Re: G. Coyne, priest (jesuit), astronomer

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 17:00:51 MST

On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 12:18:22PM -0800, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> From: "steve" <>
> > It does not surprise me that Jesuits are doing
> > work of this kind. From my own experience and what I read, SJs are very,
> > very smart people.
> Oh, that's great! Just what we need: highly intelligent religious fanatics to
> blow us all to kingdom come. Well, at least the world will die at the hands of
> smart maniacs instead of boring knuckleheads... that always makes things more
> interesting.

Well, I have a hard time imagining them as blowing things up. They are
going to *discuss* things! And I really mean it - the one jesuit
theologician I have met in discussion several years ago still makes me
feel awed. I didn't realize just how good his arguments were when I
heard them, but they do pop up when I least expect it. A very elegant
trick, a bit like memetic anti-airport bombs hiding under the
runway... :-)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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