At 13:14 31-08-1999 -0700, you wrote:
>And it's a pretty cheap shot to accuse the opposition of not having
>listened to or understood you when it is quite clear--both then and
>now--that we understand your point of view completely, and reject it.
I've been arguing with someone (Terry) I haven't argued with before. What I understood from his words was that I shouldn't have posted my messages in the first place. I therefore maintain my opinion.
>I'm glad you and others bring up opposing points of view here,
>especially when they really are new ideas instead of old and tired
>ones. I hope you don't let the fact that we'll go for the throat
>every time dissuade you--that's what critical thinking is about:
>not making nice-nice and accepting everybody's ideas, but criticizing
>them all with every ounce of intellectual rigor to see who's left
>standing when the smoke clears.
It's been a nice discussion, I'll see you again in a few months.