[ExI] The Rationality of Belief is Relative

Olga Bourlin fauxever at sprynet.com
Thu May 21 18:13:32 UTC 2009

From: "Lee Corbin" <lcorbin at rawbw.com>
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>

>> Thomas Jefferson also considered slavery to be natural (at least, he 
>> certainly used free labor to his advantage to get "ahead"), But Thomas 
>> Paine, a contemporary of Jefferson's, did not.  I consider Thomas Paine 
>> smarter and more rational.
> You use "smarter" (as well as "rational") very
> idiosyncratically. Thomas Paine was in no way
> smarter than TJ. Paine was attuned better to
> changing cultural developments, which themselves
> reflected, I maintain, increased prosperity.

Yes, I do.  And so do you.


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