Re: Selfish meme?

Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 09:30:36 GMT

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    In a message dated 1/25/2002 2:54:59 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

    > >When used deceptively or equivocally, words can foster >rampant Enronism
    > >the sciences.
    > Really? That's a very dark, pessimistic philosophy. Fortunately it's not
    > true or science would grind to a halt.

    Well, the Enron mess was formed by more than a few words and a few
    deceptions. Still, even if Enronism has been rampant in business, business
    has not ground to a halt. Not even the energy business has ground to a halt.
    And look at the bright side: regulators, investors, politicians, prosecutors,
    employees, bankers, accountants, suppliers, utilities, etc. have eventually
    had to face up to that lurking Enronism. Science, (without grinding to a
    halt) may from time to time need to face up to its own kinds of Enronism...

    Things aren't always as they seem.

    --Aaron Lynch

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