Re: Plea (was ExI: Cognitive Extropians)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 12:49:09 -0800 (PST)

> << If you think I misinterpret your words, rephrase them, define them,
> exemplify them. I'll try to understand, but if my best attempt at
> doing so evaluates them as nonsense, don't expect me to hesitate in
> saying so. >>
> That is fine, but since you have told me I talk nonsense, you are clearly
> wasting your time and mine, it would hardly be productive for me to try and
> define anything further, or have dialogue with you, especially since you
> consistatly think I am telling you what to do anyway, and I have no interest
> in that.

It is not a waste of my time to try to understand someone who, by
virtue of her choice of forum, has demonstrated shared interests and
values. If you don't feel it would be productive to further clarify
your point of view, I won't force you. But I assumed from your
choice to participate in this forum that you welcomed discussion.

And this last sentence of yours just baffles me completely. In what
way do I "consistently think you're telling me what to do"? Please
show me one statement of mine that evidences that. What I really
consistently think is that we are engaged in conversation to discover
the nature of things, and empower our minds. Nothing more, nothing
less. Is that not the purpose of discourse? Of our lives?