Re: Offending people's minds
Mon, 26 Aug 96 14:33:43 GMT

Sunah Cherwin:

>... you could pick precisely the [word] you want.

Yes, why insist on using the provocative terms when there is
a dry technical vocabulary? I suppose my feelings here are
due to the way these emotionally contaminated words take the
place of intellectual arguments in public and private
debates. I would hate to pay a tribute to that practice by
giving up the most expressive part of my language.

Nicholas Bostrom