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

From: Andrew McDonagh <>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 19:14:20 +0100
Message-ID: <e61s9s$mlb$>

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?
> Marshall

I considered my points above had already answered this question.

Andrew Received on Mon Jun 05 2006 - 20:14:20 CEST

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