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Amish electricity

๐Ÿ•๏ธŽ - 2010-01-16

The Amish sound like they have some interesting rules, and ways to work around them.

"Amish electricity" is pneumatic and genetically modified plants are great (easier to harvest with non-modern methods), it is okay to be driven to work in a van when it owned by an outsider, but tractors and forklifts must have metal-wheels so people aren't inclined to run them on roads.

To me it seems a consistent logical thing to default to saying "No" to new things and consider the consequences to the society and its values before accepting new things, but all the workarounds makes me wonder if the rules aren't wrong to begin with.

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