Posted: Mar 06, 2019 9:30 am
by Cito di Pense
Stein wrote:
archibald wrote:I can't have a nice day. How am I going to have a nice day after that? I'm going to have to spend the rest of the week fortifying my house, stockpiling food and digging an underground shelter. I must admit, I had no idea that not believing Jesus existed was that serious a threat. Eek.

During the McCarthy era, my parents decided to hide some of their history books -- true story. You don't have to stockpile food, etc. But you do have to give serious thought to hiding some of your books.

It's all about the upside, isn't it?

Nobody has to hide his math books, because there's no upside to burning those. They tried burning the Alexandria library, but people just figured out the same math all over again. If you could do math instead of history, you'd probably understand why.

Same thing with history, except somebody's afraid it won't come out right if there's a do-over. The proof is in the pud-knocking.