[LMB] OT: The End of Slavery

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Sun Sep 5 17:31:40 BST 2021



------ Original Message ------
From: "Raymond Collins" <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Bcc: fishman at panix.com
Sent: 9/5/2021 5:10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: The End of Slavery

>I called pizza because this conversation is getting acrimonious. Howard
>also called pizza. So why don't we set conversation aside until people cool
>down.
>I'd like anchovies and pineapple please. I feel like exploring. So Pizza,
>Pizza!
>
>On Sun, Sep 5, 2021, 12:21 AM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>  On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 6:22 PM B Van Look <vanlook19 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>  > > But being identified as abusive just makes that individual puff up with
>>  > pride and a sense of "winning," whereas pointing out the fallacy in their
>>  > logic drives the point home far more effectively.
>>  >
>>
>>  But you haven't demonstrated the existence of any fallacy.  And "pointing
>>  out" a fallacy that you haven't demonstrated only makes you look foolish,
>>  which only demonstrates that the 'abuse' is accurate.
>>
>>  Either you lack the capacity to recognize the absurdity of your own
>>  behavior, or you haven't chosen to engage your capacities enough to meet
>>  the trivial requirements of recognition.  Stupidity-by-lack or
>>  stupidity-by-choice.  Does it matter which?
>>
>>  Do you really think that anyone derives any satisfaction from refuting
>>  stupid arguments?  It's not a victory, it's a grim and rather unrewarding
>>  duty.  Even taking candy from a baby might provide enjoyment to a
>>  sufficiently petty and vicious person.  This is more like already having
>>  candy and the baby not being present.
>>
>>  Matt G.
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In the interest of keeping my blood pressure down I have set my software 
to forward all correspondence from Mathew George to /dev/null.

Harvey
>




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