[extropy-chat] BIO: overtorqing the luddites

Brent Neal brentn at freeshell.org
Tue Feb 17 17:04:31 UTC 2004

 (2/17/04 10:17) Nicholas Anthony MacDonald <namacdon at ole.augie.edu> wrote:

>That's funny- the Christians seem to trounce me again and again.  Perhaps that's the curse of being at a Lutheran college in South 
>Dakota, and badly outnumbered...

There are probably ample resources available to you in your school library to "improve your game."  At a Lutheran college, if it is any good, they will still have the works of at least a few humanist philosophers (I started with Russell, but YMMV).  Your local UU church, if you have one, will have other resources, potentially including a humanists discussion group. Worth checking out, if it still exists.  Then there is the internet. In the early 90s, Usenet had a couple of good groups, including soc.atheism and talk.philosophy.humanism, but I've not been on Usenet since 1996 so I can't vouch for the current quality. 

Then of course, there is the school of hard knocks. :) Arguably the best way to learn, but hell on the self-esteem until you "get game." ;)

Brent Neal
Geek of all Trades

"Specialization is for insects" -- Robert A. Heinlein

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