kent crispin writes:
That's sounds good, but in fact, it's utter nonsense. It's like saying that
the only difference between rowboat and a cargo ship is what people believe
about them. In fact, if everybody started using one of the alternate roots,
it would simply collapse.
Well, no. If everyone started using the same alternate roots, then
the alternate roots would effectively be the real roots.
There is far more to the real root system than just human sentiment. There
is heavy duty infrastructure, both human and physical, involved.
Nothing prevents the operators of alternate roots from putting the
same type of infrastructure into place.
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