Re: feedback and sharing knowledge

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 09 Oct 1997 19:16:14 -0400

Hal Finney wrote:
> I am so gd sick of the libertarian argument, pro and con. It's the same
> thing, and the same thing, and the same thing, over and over again.
> Do we ever really accomplish anything by it? Couldn't there be another
> forum where it can be argued? It sucks up so much time and energy.
> Here on this list, we are supposed to be able to avoid these discussions
> of the basics. Yet this one issue, of whether coercion is necessary or
> proper, comes up again and again. I just delete the messages, and I don't
> want to force my view on others, but can't we rededicate ourselves to the
> principle of avoiding debate on this topic?
> Hal

We'd need some sort of intelligent agent to scan list message
submissions for signs of economic ignorance or socialistic stupidity, to
filter them out ahead of time. I don't like the idea of filtering people
out, but having a stupid idea filter would exclude those who insist on
debating the obvious, unless they decide to contribute something that is
actually constructive.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------	Inventor of the Lorrey Drive
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