[extropy-chat] List of silly misconceptions
wingcat at pacbell.net
Wed Feb 18 01:16:37 UTC 2004
--- BillK <bill at wkidston.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:44 pm Jef Allbright wrote:
> > In my opinion, helping the spread of rational
> thinking, awareness of
> > our selves and our place in the big picture ,
> counts among the most
> > extropic and highly leveraged efforts we can make.
> Very admirable sentiments, but it is a bit like
> trying to stop the tide
> coming in.
> Misconceptions are fundamental to humans. It is not
> called 'Human error'
> for nothing.
> Humans are fallible. The best we can hope for is
> some damage limitation.
Maybe we'll never stop it all, but perhaps we can
reduce its rate, either permanently or at least for a
very long time?
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