Re: New poll for cybalist

From: kishore patnaik
Message: 57653
Date: 2008-04-19

Arnaud is feeling very much left out since a poll is not being conducted for him -  I can not help commenting what kind of attention seekers we have on the group.

Let us get rid of Arnaud first. Patrik is relatively harmless.

kishore patnaik

On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 9:30 PM, kishore patnaik <kishorepatnaik09@...> wrote:

You easily get carried away- this is not the forum for dog fights.

Kishore patnaik

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:35 AM, fournet.arnaud <fournet.arnaud@...> wrote:

> My apologies if this should be directed elsewhere. On
> any list there are experts, beginners and cranks --and
> those who fall in between. We should be mature or
> realistic enough to respect those who have more
> expertise and refrain from continually badgering
> everyone with screams that the accumulated knowledge
> of the discipline is a pile of shit and that I, only
> I, have the truth, revealed to me by a striped-ass
> baboon or some holy text. That said, there is a place
> for new ideas, but the burden of proof is on the
> innovator not established wisdom. Intellectual inquiry
> is not religion, not faith, and must constantly be
> tested --but in an intellectual manner. The facts
> speak for themselves and cannot be warped to suit the
> hypothesis. Speculative long-range ideation is fine
> but can't be proven without systematic reconstruction
> from the bottom-up not the top-down. With all due
> respect to Lenin, intellectuals are not democratic
> centrists with a bolshevik top-down system in which
> facts spring from the conclusion. With all due respect
> to hyperactive anarchists, we need to follow a
> research methodology or we will just be engaging in
> associative blind-guessing. David has a point that
> anyone who is interested in pseudo-scientific
> endeavors such as Marrism, obsession with conclusions
> based on mass comparison should make their case on
> another list. But unless someone is terrorizing the
> list, we should use our delete buttons rather than
> throw them of the list. We also should not feel afraid
> to make our feelings know since we have invested a
> certain cathexis in this list. I have disagreed with
> Piotr, Miguel and Brian but I don't call them idiots
> or liars or insult their lineage. Be civil and
> realistic. If this list is your only social activity,
> it's time to find a significant other, write refereed
> academic articles or publish a book on what you so
> fervently believe in.
I vote Rick for President.


Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within the reach of every hand.
~:~ Mother Theresa ~:~

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within the reach of every hand.
~:~ Mother Theresa ~:~