[TAG] [peter.maxwell at anu.edu.au: Re: [LG 101] mailbag #2 - Stephen Bint]
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Fri Jun 11 17:18:56 MSD 2004
On Fri, Jun 11, 2004 at 03:49:23AM +0100, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> >>>>I would go further; it's my opinion that there is no more honourable way
> >>>>to die than to die in the pursuit of your beliefs,
> >>>No matter what the beliefs happen to be?
> >>Hmm. That's true. I'm sure I wouldn't admire anyone who died in the
> >>pursuit of their belief that they can fly like Superman.
> >Well, interestingly enough, this is one of those slippery slopes... I
> >gather that his situation was not entirely dissimilar to that... from
> >our point of view.
> Not really. It's the impossible vs. the merely unlikely.
Hmmm... value judgement, not an absolute. Which makes my point, I
Many people tend to view things *other people* think are merely
unlikely as impossible. Hence, slippery slope.
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