Re: JP Barlow, Ph.D, Social Engineering

Kathryn Aegis (
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 16:18:20 +0000

On Mon, 23 Sep 1996 Euguene Leitl writes (and I discover to my dismay
that I've broken radio silence on the extropian list):

>Kathryn, my "less stringent" remark refers to this tolerance of grey
>I am not trying to alienate anyone in here, but a progressive laxness in
>one's thinking can grow dangerous. I'd rather keep my tools sharp than

My dear Eugene, I do not equate tolerance of grey areas with mental

Bart Kosko expresses this in a way you could perhaps relate to:

"All facts were matters of degree. The facts were always
fuzzy or vague or inexact to some degree. Only math was
black and white and it was just an artificial system of
rules and symbols. Science treated the grey or fuzzy facts
as if they were the black/white facts of math. Yet no one
had put forth a single fact about the world that was 100%
true or 100% false. They just said they all were."

Kathryn Aegis