Encounter with aliens (the local kind)
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Examines the ethics of communication with 'dissenters' -- people who disagree with a skeptical viewpoint upon apparently irrational grounds. Suggests that upon consequentialist grounds there is no reason to become involved in disputes with these people, and outlines some strategies for dealing with them.
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Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified