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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 11:12 AM
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6. Remember the Cuban missile crisis?
In the sixties we all knew that the end of the world might be just around the corner. It was an obvious fact, not a paranoid delusion. We knew that the USSR wanted to bury us. It was not a secret. They told us so. That made it necessary to deal with the doomsayers a little differently. Some of them actually had valid and logical reasons to believe that the world might end soon.

And then there were the religious kooks who wanted to "imminitize the eschaton" as Robert Anton Wilson used to say.

Short answer to your question: yes and no.
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