[ExI] Economic liberalism vs. conservatism: Why the debate here?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Feb 24 09:28:24 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 08:54:41PM -0800, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2011, at 1:57 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > 
> > Can we please let this thread die? The ban was there for a reason. Kthxbai.
> > 
> Hmm?  If we can't handle this then this list is probably utterly worthless.  

There are some hot buttons which reliably produce a lot
of heat and very little light. If human learning is not
a myth we should figure out that keeping pressing them
is not a good idea. 

> So typical.  Important issues are brought up, talked about 
> a while, then there are calls to shut it down and even 
> appeals to a ban.   This really really depresses me.

People tend to exaggerate their differences when they're
particularly similar. See the donklephant, where different
parts of the same animal's anatomy apparently seem to
in a fight with each other. Most curious.

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