RE: Argument From Authority

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sat Aug 18 2001 - 23:41:49 MDT

Lee Corbin wrote,
> Good. Then we totally agree. All that remains is for you to explain
> specifically what was in the article that you question---rather than
> just the web site it came from or who the author is affiliated with.

Please accept my sincerest apologies that I simply do not have time to
research every point in this article or any of your other repeated articles.
I'm not even sure what specific points I could focus upon first to try to
speed this debate up. In fact, I'm not even clear on what points you are
trying to make with these articles.

Are you trying to prove that blacks are inferior to whites, blacks have
lower IQs than whites, and blacks commit more crimes than whites? Are you
trying to prove that God has not been disproved, that this was always a
Christian nation, that our laws are all based on the Bible, and that a
specific religion is the best path to Truth? Are you trying to prove that
conservatives have a longer history than liberals, or a more valid history
than liberals, or more of a claim to American history than liberals? Are
you trying to prove that science is not the only or best way to truth, and
that nonscientific ways should be considered with equal authority as
science? Or were all of these side-issues unrelated to some other point
that you were trying to make that got lost in the clutter?

If you could present your viewpoints in a more direct manner, I am sure you
would find yourself receiving more direct responses. Try stating specific
theories you propose or specific questions you would ask, without going
through all of these supporting documents first. Otherwise, I can't afford
the time to do all this research just in case you might have an idea that I
would be interest in supporting or refuting.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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