Re: Phoney Unicorns

Yak Wax (
Sat, 16 May 1998 04:21:01 -0700 (PDT)

Ian Goddard wrote:
> IAN: Why should it be acceptable for X to
> claim y = true and it to be rebutted with
> ad hominem? Why should the scoundrels who
> commit such intellectual crime be ignored
> and logical inquirers attacked?

It shouldn't. I simply find your method of "not ignoring" to be
excessive. I think you would have more luck if you tried a different
approach. There's an on-going fight between you and those who don't
agree with you, and from my perspective you seem to be the one to
provoke the fight. As I said, I think you should put your ideas
before upstaging those who don't agree with them. Correct me if I'm

> It's the goal of inquiry to make observa-
> tions, make claims, and test them against
> counter claims. But to react with cursing
> and name calling is an affront to inquiry.

Again, I'm terribly sorry - what I meant was to say, "this isn't
getting you anywhere." My post was a virtual 'glass of water in the
face' to snap you out of it.

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