[extropy-chat] Futures Past
bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au
Mon Oct 10 11:52:26 UTC 2005
The Avantguardian wrote:
> So before you chide yourself because your crystal
> balls were murky and dark, and the things you have
> foretold have not yet come to pass, be thankful that
> your predictions have been more acurate to date than
> that of the chiliasts.
Er, the chiliasts?
> And know this: it is only
> because of your labors that humanity even knows in
> what direction progress lay. Without the compass of
> your imaginations, the impetus of your inspiration,
> and the clarity of your vision, we would still be
> wandering aimlessly in search of our next meal
> somewhere at the base of the foreboding mountain
> called progress.
Holy mixed metaphors batman!
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