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>In Pete's mind, polls are about as scientific as orthodox Egyptology. ;)

I didn't get that. Seems to me Pete sees egyptological orthodoxy as scientific, and I concur, wholehartedly. He doesn't seem to think that polls can be scientific though, which puts him very much at odds with another established science. There is a method for doing polls scientifically, like you can do many things either scientifically or not.

I only wish he wouldn't surrender his methodical principles when they are not in support of the point he's trying to make, that's all.

It's not even like it would hinder his point at all to recognize that this poll isn't saying much. All he had to do was not to use this selectively picked piece as a demonstration of "overwhelming support" to try to push his point: by doing it, he's using methods he himself seriously questions.

But then again it took him time to realise that his early views on egyptology were puerile, as it took me to realize the same thing about my own early views. One cannot expect someone to change his mind quickly, after all we're dealing about belief here.

For this reason, I'd like to point out that i am *not* trying to convince him of anything (wrt:

>Don't bother trying to convince him

). I'm only replying when I feel the need. If he decides to see the obvious contradictions in his bahaviour, then I'll be happy, otherwise, it is only his loss.

Francis.

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War and Terrorism III 207 hera 18-Mar-03 02:32
Send Your Pretzels To bush 60 Don Barone 18-Mar-03 02:37
Re: Send Your Pretzels To bush 64 Thirdwave 18-Mar-03 03:02
Re: Send Your Pretzels To bush 82 PriorityRed 18-Mar-03 03:13
Pushed into war by liars and cheats 80 Richard Fusniak -Fuzzy 18-Mar-03 02:41
bush says ... 103 Don Barone 18-Mar-03 02:49
Because 87 Richard Fusniak -Fuzzy 18-Mar-03 03:10
Re: bush says ... 90 PriorityRed 18-Mar-03 03:11
Maureen Dowd: The Perpendicular Pronoun 155 ananda 19-Mar-03 06:14
u.s. officials say ... 71 Don Barone 18-Mar-03 02:56
Re: u.s. officials say ... 79 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 04:01
48 hours and a price worth paying 84 Geoff 18-Mar-03 03:03
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 74 William T 18-Mar-03 03:34
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 75 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 03:46
Re: Wah Duh Pete....... 84 William T 18-Mar-03 03:55
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 95 joe_at_farquest 18-Mar-03 05:12
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 82 William T 18-Mar-03 13:57
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 86 joe_at_farquest 19-Mar-03 05:35
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 85 Nobody 18-Mar-03 05:25
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 66 William T 18-Mar-03 14:02
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 88 PriorityRed 18-Mar-03 05:46
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 98 William T 18-Mar-03 14:08
Re: "Rooster" 61 PriorityRed 18-Mar-03 14:37
Re:Naughty little "Rooster" 85 William T 18-Mar-03 15:54
Re:Naughty little "Rooster" 83 hera 18-Mar-03 16:02
And You Too ! 84 Thirdwave 18-Mar-03 17:06
Cool it !! 97 Thirdwave 18-Mar-03 17:06
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 67 Richard Fusniak -Fuzzy 18-Mar-03 17:06
Re: You Got It Mod's......... :) 64 William T 18-Mar-03 17:38
Re: For..... joe at farquest....... 92 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 15:02
I believe it has been rumoured that .... 80 Akula 18-Mar-03 23:17
Re: UK, France, Russia vs/ Germany 1933 94 William T 18-Mar-03 03:48
Re: UK, France, Russia vs/ Germany 1933 72 Don Barone 18-Mar-03 03:59
Re: UK, France, Russia vs/ Germany 1933 89 William T 18-Mar-03 04:14
Re: UK, France, Russia vs/ Germany 1933 89 William T 18-Mar-03 04:17
Re: UK, France, Russia vs/ Germany 1933 87 jameske 18-Mar-03 16:24
Re: UK, France, Russia vs/ Germany 1933 62 Don Barone 18-Mar-03 04:51
Current poll on CNN.com 88 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 04:05
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 89 Don Barone 18-Mar-03 04:06
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 86 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 04:10
Re: Current poll on CNN.com........LOL 66 William T 18-Mar-03 04:19
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 98 Don Barone 18-Mar-03 04:46
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 55 Doug T 18-Mar-03 05:00
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 93 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 05:05
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 92 Doug T 18-Mar-03 21:20
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 87 PriorityRed 19-Mar-03 02:11
True 'nuff...n/t 88 Doug T 19-Mar-03 02:23
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 77 PriorityRed 18-Mar-03 05:52
