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Amazing how quickly SLashdot corrects ideologically unsound

meehawl (73285) writes | more than 12 years ago

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So I was unamazed that an article I submitted, about the unlikliness of the Singularity and instead the liklihood of environmental apocalypse, was rejected within scant seconds of being submitted.

Maybe I shouldn't have used the old "Rapture for Nerds" quote...So I was unamazed that an article I submitted, about the unlikliness of the Singularity and instead the liklihood of environmental apocalypse, was rejected within scant seconds of being submitted.

Maybe I shouldn't have used the old "Rapture for Nerds" quote...

The relative indifference to the environment springs, I believe, from deep within human nature. The human brain evidently evolved to commit itself emotionally only to a small piece of geography, a limited band of kinsmen, and two or three generations into the future. To look neither far ahead nor far afield is elemental in a Darwinian sense. We are innately inclined to ignore any distant possibility not yet requiring examination. It is, people say, just good common sense.

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