degrees of openness

Anton Sherwood (
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 19:21:42 -0800 (PST)

: Max More wrote:
: > ... The list was created as a "safe haven" (founder
: > Perry Metzger's words) for discussion amongst Extropians
: > without having to pander to the differently-opinioned.

Joao Pedro <> asks
: Isn't a discussion an exchange of information and ideas?
: How can you have a discussion in the first place without
: different ideas and opinions?

How can two biologists exchange information about life in the
Cambrian era, if they're constantly interrupted by biblical
literalists saying there never was a Cambrian era?

If we want to discuss our ideas with others who strongly disagree,
there's a forum for that, too: it's called Usenet.
(Look for me on dejanews)

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