Proper Disposal of Hazardous Ideas: An EPA-Isador Nabi Bulletin

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  • Isador Nabi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-059-09-2008-02_6

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Abstract

(For authorized persons only. If you do not know whether you are an authorized person then you are probably not, and should stop reading right here.) The office of Occupational Safety and Health has ruled that the proper disposal of hazardous materials is required under regulation 1.848 section b of the Clean Minds Act. Our lawyers have ruled that in academic settings hazardous ideas can be included under these regulations because although they are not obviously materials, as Marx wrote, ideas become a material force when they grip the masses. When they haven't gripped the masses they may still be regarded as hazardous materials under the talmudic principle of building a wall around the Torah: something already is what it may potentially become in the wrong hands and may be treated as such. Thus a centrifuge might concentrate uranium and therefore is practically a nuclear weapon, or teaching geography in a Bad Country may train children to pick targets.

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2008-02-06

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