Chris Colby (colby at bu.bu.edu) wrote:
: [t.o. = talk.origins]
: Would anyone be interested in a (minimally) moderated sci.bio.evolution
: board? T.o. is chock full of highly irrelevant threads these days and
: it is hard to find the signal amidst all the noise.
I will tell a story I heard recently. In the days when racial housing
discrimination was even more widespread than it is today, almost no
amount of money or success could allow a black family to move from the
ghetto. The result? The ghetto was culturally, economically, and
When it became permissible for middle-class blacks to move to the
suburbs, the ghetto was deprived. Only the poor remained, and the
well-known problems of the inner city worsened dramatically, as
businesses failed or left, property values plummeted, etc.
The moral of my story: Once all you smart people have moved to the
intellectual 'burbs, what's going to be left here on t.o?
Eric "No, don't leave me alone with them!" Shafto
*Eric Shafto * I hope...to see the day when...in...our country*
*Institute for the * we won't have any public schools. The churches*
* Learning Sciences * will have taken them over and Christians will *
*Northwestern University * be running them. What a happy day that will *
* * be! -Rev. Jerry Fallwell, on vouchers. *