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Posted by Rich on February 23, 2001 23:26:48 UTC

when I learned that people never thought the earth was flat. And except for that one time, I've never heard it taught that way. In fact, most people today think that people once thought the world was flat during the time of Columbus. When a myth becomes a truth. Gee, I wonder if this parallels religion? ;)

Alexander, I do think you overestimate most people anyways. The majority of people are CNN Headline News people. Just give me the jist of it and I'll be fine. I'll know it all. People don't want to bother with all the details. Computers are a good example. How many people pay for a class to teach them how to use the internet? Its insane. Then do these people go about taking computer programming courses so they can use the computer more usefully? Of course not. Just show me the porn! ;)

The majority of people don't want to be bothered with the details of reality. That's why its important for the folks like us to make sure no one takes advantage of people like them, such as evangilists. For the most part, people are stupid. Its the 0.0001% that make the world work.

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