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Posted by Whittier on August 29, 2003 02:46:53 UTC

or how you do.
Dimmer Than Light wrote:
"When one lives in a liberal democracy and enjoys the relative affluences
that allows for things like leisure time, then one might come to expect
that planetariums, libraries and internet access are human birthrights."

One may have any delusion one likes in any society. This delusion you
described is unrelated to what I was thinking and seems not to be based on
research of any kind.

Dimmer Than Light wrote:
"Most of the Earth's six billion people (it's billion, not million, by the
way) might claim that their own daily preoccupation with the tasks of
feeding and sheltering themselves and their families make planetariums
about as relevant to their existence as cholera and typhoid would be to

Well, besides not reading my numbers right (and I'll have an arithmetic
contest with you if you like), you miss the fact that the population
explosion in poor countries resulted from advances in science, and did
NOT result from advances in anonymous, patronizing pooh-poohing against
Mike Pearson's well-founded policy ideas.
The same policy makers who made the population explosion can BLUDDY WELL
consider the consequences and get behind Mike Pearson's well-founded
policy ideas. Unfortunately, along with thousands of good thinkers such as
me, there are thousands of distorters, harrassers, hangers-on and liars to
ruin or delay any such programs. Are you one too?

Dimmer Than Light wrote:
" Unfortunately I think that public planetariums and the way of life that
goes with them are luxuries for the relatively few. I share your desire
that all people might one day get to enjoy them."

It is not about luxury. It is about survival via
facing reality. If the people are ignorant, they will follow despotic
sociopaths. A planetarium solution, with presentations therein to be free
of economic theories, is prescribed. Any complaints?

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