That asumption is used in an effort to motivate people to disprove it.

(Oh, and dentists would like to find themselves out of a job...  :)

On 1 November 2013 06:30, Quentin Anciaux <> wrote:

> 2013/10/31 meekerdb <>
>> On 10/31/2013 3:55 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote:
>>> I believe there's an important aspect of this type of discussion that
>>> is rarely considered. This sort of thing takes almost a religious tone
>>> where we are supposed to feel guilty. I'm very suspicious of this sort
>>> of thing. I was indoctrinated by catholic sunday school to feel guilty
>>> about things that I didn't even yet understand. This type of discourse
>>> has a similar smell.
>> I agree with that.  But just because we aren't guilty, doesn't mean we
>> can't do anything to redress the problem.
> Well if everytime this type of discussion begins with "the world is fucked
> !"... then for all who truly genuinely believe it... it's absurd to do
> something, if the world is fucked, it is fucked... if we can do something
> about it, it's not fucked, so it is absurd to start with that assumption.

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