Re: Eagles & Parrots / Sense & Sociability

Crosby_M (
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 16:31:00 -0400

On Tuesday, October 08, 1996 3:36PM Kathryn Aegis wrote:
>>and on Wednesday, October 09, 1996 8:59AM Greg Burch used this signature:
>><"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber." --Winston
>What an odd quote [snip]

Then on Friday, October 11, 1996 11:41PM E. Shaun Russell wrote:
>At 15:21 10/10/96 +0000, [Kathryn Aegis] wrote:
>>E. Shaun Russell:
>>> Bzzzt. Hummmm. Fzzzt. Squeee. Maybe I was wrong about my
responses last week in the thread on mailing list quality. I have
just recently noticed a lot of noise coming through with the signal.
No offense (as usual) to Greg or Kathryn,
>>>Offense is taken by me, Shaun. If a quote forms the basis for a metaphor
that is used as the basis for an entire discussion, then I consider
>it relevant to address the validity of that quote.
> But it wasn't the basis. It was a signature line.

As the one who first wrote "Greg Burch used this signature" (which
Kathryn quoted), I'm sorry so much hostility was generated. I think
Shaun was probably wondering, as I was, how a thread about "The
Conscious Mind" had turned into a thread about 'eagles & parrots'.
Though I was hoping for a different sort of discussion on that thread, I
didn't really mind and found it amusing to see how it developed (until
the hostility surfaced).

On Saturday, October 12, 1996 9:24AM Greg tried to clear the air with
his META on Sense & Sociability. I agree with him that the list should
be able to serve as "a social center for extropians".
Maybe next time, though, we can all be more careful which threads we
chose to do this on.

Mark Crosby (who can't resist an appropriate signature line <g>)
"I am already given to the Power that rules my fate. I will want for
nothing because I have nothing to defend.... Detached and at ease, I
will dart past the Eagle to be free."
- Carlos Casteneda, _The Eagle's Gift_