The most enormous crime in history?
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 15:57:44 -0400 (EDT)

> > As one who considers the burning of the Library at Alexandria to be
> >the most enormous crime in history ....
> I would disagree only in that there have been many other cases of mass
> destruction of information in history, like Alexander's destruction of
> Persion records, the first Emperor's destruction of pre-existing Chinese
> records, the Hindu destruction of the writings of the Indian Atheists, and
> the Spanish destruction of Aztec records. So I'm not entirely sure that
> burning of the Library was the worst, although it might have been.

What about the millions of useful brains going to waste every day due to
daytime television? What about all the scientific research being stopped
because it reminds people of something they saw on The X-Files?