Re: Boring Facts

E. Shaun Russell (
Sat, 9 Nov 1996 18:18:28 -0800 (PST)

On 09/11/96, Ankara wrote:

>Facts are only tedious if one keeps putting them together the same way!
>Facts can never be boring simply because there is absolutlely no end to
>them or the ways they can be arranged.

Too true. I'm guilty of not explaining *exactly* what I meant by
fact-based discussion. I *should* have defined it as 'discussion that is
totally factual with no amount of information that is not proven.' This
would get very boring very fast. When one adds a little bit of modifying
language to the fact-based discussion, it has a tendency to get more
interesting while still conveying the facts.

>A careless arrangement of facts produces an incorrect assumption, while a
>thoughtful arrangemnent may be highly functional and may even be close to
>"the knowing the truth."

I agree wholeheartedly.

>PS: Who had the car accident on your behalf?

Actually it was just other cars involved. It was
raining quite hard when it happened and I must have been going a little bit
too fast for the conditions. As I approached a stop sign, my brakes locked
and I had to turn the steering wheel as hard as I could, lest I enter a busy
intersection. The back end broke loose and I skidded into the front yard of
a house, thus lodging the car on a small concrete retaining wall.
Surprisingly enough, the only damage to my car (an Omega...can you imagine
anything else?) was that one of my tires came off of the rim. There was
also a little bit of damage to my car's undercarriage, but nothing major;
the retaining wall is another story...

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

E. Shaun Russell Extropian poet\musician