Re: take it back

Ian Mast (imast@SUN.CIS.SMU.EDU)
Thu, 26 Jan 1995 23:01:18 -0600

knocking is not an integral aspect of logical debate. It is a personal
trait that seems to be more a propert of the emotional realm. I for one
take personal attacks as a challenge to truly rub my opponents face in the
facts. However, I know a number of individuals who are insightful and
shy. Should these individuals be placed on the outside of Academia because
they "can't run with the big boys."

Emotions are an integral part of human existence and they should
not be ignored. I am not arguing for repressiveness and denial. However,
we set limits on our own professionalism when we make destructive personal
attackss a part of anthropological discourse.

Flame away.
I can take it.

Ian Mast