Re: ECON: Simon vs Ehrlich

Max More (
Sat, 26 Apr 1997 11:10:38 -0700

At 03:21 PM 4/26/97 +1000, you wrote:
>They did mentioned that much more recently there has been a second
>challenge by Ehrlich to Simon, but that Simon had not taken up the bet.
>Does anyone know what's become of this second bet? And what the true story
>of the first bet is?

I think this is wrong -- the reverse of the truth. Simon wanted to renew
the bet, Ehrlich refused, and Simon left the bet open. Ehrlick apparently
isn't that confident about his views, though still goes on to write
dangerously false bestsellers.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375