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Re: Fabian Pascal, completely different?

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 15:24:18 -0300
Message-ID: <46a0fdab$0$8859$9a566e8b@news.aliant.net>


Bruce C. Baker wrote:

> "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 fail to see the inconsistency.

>>>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.

All of the posts are. Each post consists of a bunch of links to other articles on the web. Every post I found was signed 'fp' and had 0 comments

>>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 - 13:24:18 CDT

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