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Re: Fabian Pascal, completely different?

From: David Cressey <cressey73_at_verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:45:27 GMT
Message-ID: <bp7oi.23$Nf4.12@trndny08>

"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.
>
>
> > 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
>
> The theme of the blogspot site is consistent with Fabian's opinions as
> stated in the past.
>
> Other than that, there is no evidence whatsoever. What evidence is there
> that anyone other than Fabian maintains
> http://fallofknowledgeandreason.blogspot.com/ ?

Politics, in the west, generally runs the gamut between malcontents who advocate the immediate suicide of the west, and incumbents who, while philosophhically opposed to the suicide of the west, are busy carrying it out in slow motion.

At least that's how it looks to me, these days.

But as far as the general decline of reason goes, I think that's been going on since Alcibiades presuaded more Athenians than Pericles. It just looks more insane when the topic is current. Received on Fri Jul 20 2007 - 13:45:27 CDT

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