Re: how many bastards are there, anyway?

Matt Beckwith (
1 Sep 1996 05:05:15 GMT

>Matt Beckwith <> wrote:

>>Nonono backatcha. I started out by saying that we no longer have to
>>worry about survival of our offspring. (sgf) wrote:

>Anyway, to get back to your complaint:
>please, tell me, at which point in the below quoted paragraphs
>you explained you had switched the topic under discussion from human
>evolution and sexual adaptation to the United States in particular.
>Don't complain that someone misunderstood what you said when you didn't
>actually say it.

You're getting paranoid. There's nothing in the least complaining about
the above paragraph.

The remainder of your post picks apart my points in an effort to show
that you were not in error at any point, that all points I attributed to
you as being erroneous were misconstrued on my part, or that you
misconstrued my points because my points were insufficiently well
written. This isn't a discussion, it's a debate. I'm not interested in
debating, thank-you.

>[Note to anyone: I will *not* discuss the moral issues
>in this in these newsgroups. Take it elsewhere.]

How rude! As if someone were inflicting some sort of discussion on you.

>No, they assume that if you need a smiley to get your point across, then
>you cannot write well enough to indicate humor with context and wording.
Gee, thanks for the insult. What a pleasant person you are.

>They fight quite hard to keep the level of discourse on the newsgroup
>higher than the average, something I find quite refreshing in the genral
>morass of Usenet.

Insults are not on a higher level than smiley faces. They're on a lower


Matt Beckwith