Re: accept no limits (was Re: sex, yet again ~%6 (was Re: ;

Chris Hind (
Wed, 06 Nov 1996 22:54:46 -0800

>Uh, I don't think we can ignore physics. We certainly haven't got the
>whole picture, and we can certainly expect further knowledge breakthroughs.
>But we must play to the rules of the game, even if we do not know all the
>rules yet.
>>From a scientific point of view (which happens to be my view), we have to
>work with what we know. The emergency exit route of spacetime engineering
>may well be forbidden, may be closed to us. What is left then is certainly
>breathtaking, but it is also certainly limited.

Aim high and meet halfway?

> 'gene, what the hell are you talking about? Since when is Malthus one
> of the prophets of the future? Didn't the massive failures of the
> predictions of Paul Ehrlick *the Population Bomb* from the Sixties
> based on the extrapolations of Malthus teach us anything about the
> creative power of the human mind to overcome such simple entropic
> pessimism?

Thank you for the support Paul.