Re: Pyramidiocy, Facts to refute it (Shortened)
24 Aug 1995 19:14:00 GMT
In article <neiln.17.303AB088@wave.co.nz>, firstname.lastname@example.org says...
>In article <email@example.com> Whittet@shore.net (Whittet) writes:
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>Jeezus! Where's the daylight?
>>> "It is useless to state the real truth of the matter, as it has no
>>> effect on those who are subject to this type of hallucination.
>>> They can but be left with the flat earth believers and other such
>>> people to whom a theory is dearer than a fact."
>>Some of us disagree. In fact it is useful to state the real truth
>>of the matter particularly in an archaeology group.
>Please note that alt.folklore.urban is not an archaeology group.
>Posts of 500+ lines of which 80% is quoted text do nothing for me personally
>and waste bandwidth on the grand scale when they are distributed thoughtlessly
The real issue here is debunkers who can't get their facts straight.
You certainly seem to fit in that catagory.
For example: the original post was 314 lines, the rebuttal 593;
the maximum text which could have been quoted was 53% not 80%.
Aside from the fact the discussion would have been a bit difficult to follow
if the items at issue were not referenced, and that when it come to wasting
bandwidth there are 1389 separate articles just in this group alone, how does
it save bandwidth to make a frivolous follow up?
>>There are Egyptian rulers and yardsticks divided into a cubit of
>>28 fingers which consistently measure between 523 and 525 mm
>Hang on, this might be closer to Charter. Which Egyptian ruler had 28 fingers?
>Ramases the Clumsy? Shows what comes of bedding your sisters, I suppose.
When it comes to this topic I must defer to your obvious experience.
>>>In Jesus name.... ;)
>>By Jove; it figures you would be an impious heathen :)
>In the name of Moro The Merciless I charge and abjure you:
>Take this dreck out of alt.folklore.urban forthwith!
>(Line noise corrected for.)
>Neil "Slum Clearance Operative #256" Newman
The zen koan comes to mind here.