Re: Who are you calling stupid? was: Adamant Rudeness

Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 08:37:38 MDT

In a message dated 5/3/2000 12:24:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> I'd go on to add another argument: The symbol "stupid" contains
> emotional connotations which are neither true nor false, and therefore
> irrelevant to honesty. Saying: "I believe this reasoning to be flawed"
> conveys all the rational information of "You're stupid"; it just uses
> more words to delete some of the connotations. And it also demands
> elaboration - "Flawed how?" - in a way that "You're stupid" does not.
> But that's actually going outside the point; the point is that there's
> nothing dishonest about deleting non-representational emotional valences.
> --

I just finished posting a long letter and E says it all in one paragraph.

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