Re: Meritocracies and freedom of information

From: Peter C. McCluskey (
Date: Tue Oct 16 2001 - 15:52:27 MDT (Robert J. Bradbury) writes:
>I am going to propose that "information" should not be free.
>This is based on the idea that if you are insufficiently
>educated with regard to the information you cannot properly
>evaluate its significance and use it responsibly (extropically).

 Yes, look at all those people buying vitamins without consulting a
doctor. Or the people who sign up for cryonics without the neuroscience
background to evaluate the damage done by freezing or vitrification.
 They could be almost as dangerous as people trying to evaluate Galileo's
ideas without the proper theological education needed to understand the

Peter McCluskey          | Free Dmitry Sklyarov! | 

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