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

From: Andrew McDonagh <news_at_andmc.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 19:14:20 +0100
Message-ID: <e61s9s$mlb$1@news.freedom2surf.net>


Marshall wrote:
> Andrew McDonagh wrote:

>> Marshall wrote:
>>> I see. You're saying that people should be afraid to speak their
>>> truth, because if they expose a charlatan, that person might sue.
>> Not at all.
>>
>> But there's a huge difference between pointing out that they think
>> someone's opinion on a subject is wrong AND using that as basis for
>> attempted character assignation.
>>
>>> Do you think that is a good policy for society?
>> No, abuse and insults are not good for society.

>
> If I give you full rhetorical points for your effective use
> of answering a question I didn't ask to advance a point
> of your own, would you do me the honor of answering
> the question that I actually *did* ask?
>

Cheers - though not needed.

> Do you think that people being afraid to speak their
> truth for fear of lawsuits is a good policy for society?
>
> http://www.chillingeffects.org/
>
>
> Marshall
>

I considered my points above had already answered this question.

Andrew Received on Mon Jun 05 2006 - 13:14:20 CDT

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