Re: computers have no souls!

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sat Jan 29 2000 - 01:51:38 MST

On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, Jeff Davis wrote:

> Short of reaching out with a defibrillator set on high, clamping the
> paddles to her temples, and electrically erasing her meme set, I don't see
> any way of persuading "the woman who couldn't handle the truth" to see it
> your way. But, being a semi-professional wiseass, I can think of several
> fun ways to try.

An in-vivo demonstration of human stupidity might work. Accept
everything that the doubter says and appear to publically "recant"
everything you previously stated (you have to be a good actor or actress
to do it). Kind of like one of those "flash" christianity conversions
(or deconversions as others on the list have pointed out)...

Then at the end, sum up with some nice pithy observation about how
the human mind is so easily programmed to believe simply anything
that its a wonder we manage to get anything done at all. The
smart ones will catch on. If the 'doubter' does too, then they
can scream about being manipulated by you, then you can just observe
that they are being manipulated by everyone who wants them to "believe"
something without any evidence.


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