Re: META: Knowledge Sharing

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Fri, 2 Apr 1999 09:35:13 -0800 (PST)

> I also noticed he has an opinion on basically everything...much
> of what he has posted is little more than polemic or rhetoric.

Polemic and rhetoric in defense of life and liberty is a good thing. Letting those with dangerous ideas go unopposed gives the impression of tacit approval. Sure, it's inconvenient to listen to the same arguments many times, but it's a lot better than letting bad ideas go unanswered.

As much as it annoys us that so many people lack "basics" we think everyone should know, the fact is that they do, and the means for them to educate themselves are often inadequate (whoever suggested that people should use the net to get a basic science education gave me a good laugh for the day).

It is likely that the content of this list will be repetitive now and then. That's OK. Education requires repitition, and this list serves to educate. Those of us who want more indepth discussion can have that too, and if you want to avoid the basic discussions, that's fine: but don't try to prevent them, or you'll be shooting yourself in the foot by preventing newbies from becoming the next wave of in-depth participants.

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