Chapter 23

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I was at a party once, where a young human female said that if she were born in 1930 and grew up in the atmosphere and morals of the 1940s and 1950s she'd be exactly the same person that she is now, having been born in 1960 and growing up in the atmosphere and morals of the 1970s and the 1980s.

This of course is either pathologically naive, or she is pathologically immune to the inputs of her environment. I complemented her on the profundity of her ignorance, but I wouldn't want her to change. Questions and answers like that serve as a stupidometer. I know, after her assertion, that she is not to be taken seriously. That might be useful information some day.