----- Original Message -----All of which dates and predictions will be wrong, but that will stop
From: "Tim Stevens"
> Dene Bebbington wrote:
> > I guess it was too much to hope that the "new millennium" (still the
> > 20th century for those who can count) would change anything. Already
> > the newspapers over here (at least the Daily Mail, anyway) have
> > started TV advertising of their horoscopes for this year.
> > Sigh, the more things change the more they stay the same.
> Unfortunately, you can be sure that they will shortly be followed by
neither the soothsayers nor their audiences. Fortunately, the real,
serious BELIEVERS of this crap are a small minority of the population
of the western world -- were it otherwise, we'd have seen mass self-
and other-destructive behaviours. [Flashback to cartoon of James Watt
running around, screaming, "JESUS IS COMING!! CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES!!"]
> Things stay the same because people stay the same: they want easyskeptically.
> for everything and don't want to have to think critically or
I'm re-reading an old cold-war thriller wherein the author [Richard
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