"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> I must only say that I am shocked and amazed. If one cannot voice
> on the extropian list thoughts, ideas and opinions that one has
> for the maximization of the evolution of our society -- then we
> are doomed. We are implicitly stating that ideas exist that are
> not fit for public consumption or that we would prefer the veneer
> of public approval rather than the debate of rigorous, rational
Frankly, there are ideas that are "not fit for public consumption",
since all known expressions of those ideas to date fail to adequately
communicate their benefits, leaving only their fallacies to be digested
by the public - thus poisioning the public against future positive
expressions of said ideas. (Take nuclear power, for example.) This
simply means that we must find ways to adequately express them to make
them so fit.
> Strike me down, tear me to shreads, rip me into tiny pieces --
> but never, never, never argue that my voice should not be heard.
"I may disagree with what you say, but I shall defend to the death your
right to say it." - Voltaire
Quite correct, IMO. Even when expressing - pardon the term - brain
farts, in the hopes that some gem can be extracted from them, or the
case against them better stated.
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