Re: Ed Conrad
Ed Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
19 Nov 1996 11:46:28 GMT
email@example.com (Paul Z. Myers) wrote
>This morning, one third of the new messages in this newsgroup were either
>by Ed Conrad (the majority) or in reply to him.
>Please, please try to ignore him, and if you feel the need to disagree or
>agree with him, please do it in talk.origins. At the rate this is going,
>sci.anthropology.paleo will BECOME talk.origins: do you really want this
>newsgroup to be a forum for crackpots?
I take umbrage to the above posting by Paul Z. Myers.
I think he is off base with his rather sarcastic assertion that the
sci.anthrop[ology.paleo news group is turning into ``a forum for
crackpots," which he claims talk.origins already is.
Granted, I've noticed there are a few crackpots posting regularly to
talk.origins and, quite frankly, I admit that they even get on MY
When this happens, I usually take two aspirins, lie down for about an
hour, then get up an eat an apple to keep the doctor away.
Nobody likes to be called a crackpot, and I know the feeling.
Last Thursday night, I was at an auction when the man with the gavel
turned in my direction and began shouting, ``Crackpot!" It was SO
embarrassed and I began turning red.
Imagine my sigh of relief when, seconds later, the auctioneer held
high the object he was selling, Only then did I realize he was looking
for bids on a crockpot.