Re: Robert Anton Wilson

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 2 Jul 1997 11:04:43 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Bobby Whalen wrote:

> Although I respect Carl Sagan for his enormous contributions to the
> scientific community, I have always found him pedantic and dogmatic
> especially with regards to his involvement with CSICOP. A persons
> scientific beliefs can be just as dogmatic as someone's religious ones.
> Please take the time to read R.A.W.'s "The New Inquisition" for a
> scathing expose on the widespread dogma found in the scientific
> commnunity.

Of course, that book is also somewhat dogmatic about how dogmatic the
scientific community is. Wilson may believe (or want to believe) he
doesn't believe in anything, but he has his own blind spots and
sacred cows: as does all of us.

I recommend reading RAW, he makes you think. He might be wrong,
joking or just imagining things, but he makes you think.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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