Re: Gerold Firl and ethnographic data

Gerold Firl (
2 Oct 1996 20:22:19 GMT

In article <>, (Len Piotrowski) writes:

|> In article <52sb85$> (Gerold Firl) writes:

|> >Are you claiming that I am misrepresenting
|> >elman service, or that _profiles_ is "wrong or fraudulent"? I'd like
|> >to see you substantiate either one. Show an instance where I have
|> >wrongfully or fraudulantly "assigned" (sic) something, or where the
|> >book is "wrong or fraudulent".
|> >Here's a scientific prediction: you won't be able to do it.

|> Don't bet on it, Firl. Here's ...
|> "Some salient facts:
(excerpts from previous articles deleted)
|> That should do nicely for now, don't you think?

You've done a very nice job of excerpting, but you have done nothing to
back up your accusation of "error" and/or "fraud". What exactly is
erroneous? And again, are you saying that service is wrong, or that I
am misrepresenting service? And try to get it straight: there is a
difference between fact and prediction. None of my predictions can be
corroborated in _profiles_, or any other reference I've ever read.

Lenny, I wonder if you have any insight into the nature and origin of
your pathological pugilism? In a way it's good; having my ideas
challenged forces me to formulate them in a more careful way, and I'm
glad that you have decided to take-on that role. However, I think the
dialog would work much better if you could refrain from the gratuitous
insults, and we wouldn't need so much repitition if you could try and
understand what I'm saying before going off.

Just a suggestion, but who knows? - if you had a little integrity, you
might even find some of that elusive meaningful human interaction you've
been searching for.

Disclaimer claims dat de claims claimed in dis are de claims of meself,
me, and me alone, so sue us god. I won't tell Bill & Dave if you won't.
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=---- Gerold Firl @ ..hplabs!hp-sdd!geroldf