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Re: Fabian Pascal, completely different?

From: Bruce C. Baker <bcb_at_undisclosedlocation.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 12:09:15 -0500
Message-ID: <s_5oi.235$WP1.137@newsfe19.lga>

"Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message news:46a0da67$0$8825$9a566e8b_at_news.aliant.net...
> Bruce C. Baker wrote:
>
>> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>> news:46a0b82f$0$8860$9a566e8b_at_news.aliant.net...
>>
>>>Bruce C. Baker wrote:
>>
>>
>> <snip>
>>
>>>>To perhaps excessively over-simplify, FP's political postings in
>>>>dbdebunk.com had a decidedly leftist/liberal/anti-GWB slant, while the
>>>>postings on http://fallofknowledgeandreason.blogspot.com/ seem to be
>>>>diametrically the opposite.
>>>
>>>I see no evidence to conclude this. FP posts links to articles as
>>>"evidence for the suicidal decline of the west." I suspect one has to
>>>consider that many of the links are offered in a similar spirit to
>>>http://www.dbdebunk.com/quotes2006.html
>>>
>>>[snip]
>>
>> I'll grant you that FP is concerned about "evidence for the suicidal
>> decline of the west.", but some of the books he lists at
>> http://www.dbdebunk.com/reading.html DO have a decidedly
>> leftist/liberal/anti-GWB slant. Rock-ribbed conservatives, no matter how
>> concerned for the decline of the west, don't recommend books by Noam
>> Chomsky, f'gosh sakes! :-)
>
> I see no reason to think he is now or ever was a rock-ribbed conservative.
>

My bad, Bob. Perhaps I should have written "*Even* rock-ribbed conservatives ..."; I didn't mean to imply that FP was such (and I strongly suspect he isn't one!)

Or maybe I could have said that recommending a book by Noam Chomsky is inconsistent with linking to the post "Fatah Isn't the Answer - Israel is." (http://www.israpundit.com/2006/?p=5068)

>
>> I believe FP was some sort of economist/sociologist before turning his
>> attention to databases.
>
> I believe his background is in 'quantitative behavioural analysis'.
>
>
>> I miss his debunkings, too, but I can sympathize with not wanting to be
>> continuously beaten about the head and shoulders by ignorant idiots.
>>
>> What evidence is there that http://fallofknowledgeandreason.blogspot.com/
>> is being maintained by FP, as opposed to being merely linked to by him?
>
> The posts are signed FP and the book list on the blogspot site is actually
> a link to dbdebunk.com

Not disputing the point, Bob, but an admittedly casual search on my part doesn't turn up any posts signed by FP. Could you post a link to one from the http://fallofknowledgeandreason.blogspot.com/ site? TIA.

>
> The theme of the blogspot site is consistent with Fabian's opinions as
> stated in the past.

Just for the record, while I wholeheartedly concur with FP's concerns in re the state of western civilization and the decline of education, I nevertheless think he was more effective when dealing with database issues.

>
> Other than that, there is no evidence whatsoever. What evidence is there
> that anyone other than Fabian maintains
> http://fallofknowledgeandreason.blogspot.com/ ?
Received on Fri Jul 20 2007 - 12:09:15 CDT

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