[ExI] goodbye shockley lab
col.hales at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 22:35:03 UTC 2015
Events like these (Bletchley/Turing, Shockley/eugenics) are emblematic of science as a deeply human venture. Great insight and genius handed to us in a wrapper of human folly.
To me, to lose touch with the genius or the folly diminishes all of us. Acknowledging the genius is not endorsing the folly.
It's good to see folks that share my deep sense of history. It's a Kwik-e-Mart. So be it! .
From: "Anders Sandberg" <anders at aleph.se>
Sent: 28/04/2015 1:24 AM
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Subject: Re: [ExI] goodbye shockley lab
Very sad. I am glad I have the pictures I took with Spike & son at the site. And a few splinters, which I keep in a jar next to some soil from Bletchley Park. Just in case.
spike <spike66 at att.net> , 27/4/2015 5:51 AM:
So tragic. The barbarians could have at least left us a Wailing Wall on the site.
Well, we techies can always make a Wailing Facebook Wall. Or a Tweeting Wall.
Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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