Re: Zero-tolerance rules

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 07:11:15 MST

> > There is a threshold, if you say things that are
> > stupid enough there is only one logical conclusion one can make. I mean,
> > how else can you judge the intelligence of a person other than what they
> > say or do?
> If you believe that the conclusion is that obvious, then there should be
> no need to tell the rest of us.

The conclusion is of course *not* that obvious to the stupid offender.
Consequently, it makes sense to point out their stupidity publicly, thus
helping them to mend their stupid ways.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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