Re: Recipe for Destruction - Joy/Kurzweil NYTimes Op-Ed

From: Joel Peter William Pitt (
Date: Mon Oct 17 2005 - 21:25:03 MDT

On 10/18/05, J. Andrew Rogers <> wrote:
> On 10/17/05 6:22 PM, "Joel Peter William Pitt" <>
> wrote:
> > Of course, despite who you think were the good guys and who were bad -
> this
> > didn't prevent nuclear weapons being used did it? And with the current
> > reputation of the United States I'd rather they didn't have exclusive
> access
> > to the information.
> The "current reputation" of the US among the vast swath of humanity whose
> opinion of such things is approximately worthless does not rate as a
> reason
> worth mentioning for doing anything. There is nothing particularly evil
> about the US government as governments go, and there are enough real
> problems in the world that it is entirely unnecessary to invent new ones.
> My first act as emperor will be to outlaw Kool-Aid.

I forfeit this argument in favour of maintaining a non-flammatory list.
Suffice to say that your attitude in this post explains the reasons behind
our "worthless opinions".


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