I don't think outlawing the apologetics is necessary. The vast diversity of memes travelling through this list slowly dissolves the surface of Level 2 ideospheres until, like sperm forcing themselves into the ovum, the intellect becomes impregnated with enlightenment. Irrationally dogmatic memes are poisoned and displaced by the waste products of newer more powerful strains of viruses.
>From: David McFadzean [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 7:55 AM
>Subject: META: topical rules (was Re: virus: odds)
>At 08:55 AM 5/6/99 -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
> >Whose wishful odds are you recapitulating? Scientific creationism is,
> >after all, a total oxymoron.
>Would anyone object to a new Virus list rule that states that
>Christian apologetics is off topic? I don't see any reason to
>waste resources arguing with Christians (let them believe whatever
>they want), and I don't see any obvious way to disabuse them
>of their fanatasies even if we wanted to (though a university
>education seems to help).
>Alternatively we could say that every topic is valid for this list
>and leave it up to individuals to do their own filtering. What do
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