[ExI] 41% of people are insane

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 10:27:45 UTC 2010

2010/6/23 Ross Evans <ross.evans11 at gmail.com>:
> http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06/22/jesus-returning-cancer-cured-u-s-poll-predicts-life-in-2050/
> That 41%, the idiot contingent, represents an enormous obstacle to the kind
> of future the transhumanist movement believes in. These are people for whom
> modernity is difficult to deal with, what awaits will alienate them in ways
> they can't even imagine; and therein lies the problem. I think the biggest
> terrorist threat in the future may well  be from some confluence of crazies,
> from disparate religious  traditions, united under the banner of
> neo-ludditry.

Surely some of the 41% are only pretending to be crazy, or there's
some sampling error, or something. Otherwise, two out of five people
you bump into really believe Jesus is going to return, and that figure
just seems incredible.

Stathis Papaioannou

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