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I can't see his post here, but it's in my email. Ishmael apparently is accusing me of using a "tactic" of labling as stupid or ignorant
those who advocate one view or another in an intellectual controversy."

First of all, there is, at least in my mind, a world of difference between being stupid and being ignorant. I'm not happy about the way he is lumping them together, which then allows him to say I am calling people stupid, which I definitely am not doing.

Of course I didn't use the word ignorant either. I wrote about Harper's work being perhaps convincing to people who "know nothing about the subjects Harper covers". (I'm not calling Harper ignorant either

What in the world is wrong with people not knowing about a subject? (Ok, ignorant means the same thing, but it's much more emotive -- easier to use that word to bash people). There are many more subjects about which I know nothing then there are about which I know something.

Doug, who is ignorant about many things -- but not the subjects in Harper's book. And who has already posted comments about a number of 'orthodox positions' that Harper has described which would be unrecognisable to people in those fields, which I call strawmen in my post above. I don't plan to repeat myself over and over again.

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Subject Views Written By Posted
AOM: Inertia 181 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 136 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 104 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 101 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 150 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 159 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 116 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 136 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 92 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 155 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 80 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 115 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 189 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 111 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 861 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 218 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 137 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 165 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 102 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 186 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 88 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 114 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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