Re: Fabian Pascal, completely different?
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 15:24:18 -0300
Bruce C. Baker wrote:
> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>>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."
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 - 20:24:18 CEST