Re: anti-net

From: Alex F. Bokov (
Date: Sat Oct 13 2001 - 14:45:27 MDT


On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Spike Jones wrote:

> What percentage of people would be worm launchers?
> It occurred to me that if you add up all the classes of
> those who would take down the net, it might be over
> half of humanity, perhaps way over half. spike

Lucky for us, most of those with the technical capability of devising
such a thing are solidly in the other half.

Also, there are plenty of things that I don't use and even see as
detrimental to society. Yet, I wouldn't push a button that would
forever abolish say, football, meat consumption, or marriage. Besides
the obvious moral objections, there is the fact that I might be
wrong-- sports might in fact 'mold character', meat might be good for
you, and marriage might... might... might keep you off the streets
and out of bars or something. Even if the world would be a slightly
better place without these things, the short term chaos would greatly
outweigh the benefit, and would probably harm me personally.

- --
* I believe that the majority of the world's Muslims are good, *
* honorable people. If you are a Muslim and want to reassure me and *
* others that you are part of this good, honorable majority, all *
* you need to say are nine simple words: "I OPPOSE the Wahhabi cult *
* and its Jihad." *

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