Date sent: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 17:44:12 -0500 From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Yeah, guns and guns and guns and guns Send reply to: email@example.com
> "Joe E. Dees" wrote:
> > And i categorically refuse to listen to the extreme scream without
> > juxtaposing the mainstream sensible center's voice of reason
> > beside it.
> A fanatic is someone who won't change his mind and can't change the subject.
I deal with a lot of other subjects; it cannot even be said that reasonable gun laws rank among my main concerns. However, when addressed, I will answer honestly and plainly, and when faced with an extreme and fallacious assertion I shall counter it with logic, rationality, common sense and reason, and will not be deterred from answering as long as my questioners and the authors of extreme and fallacious contentions are not similarly deterred from questioning and making extreme assertions. I would expect no less from any of you (although perhaps my expectations are unrealistically high).
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