Re: virus: Demons & Democrats

Reed Konsler (
Sun, 28 Apr 1996 19:19:22 -0400

On Saturday Apr 27, 1:18pm Ken Pantheists said:

"Now all we have to do is convince the governments of our countries to
fund arts and sciences equally.

(ooooh. I just imagined all the scientists in the world going "... uh...
Wait a minute.) :)"


I respectfully disagree. ;) It is the artists' responsibility to pressure the
culture to funnel more resorces to them as a group. If, as a scientist, I am
competeing for limited government resources I will do so to my fullest. This
is the point of natural selection. By competing in this way the best art and
the best science is produced...on average. If you can't convince the rest of
society what you are doing is valuable then by definition it isn't.

That's democracy.

Or, in other words: "... uh... Wait a minute."