RE: Is Medicine Healthy?

Lyle Burkhead (
Tue, 6 Apr 1999 16:39:52 -0700

Is the list healthy?

Michael Butler writes,

> Thanks to Robin and other participants for a stimulating,
> non-acrimonious subject of discourse. :)

I had forgotten how much stress is involved in reading the list. In the last week and a half (since I started reading the list again) I have been amazed at the level of acrimony. This isn't the way people normally talk to each other in everyday life, at least not where I live. Maybe in Russia or Yugoslavia... Of course I'm not denying that I do it myself. I like the adrenaline rush from a flame war as much as anybody. (Meet me after school, Billy, in the parking lot behind the gym ;-) But I wonder, what effect do e-mail arguments have on our health? In spite of our talk about life extension, we may all die before our time, just from the stress.

Unless we can break the habit.