Re: Fact or Fiction...Good reading!

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 11:46:43 +0000

At 11:41 AM 7/17/97 CST, Rick wrote:

> What's fascinating is the *effect* these discussions have. One
> reader, upon visiting the pole shift web sites declared "Aw shit!" (as
> if he was already committed to his cryonics agreement but fat lot of
> good it was gonna do him now because a world calamity is due by
> century's end),

That was me, and I sure as shit didn't mean `aw shit, there goes my
down-payment', I meant `aw shit, get a life - get a brain'. Didn't take no
visit to no sites to reach that intemperate but sensible conclusion,
either, as Carl Feynman pointed out rather more gently.

> While the mental tug of war about the physics versus
> the circumstancial evidence plays out, some go into flame mode at
> having to be subjected to drivel

Yo! Purge that drivel! Clean out the Augean stables! Think Only Pure
Thoughts! Keep Your Brain Nice!


No, really, there's a difference between stupid pseudo-ideas and daring
imaginative brain-storming. Which is why the core postings on this list
are fascinating and fun instead of infuriating and time-wasting.

Damien Broderick