[ExI] The Rationality of Belief is Relative
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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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