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Re: Science Equals Murder


Derb, Amen to your rejection of Stein’s absurd and despicable “science leads you to killing people” comment. But I hope we are not really forced to choose between Rousseau and Voltaire, a pair of lunatic revolutionaries addicted to cleverness. How about we say a big fat ‘no way’ to them both and find ourselves a sensible, moderate advocate of both science and the western moral tradition, who sees how the two are connected and how they’re distinct? I recommend Edmund Burke or Adam Smith (you might choose to reverse the order). But there are other options too.

One hint will help in our search: when we find our spokesman among the great thinkers, his native language will be English.