RE: Dyson (Was: Paths to Uploading)

Billy Brown (
Fri, 8 Jan 1999 12:58:59 -0600

Terry Donaghe wrote:
> We can forgive him for advocating the use of violence against the very
> ones that support society (those that produce)??????? I'll have to
> think very hard about that one..

Rare is the man who can see one false meme in his own upbringing. Rarer still is he who sees more than one of them. No one can spot them all.

If we condemn Einstein because he failed to see the fallacies of the mainstream of thought in a field he did not even practice, we are expecting perfection. We might as well condemn all ancient Athenians who didn't rail against slavery, or all medieval scholars who failed to fight for women's rights.

I'm sure future generations will see laughable fallacies and cruel injustice in practices that we find unobjectionable, as well. I hope they won't hold us to your standard.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I