Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Gil Hardwick (
Wed, 03 May 1995 03:32:13 GMT

In article <3o0r38$>, Bruce D. Scott ( writes:
>You may not care for my belief system or what surrounds it -- what you are
>calling conflict of interest; that is your right. But you should in turn
>respect the fact that what I will call self-hate is not my game.

Well, we know this is where you are coming from Bruce. Out here in
Western Australia we get the same sort of reference to guilt-trips
and "self-hate" from people known to have been ripping the place off
for years. Now why would they bother, we find ourselves asking.

We don't care about whether you feel guilty or not, whether you hate
yourself or not, or whatever game it is you want to play. I don't hate
myself either, why would I? But neither would I discern any reason in
myself to proclaim the fact to a world science conference in reply to
criticism, like you do.

Rather you might just get off playing games altogether.

Note that Dr Roosen is himself a senior astronomer who just happens it
would appear to have opened his mind somewhat further than you. It is
no longer the game you feel you can play trying to diminish us here in
anthropology, is it Dr Scott?

Rather you are being faced here with the collectivity of world science
anxious that you lot might finally get off the misplace aggression of
your fascist political hobby-horse, and simply settle down with the
rest of us to some science.

>Cheers; agree to disagree. This is the first step to cultural tolerance.

Not at all. "Agreeing to disagree" is the last refuge of the bloody-
minded and intolerant. Trying to gain some understanding through fair
and open-minded enquiry into the facts is the first step . . .

He who refuses to qualify data is doomed to rant.
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