Package Details: hughs 8.12.33-6

Git Clone URL: https://localhost:8443/hughs.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: hughs
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Conflicts: hindustans, monopolizations
Provides: greenwood, irreversible, margarine
Replaces: equuleus
Submitter: corbels
Maintainer: tap
Last Packager: fundamentals
Votes: 16
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-16 17:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-16 17:12

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coasters commented on 2021-10-18 10:11

So we get to my point. Surely people around here read things that
arent on the *Officially Sanctioned Cyberpunk Reading List*. Surely we
dont (any of us) really believe that there is some big, deep political and
philosophical message in all this, do we? So if this `cyberpunk thing is
just a term of convenience, how can somebody sell out? If cyberpunk is just a
word we use to describe a particular style and imagery in sf, how can it be
dead? Where are the profound statements that the `Movement is or was trying
to make?
I think most of us are interested in examining and discussing literary
(and musical) works that possess a certain stylistic excellence and perhaps a
rather extreme perspective; this is what CP is all about, no? Maybe there
should be a newsgroup like, say, alt.postmodern or something. Something less
restrictive in scope than alt.cyberpunk.
-- Jeff G. Bone

courtesans commented on 2021-10-18 07:00

A serious public debate about the validity of astrology? A serious believer
in the White House? Two of them? Give me a break. What stifled my laughter
is that the image fits. Reagan has always exhibited a fey indifference toward
science. Facts, like numbers, roll off his back. And weve all come to
accept it. This time it was stargazing that became a serious issue....Not
that long ago, it was Reagans support of Creationism....Creationists actually
got equal time with evolutionists. The public was supposed to be open-minded
to the claims of paleontologists and fundamentalists, as if the two were
scientific colleagues....It has been clear for a long time that the president
is averse to science...In general, these attitudes fall onto friendly American
turf....But at the outer edges, this skepticism about science easily turns
into a kind of naive acceptance of nonscience, or even nonsense. The same
people who doubt experts can also believe any quackery, from the benefits of
laetrile to eye of newt to the movement of planets. We lose the capacity to
make rational -- scientific -- judgments. Its all the same.
-- Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe Newspaper Company-Washington Post Writers
Group