Re: a mild (unqualified) criticism
Posted by y on May 13, 2002 at 08:45
Re: a mild (unqualified) criticism (DA Morgan)
but imagine if scientists were put on pedestles, who is to say that i would not still be sitting infront of this or an even better computer (or even somthing completely different) today.
it seems to me that communication is a very important aspect of life/nature. so, whoevers pedastal we had knelt at, there would be a good chance that an improvement in communicative technology (i use the word 'technology' loosely) would have evolved albeit a different technology.
if we had knelt at the pedestal of scientists who believed that the way forward in communication was through direct mind to mind communication, we may have gone down a different path, and yet to us the mysteries of science percieved by us (as a result of the journey down this different path), may have had reasonable (acceptable) explainations, that were just as acceptable/unacceptable as those we have today.
just another thought,
i dont ask questions just to try to trip people up, i ask them to provoke (for want of a milder word) a response, so i may then judge those responses, and the basis of those responses, and thereby form my own views based upon what 'I' feel is a valid argument.
i do think that your argument in this case is very reasonable, and will consider it more carefuly over my period of time on this planet.
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