[ExI] foundation and empire
johnkclark at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 23:06:53 UTC 2016
On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 4:17 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Were Asimov among us today, he would relate to my One Chance argument I
> make above.
I'm sure he would because Asimov was logical
I relate to it too because betting civilization and perhaps the entire
human species on the sanity of just one person is scary, but the trouble is
logical people are rare
t's even rarer for one of them to become an American politician; he'd
certainly have to carefully hide his disreputable logical tendencies from
the voters to have any hope of being elected. There is a 0% chance congress
doing what you suggest. And if there were such a thing as a negative
probability that's the chance I'd give to Vladimir Putin
up control of his nuclear weapons. It won't happen. So all a logical voter
can do is vote for the least crazy candidate that has a chance of winning,
and this year it's obvious which one that is.
Like you I want a better choice but as the Rolling Stones said in their
song used without permission at the Republican convention,
you can't always get what you want. Trump keeps
despite the Stones protests
commented "I can't get no satisfaction".
John K Clark
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