[extropy-chat] Reputation was Education monopolies

Keith Henson hkhenson at rogers.com
Sun Jan 28 02:25:36 UTC 2007

At 11:22 PM 1/27/2007 +0000, Robert wrote:


>  This is a classical case of "reputation analysis".  I trust the 
> reputations of Eric Drexler, Ralph Merkle and Robert Freitas because I 
> have read nearly everything each of them has written and have yet to find 
> significant flaws.

I am amused.

I don't know about Merkle and Freitas, but _one_ of the reasons Drexler's 
writing has few flaws is that he had a bunch of editors and fact 
checkers.  (My wife was among them for _Nanosystems_)

Of course being humble enough to know you are not perfect and *need* others 
to look at your work before publication is in itself a darn good reason for 
high reputation.


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