Re: Agnosticism and the Fear of Atheism (was re: Vital Essence)

From: Max More (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 10:59:26 MST

At 04:03 AM 1/25/00 -0500, you wrote:
>E Shaun Russell wrote:
> > Robert Owen wrote:
> >
>That is what we say, isn't it? You evidently disdain this conventional
>metaphorical description and express the physical situation in a much more
>sophisticated manner. I'm sure you luxuriate in a fantasy about how others
>are impressed with your acumen.
>What impresses me are your coarse manners and the extent to which your
>self-importance is based on a pompous assumption that you have somehow
>managed to transform trivial platitudes into profundities.
>I apologize to the list for this exasperated statement, but I simply cannot
>tolerate the sheer loutishness and incivility exhibited here by this
>young man.

Robert, I suggest you relax and give Shaun a break. Shaun is one of the
most pleasant, considerate, and downright sweet-hearted fellows on this
list and has been for years before you joined the list. I can see what it
was in his post that set you off, but I think you're misinterpreting his
attitude completely and being very harsh on him. (Unless Shaun has had a
total personality transplant in the last day or two!) I think the number of
insults you've packed in the above to Shaun more than compensates for any
perceived shortcoming in his means of expression, which I'm quite sure does
not represent his intention.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute.
CEO, MoreLogic Solutions. or

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