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Re: Telescope To Challenge Moon Doubters

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 16:30:39 -0500
Archived: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 10:32:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Telescope To Challenge Moon Doubters 

>From: Colin Bennett <sharkley.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 00:49:00 -0000
>Subject: Re: Telescope To Challenge Moon Doubters

>>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:09:35 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Telescope To Challenge Moon Doubters - Maccabee

>Hello List Savants all,

>>Mr. Allen is an idiot.

>I don't think it is not so much the question of whether Mr.
>Allen is an idiot so much as not letting scientists get away
>with these very linear and binary assumptions of black or white,
>false or true.

Why answer with one word when you can expend dozens...
hundreds... to say the same thing?

Perhaps Mr. Allen is both and idiot and a non-idiot. A sort of
quantum mechanical entity that does not have real being until
observed. But, what can we say of the observer? Is he an idiot
too (it takes one to know one)? Or is the observer also a
semibinary entity, existing and sweaty like the steamy jungles
of Africa or non-existing and freezing as in the snowcapped
peaks of the Himalayas? To be an idiot or not to be an idiot...
alas poor Colin, that is the question. l... ooops, being dull and
binary agian... that is _A_ question (among many I should
assert). Anyway, are idiocy and non- idiocy merely the antipodes
like the north and south poles or perhaps the New Coke vs
Classic coke? Are are they merged within all of us.

As the ancient Greek philosophers, upon consulting with the
lovely oracle of Wherever and Whenever, while before, of course,
meeting with Sharon at the River Styx, would say, all is

(Arrgh, I can't go on like this... the dogs of war are nipping
at my heel's. I must confess... I am not as wordy as Colin!!!)

> I myself wholly admire Bruce Maccabee's work,

Why, thank you! And I admire your writing... that which I can
take the time to read

>people like him, and I believe much of what he and they believe.
>The only difference between us that I think the universe is a
>far sillier place than they believe it is. I think that the
>assumption that Nature's laws are linear, profound, stable and
>sensible, and accessible to only those full of good bourgeois
>common sense, is a mistake. If we get rid of all plain daftness
>by (as suggested) teaching our cat to flush it down the toilet
>(a wonderfully daft action in itself) we lose out on vital
>inspirations. Noise, mistakes, prejudice, waste and indeed much
>self-deception play a part in the human thinking cycle..

Yeah, man! Dig it!


about approximately 47 column inches later:

>So, UpDate folks, when John Rimmer asks you to covertly
>"investigate" your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances and
>report back to him, beware, because he is well plugged in to the
>American skeptical circuit, and you never know where your
>information might turn up, or who is going to use it, or more
>dangerous, who might just act on it. There are old World War 2
>names for Rimmer's suggestion, but fortunately I have forgotten

>Perhaps some people have better memories than myself, and will
>take the legal risk of using them.

>Be warned!

>He is not called the Brentford Polonius for nothing.

>Keep smiling!


Whadhesay? Wahdhesay?

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