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 94 lone 18-Mar-03 05:05
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 93 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 05:12
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 71 PriorityRed 18-Mar-03 05:54
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 60 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 15:04
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 88 lone 18-Mar-03 23:01
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 59 PriorityRed 19-Mar-03 02:14
I BEG YOUR PARDON ???? 88 lone 18-Mar-03 07:01
Re: I BEG YOUR PARDON ???? 59 PriorityRed 18-Mar-03 14:38
Re: I BEG YOUR PARDON ???? 59 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 15:06
Re: I BEG YOUR PARDON ???? 94 lone 18-Mar-03 22:37
Re: I BEG YOUR PARDON ???? 79 WeeOne 18-Mar-03 17:48
you don't wanna know....trust me... :) n/t 63 Geoff 19-Mar-03 00:44
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 62 PriorityRed 18-Mar-03 05:51
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 69 Pete Vanderzwet 18-Mar-03 15:08
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 93 lone 18-Mar-03 22:43
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 85 PriorityRed 19-Mar-03 02:15
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 56 lone 19-Mar-03 02:36
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 87 PriorityRed 19-Mar-03 03:04
Re: Current poll on CNN.com 90 Briffits 19-Mar-03 00:31
France, regime change, and lemmings... 62 ananda 18-Mar-03 18:44
The UK, caught between the rock of the US and a hard place of the EU 91 Geoff 19-Mar-03 01:52
And then there is... SARS II 85 ananda 18-Mar-03 20:09
Re: And then there is... SARS II 95 Geoff 19-Mar-03 02:22
Chemical, biological & nuclear warfare 89 Akula 18-Mar-03 22:33
Another perspective 76 ananda 19-Mar-03 00:50
Re: Chemical, biological & nuclear warfare 60 PriorityRed 19-Mar-03 03:07
Blix 94 Lee McGiffen 19-Mar-03 11:15
Re: Iraqui Troops Already Surrendering....Plus More.... :) 60 William T 19-Mar-03 03:38
Re: Iraqui Troops Already Surrendering....Plus More.... :) 93 PriorityRed 19-Mar-03 03:57
Speech... and q's and a's on Iraq and USA 75 ananda 19-Mar-03 04:14
Re: Stop Hoggin The Crow Burgers/ News Flash.... :) 84 William T 19-Mar-03 13:58
Re: Iraqui Troops Already Surrendering....Plus More.... :) 61 Aarooga 20-Mar-03 20:23
Re: Iraqui Troops Already Surrendering....Plus More.... :) 58 Timothy 20-Mar-03 20:29
Re: ROTFLMAO..................Oh Geez :) 68 William T 20-Mar-03 22:08
Re: ROTFLMAO..................Oh Geez :) 72 Aarooga 24-Mar-03 11:24
Re: Almost Forgot Grrrrrrrooooogggaaaa ........... 59 William T 20-Mar-03 22:16
Re: Almost Forgot Grrrrrrrooooogggaaaa ........... 86 Jergat 20-Mar-03 22:27
Re: Very Hard Question Jer ....... :) 99 William T 20-Mar-03 22:46
Moderator note 89 Richard Fusniak -Fuzzy 20-Mar-03 22:51
Re: Moderator note 88 William T 21-Mar-03 03:22
You just don't get it Will 61 Richard Fusniak -Fuzzy 22-Mar-03 00:06
Re: Others And I Get It Very Well fuzz 91 William T 22-Mar-03 03:40
Re: War and Terrorism III 66 Timothy 19-Mar-03 04:12
Re: I Thought It Wasn't About Regime Change? 89 PriorityRed 19-Mar-03 05:43
Re: War and Terrorism III 59 William T 19-Mar-03 14:24
Former Marine General (1933) - War is a Racket 76 joe_at_farquest 19-Mar-03 07:16
Re: Former Marine General (1933) - War is a Racket 65 Briffits 19-Mar-03 07:56
Re: Former Marine General (1933) - War is a Racket 92 ananda 19-Mar-03 13:38
Re: Previously Posted Joe.............................. :) 92 William T 19-Mar-03 14:16
A word from some Iraqis 91 Timothy 19-Mar-03 15:29
Re: And Yet More........ Thank's Billy...... :) 91 William T 19-Mar-03 22:13
Re: And Yet More........ Thank's Billy...... :) 58 hera 19-Mar-03 22:24
Phonetaps found in EU office building 107 sean 19-Mar-03 23:01
Re: Phonetaps found in EU office building 83 PriorityRed 20-Mar-03 04:25
Re: Phonetaps found in EU office building 97 ISHMAEL 20-Mar-03 13:57
Re: Phonetaps found in EU office building 86 lovejoy 20-Mar-03 15:58
Re: Phonetaps found in EU office building 89 Akula 22-Mar-03 15:52
Re: Phonetaps found in EU office building 66 Aarooga 24-Mar-03 11:29
Satellite Technology and Media Coverage 67 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Mar-03 03:45
An Iraqi Speakes to a "Little Bird" 76 ISHMAEL 20-Mar-03 20:39
Re: An Iraqi Speakes to a "Little Bird" 91 Timothy 20-Mar-03 20:50
Re: An Iraqi Speakes to a "Little Bird" 129 critical 21-Mar-03 03:57
Re: An Iraqi Speakes to a "Little Bird" 63 Don Barone 21-Mar-03 04:12
Re: An Iraqi Speakes to a "Little Bird" 141 critical 21-Mar-03 04:30
Who is the Author of this Piece? 78 ISHMAEL 21-Mar-03 13:11
Re: Who is the Author of this Piece? 87 critical 22-Mar-03 01:56
Something to take your mind of things...(medium download) 169 JPeeters 20-Mar-03 22:22
Re: Something to take your mind of things...(medium download) 68 critical 21-Mar-03 04:06


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