Re: FAQ Additions (Posthuman mind control)

den Otter (
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 21:46:51 +0100

> From: Michael S. Lorrey <>
> > Why is your position any better than the conservative desire to outlaw
> > the teaching of evolution and limit teaching to just the Bible? Is it
> > because you're belief system is true and theirs is false? Do we really
> > want to outlaw the teaching of wrong theories? Won't this lead to the
&gt; > State being run by Thought Police?
> Exactly. Freedom means the right to be stupid. Only by giving all the right
> to be stupid by themselves can we learn what is true wisdom.

Nice words, but other people's stupidities, especially in the religious/ political realm, will sooner or later negatively influence *your* life as well. The very reason that you worry about dictatorships and such is *stupid people*.

In the case of
> parents and children, most people recognise that children are in fact
> remarkably resilient creatures. The idea of the brittle child is a false one
> promulgated by people with agendas of their own. This is why parents are
> given a modicum of leeway in the raising of their children, because
> ignorance is always something which can be rectified.

Yep, we surely do live in an enlightened world. Not! Either those kids *are* influenced by their parent's drivel, or they are just born stupid. What shall it be?