Re: Why result to insults instead of reasoned arguements? Was: The wisdom of the object mentors
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 19:14:20 +0100
> 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?
I considered my points above had already answered this question.
Andrew Received on Mon Jun 05 2006 - 20:14:20 CEST