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Monday, November 21, 2011

Another RAW interview posted

David Brown has posted his second interview with Robert Anton Wilson on his blog.

The first interview has long been available, for example on, but the second interview, posted Saturday,  appears to be newly available, at least on the net.

The new one is kind of a great interview, so go read it.


Bob: I just preach that we’d all think and act more sanely if we had to use “maybe” a lot more often. Can you imagine a world with Jerry Falwell hollering “Maybe Jesus ‘was’ the son of God and maybe he hates Gay people as much as I do”–or every tower in Islam resounding with “There ‘is’ no God except maybe Allah and maybe Mohammed ‘is’ his prophet”? 

David: Why do you think  politics on this planet is such a huge mess, and human beings are so violent towards one another?

Bob: Because most  people have never heard of maybe logic and live in an either/or  world, which applied to ethics and social policy becomes a good/evil world. Human vanity then determines that all the damned eejit always put themselves in the good position and anybody who disagrees in the evil. Look at any literary/politics journal–any journal of the nonscientific “intelligentsia”–and you’ll see that they all sound as medieval as George W. Bush or Osama bin Laden. Violence comes of self-righteousness and self-righteousness comes of right/wrong logic, without maybes.

Lots of interviews with other interesting people are posted there, too.

1 comment:

Eric Wagner said...

Great interview. Thanks for posting it. I like the one reference to ostriches, having finally watched "Southern Star."

All hail Olga!