[lit-ideas] Re: Al Zarqawi

  • From: Andy <min.erva@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 19:02:55 -0700 (PDT)

You know, this whole thing started because I said on another list that humans 
are not superior to animals, and I listed why.  The whys were ignored and the 
attacks got personal.  Maybe that's the MO I was referring to.  Clealy the 
pro-humanist position was indefensible, so the thread switched to personal 
attacks.  The necessity for switching the thread instead of defending one's 
assertions proves that humanism is fool's gold.  

Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
  At 04:57 PM 6/8/2006, you wrote:
>When you talk about yourself it's not in the context of defending 
>yourself. I don't mind talking about myself, but I won't be forced into 
>it as a way of distracting attention bcause somebody else's position is 
>fundamentally flawed.

Okay only questions from now on -- I can't tell you anything ever again ever.

1) Why is my position (as an optimist) fundamentally flawed?

2) Why would I -- a person who is more than forethright -- try to distract 
attention from my fundamentally flawed position? In other words, "what's my 

3) Can you explain how you can come to two fundamentally opposite 
conclusions using the same logic?

for example: deaf [from birth] people can't think meaningfully because they 
have no language and
animals can think meaningfully even though they have no language.

4) Why do you persist in being a killjoy?

5) What happened to make you this way? -- I ask so I can avoid becoming so 
painfully negative.


Paul Stone
Kingsville, ON, Canada 

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