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Date:         Fri, 14 Jul 89 21:15:51 EDT
From:         Homer 
Subject:      Re: skeptics
To:           Adore-l list ,
              shari%kong@gatech.edu
In-Reply-To:  Message of Fri, 14 Jul 89 20:46:46 EDT from 

>CTM@CORNELLC writes:
>> Subject: skeptics
>|
>|
>|      One has to remember that a person is a skeptic because of his
>| experiences or lack there of.
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>>-- End of excerpt from CTM@CORNELLC
>
>True enough, but misleading....  beig skeptical is like being
>agnostic... you _reserve_judgement_ for you don't have enough facts to
>form a coherent opinion.
>
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     How is it misleading?  I said a person was a skeptic because
of lack of experiences (facts).   He has made the judgement that it
is too early to make a judgement.

     You criticize my posting, and then you affirm it.

     What am I missing?

     Besides my brains.  See, I saved you the effort to make the insult.

     But you Norm, I believe have ALREADY MADE a judgement, namely
that it is all a lot of bunk.

     Or else you have made the judgement that it is impossible to
ever make a judgement one way or the other, so you have made
the judgement NOT to ever make a judgement.

     Am I truly wrong about this assesment of you?

     Then there is also the matter of whether you WANT it all
be bunk or not.  Do you WANT the Immortal view to be correct?
Or do you have a vested interest in your doubts?

 Homer               Adore-l list         7/14/89*skeptics