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Re: Why result to insults instead of reasoned arguements? Was: The wisdom of the object mentors

From: Sasa <sasa555_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 11:10:09 +0200
Message-ID: <e5rjl6$o37$1@sunce.iskon.hr>


Alfredo Novoa wrote:

>>I think your points about the validity or not of Robert et al, is
>>greatly reduced.

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> Non sequitur. The validity of the points is independent to the insults.

The validity is indeed independent, however, the possibility that it will reach someone is greatly reduced as insults are distractions. What do you think would happen if I called you various insulting names and then at the end of my post make one valid point? What are the chances of this point reaching you or anyone else? What are the chances in anyone taking this point seriously if I established myself as an "insulter"?

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>>After all, there are numerous long running discussions on these NGs
>>where two or more sides of opinions form, which happily run without insults.

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> But this does not mean that the insults would not be well deserved.

IMHO insults are nothing but a noise contributing nothing to the discussion focus (unless insulting is the discussion focus).

Sasa Received on Sat Jun 03 2006 - 04:10:09 CDT

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