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RE: starship-design: Re: Why go to the stars?


You are assuming that the masses are interested enough to mutiny. The meek truly shall inherit the Earth, the rest of us will have left...isn't that the nature of frontiers?

Lee Parker

-----Original Message-----
From:	Timothy van der Linden [SMTP:TLG.van.der.Linden@tip.nl]
Sent:	Tuesday, July 01, 1997 12:19 PM
To:	starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu
Subject:	starship-design: Re: Why go to the stars?

Indeed you'd open frontiers, but the difference with previous frontiers is
that this one is sponsored and thus regulated before it starts.

BTW.  Writing this, I started wondering what would happen if people start
      a mutiny.


"It is a safe rule to apply that, when a mathematical or philosophical 
author writes with a misty profundity, he is talking nonsense." 

-- Alfred North Whitehead, An Introduction to Mathematics, 1948.