Re: META: Subject line profanity considered [really dumb]

From: Dossy (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 21:31:06 MST

On 2002.01.03, Charles Hixson <> wrote:
[.. wordy socio-psychobabble diatribe elided ..]
> If you had merely said "I always find profanity offensive, and I
> sure wish that they would stop"

I (personally) don't find profanity offensive. I do, however,
feel that it's inappropriate and demonstrates a loss of control
by the person using them. Speaking to people when they're in
such a state is pointless as they're no longer in control
enough to reason fully.

> Logical reasoning is a small part of what human discussions are about.

Right. The other parts involve swearing, chest beating, and
slander. It seems this mailing list covers all the bases.

Perhaps in the spirit of transhumanism, perhaps we can rise
above "human discussions" and just stick to things of reason.

Then again, perhaps we can't until we find a way ourselves to
rise above being merely human. Hmm.

-- Dossy

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Panoptic Computer Network             web: 
  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)

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