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Re: The Civil Heretic - Freeman Dyson - Profile - NYTimes.com
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:59:54 -0400



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From: George Dyson <gdyson () gmail com>
Date: March 28, 2009 3:41:35 AM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Re: [IP] The Civil Heretic - Freeman Dyson - Profile - NYTimes.com

This article is the result of a commencement address given at the University of Michigan, 18 December 2005, where Freeman Dyson (encouraging his audience to greet the future with heretical thinking as well as common sense) listed THREE heresies: first, "that all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated" (note that he does not say wrong, simply grossly exaggerated); second, "that biotechnology will soon be domesticated"; third, "that the United States has less than a century left of its turn as top nation." Heresy #1, which has received all the attention, was considerably milder in its speculations than heresy #2 or heresy #3.

On Mar 27, 2009, at 10:06 AM, David Farber wrote:

Well worth reading  djf
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/magazine/29Dyson-t.html






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