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  •  An extraordinary genius is dead. (2+ / 0-)
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    lotlizard, Stwriley

    The human race lost a mind it could have used. Authority never likes people smarter than itself.

    I understand everything you're saying, but frankly his depredations look incredibly petty next to enormity of what we lost.

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 11:15:57 AM PST

    •  A genius' mind, and the fruits thereof, ... (0+ / 0-)

      don't belong to society.  If s/he wishes to share, fine; but there is no moral obligation to do so.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:31:44 AM PST

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      •  He wasn't part of the human race? (1+ / 0-)
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        Agathena

        I never suggested society owned his mind. What a fucking stupid idea. If you make shit up, claim it for your own.

        "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

        by Bob Love on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 07:48:17 PM PST

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