Re: Before Now

Hara Ra (
Wed, 22 Jan 1997 19:49:09 -0800

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:
> [Hara Ra admonishes Dan Fabulich:]
> > One of things I value about this list is the member's love of accuracy
> > when it comes to provable facts, in this case Special Relativity (and
> > possibly General Relativity). Either learn your math or be respectful of
> > those of us who do know it.
> One of the things I could only wish I valued about this list is
> hospitality to newcomers, especially nervous ones, and not telling them
> to shut up even if they do make an error.
> One of the things I *do* value about this list is the citation and
> explanation of facts instead of standing on your authority.
1. I am not inhospitable to newcomers; it was the implied indifference
of Dan's posting about being corrected regarding his statement of the
time involved in the relativity experiment.

2. Thank you for providing the equations and calculations which both
explain and verify the correction I was making. I apologize for not
doing so; time is a bit scarce these days.

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