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Well chosen piece

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on December 07, 1999 at 18:28:49:

In Reply to: A difference between teaching and issuing communiqués posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on December 07, 1999 at 16:32:08:

: "Would you be willing to sacrifice two of them, and make them suffer so that the other one could go to school, and have a good life, in Recife? Could you love your children that way?"
"Well, if you," I said, "a person of flesh and bones, could not commit an injustice like that -- how could God commit it? Could God really be the cause of these things?

Certainly stirring, but the above passage conatins an important error which undermines what follows. The error of zero sum economics, that in order for one person to gain others must lose by some roughly equal amount. Evidently not true given a quick glance at world wide wealth creation. (ie for it to be true then the sum of global wealth would need to be now, what it was at mankinds start)

A well chosen piece with regard to bringing a person to understanding, rather than dictating your own understanding (neither is a guarantee of accuracy or correctness ofcourse).

The technique is as useful to a scientist, a salesman, a conman, a politician, a revolutionary, a libertarian, an anarchist and a don juan alike when it comes to bringing others to understand their lesson.

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