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From: "David Lebling" <dlebling@ucentric.com>
Subject: (whorl) Re: Adam's Secret Theory
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 10:02:33 

<<From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
Subject: Yet another Secret theory: we have met the enemy and he is us>>

But how does your theory square with "a weapon too heavy to wield"? Unless
the meaning is that becoming good is too hard for the Neighbors, and for
humans. This makes a certain amount of sense, and captures the idea of a
"heavy" weapon. If I have a sword that weighs fifty pounds, I can't swing it
at my enemy, even though I know it would destroy him if I could.

We've gone around and around on the "Golden Rule" theory (I think I was one
of the early proposers of it, if not the first), but it still isn't very
satisfying, even though it's the best we've got so far.

Foolish inhumi, to be worried that humans might become good!

    Dave Lebling
    aka vizcacha

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