Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Philip Young (
10 May 1995 20:39:36 GMT

In article <>, (Gil Hardwick) writes:
|> 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.

Gil, I've admired your first-class trollery, the sustained,
feigned high dudgeon, the carefully artless adolescent or
sophomoronic sophistry. It's been a veritable opera worthy of
the great master, A. Abian, himself.

BUT ... lay off the royal "we". I may be East Coast Australian,
but unless there's a body of esoteric knowledge which reveals
this wonderful paranoia lurking out west, an anthropologist -
or even somebody who does the legwork for an anthropologist -
would know the differences between coasts are small. Ergo,
you attempt to smear me with your position by using "we"; and
this is a stain I'll not willingly wear. My humour is of a
different sort.

|> >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 . . .

One of the best lines I've heard in ages, coming from you! Thanks!

Philip R. Young |

"It is the lurid intermixture of the two that produces the
illuminating blaze of the infernal regions."

- Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Rappaccini's Daughter"