[Noisebridge-discuss] Wingnuts

Ryan Rawson ryanobjc at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 23:56:02 PST 2012



"“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always
has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant
thread winding its way through our political and cultural life,
nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance
is just as good as your knowledge.”

- Isaac Asimov, column in Newsweek (21 January 1980)."

As for the AIDS denier, I dont think we need to rehash a 20 year old
debate he lost. To refuse to engage him isnt being "closed minded".
After all, being overly open minded is it's own problem. *ahem*

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM, BAH A
<synrhabdosomeunarrayaaoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 11:30 PM, Tony Longshanks LeTigre
> <anthonyletigre at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Cynthia, I'm so glad you're here. People have been saying the most awful
>> things about you, and I'm hoarse from shouting against them all your good
>> qualities.
>> (Awkward!)
>> In all seriousness - (pause) - thank you for clarifying my comments. I
>> often wish I had someone around to explain to other people what it is I'm
>> trying to communicate. Sadly, much of the time it's just me out here alone.
>> Duesberg should absolutely have the right to make his case to an open-minded
>> audience, and as verbally stated in the past, I  am open and willing to hear
>> his talk, if we are able to acquire him.
> Wait... are you for real?  Why should Noisebridge resources be devoted to
> Duesberg in anyway? How is inviting Duesberg over for a nice talk furthering
> the cause of benevolent open hacking in San Francisco?  Do you realize who
> this guy is?  Go read some fun stuff like
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/27/south-africa-aids-mbeki
> I can put us in contact with some Holocaust revisionist deniers, some of
> them even have PHDs in History, can they come too?
> Let Duesberg speak at his Homeopathy conference and leave it at that.
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