Fear and loathing of the "perification" of Smalltalk
bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Sep 15 01:17:29 UTC 2007
On Sep 15, 2007, at 2:55 , Blake wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 05:58:31 -0700, Peter William Lount
> <peter at smalltalk.org> wrote:
>> To quote Richard Dawkin's: "No, please, do not mistake passion,
>> which can change its mind, for fundamentalism, which never will.
>> Passion for passion, an evangelical Christian and I may be evenly
>> matched. But we are not equally fundamentalist. The true
>> scientist, however passionately he may “believe”, in evolution [or
>> a certain computer language or feature therein] for example, knows
>> exactly what would change his mind: evidence! The fundamentalist
>> knows that nothing will."
> Everyone who believes that Dawkins is more likely to change his
> mind than any average fundamentalist, raise your hand.
Folks, please. "Smalltalk" in the title of this thread refers to the
programming language of that name.
- Bert -
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