Might I add, I nearly choked on my proverbial cereal reading the heading 
'abortion should be self-limiting since it cleans the gene pool' or some 
such crap from rclough, and was about to fire back until I realized that 
provocation is the *purpose* of trolling. So - I consider him a troll.

On Friday, February 1, 2013 11:24:10 AM UTC+11, Pierz wrote:
>
> I agree with you Russell. It's nice to have new thinkers contributing 
> ideas as I was getting bored with Weinberg vs Clark, but at a certain point 
> this group will lose interest for me completely if 90% of the threads are 
> about stuff unrelated to the original 'everything' list concept. It's not 
> the anything list!
>
> On Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:53:38 AM UTC+11, Russell Standish wrote:
>>
>> Might I remind everybody that the purpose of the everything-list is to 
>> discuss ensemble theories of everything. If you want to know what that 
>> is, please consult Wei Dei's description 
>> http://www.weidai.com/everything.html 
>>
>> Granted, this does touch on a lot of topics, ranging over fundamental 
>> science, philosophy and even aspects of religion, but is not relevant 
>> to the current gun control debates, or a move to assert moral values 
>> in our households (whose morals?), just two of the topics discussed 
>> this morning on the list. 
>>
>> The list is deliberately left free-ranging and unmoderated. That has 
>> been its strength, and the list has been remarkably troll-free. But 
>> can I please ask everybody to keep the discussion more or less on 
>> topic, so that the list remains relevant. 
>>
>> Cheers 
>>
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