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Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material



On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 09:42:48AM +0200, Alexey Vyskubov wrote:
> Do you really believe this? The following citation is from 'science'
> fortune file, which is NOT in fortune-offensive:
> 
> Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know
> what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
>                 -- Bertrand Russell
> 
> My speciality is mathematics and I find this citation extremely
> offensive.

Yeah, but it's probably a good idea to stick that fortune in the
"offensive" package, because the types of people who are likely to
easily take offense likely also adhere to Creationism, believe in
spontaneous generation, that the world is flat and was created in six
days, that the Sun goes around the Earth, and that there's no such thing
as irrational numbers.

Only the last belief is consistent; after all, if your mind has an
absolute monopoly on irrationality, there's none left for the rest of
the universe.  ;-)

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |    The first thing the communists do
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    when they take over a country is to
branden@debian.org                 |    outlaw cockfighting.
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