Apology to Ian Goddard

Lee Daniel Crocker (lcrocker@mercury.colossus.net)
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 22:21:00 -0700 (PDT)

In an earlier post in response to the "Landlord" analogy, I
accused Ian Goddard of willful evasion and intellectual dishonesty.
After seeing some of the follow-ups, I now realize now that I had
somehow failed to read all of the post, and perhaps misinterpreted
some of what I did read. I apologize for my hasty accusation, and
if it has caused anyone to doubt Mr. Goddard's honesty, I urge
them to disregard my comments on the matter. If it has caused
some to question mine, I don't blame you, and I offer no excuse
for my unwarranted judgment.

I have been, and hope I will continue to be, quick, vocal, and
without restraint in my opinions. I also hope that those
listening understand that it is because I firmly believe that
the most effective means of human communication is to encourage
unfettered--even brutal--speech. Though I do not believe that
speakers have any obligation of tolerance, I do think they are
obliged to be honest and to check their facts, which I failed
to do in this case.

I apologize to Mr. Goddard and to the rest of the readers of
this list for my failure.

Lee Daniel Crocker <lee@piclab.com> <http://www.piclab.com/lcrocker.html>
"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC