Re: Discussion v/s advocacy

Nick Corduan (nickc@IQUEST.NET)
Tue, 19 Sep 1995 17:01:16 -0500

I hope you realize that it's not helping your cause any to send messages
anonymously. If you truly stand by your criticisms, why not stand up and be
held accountable by name?

> Okay, maybe discussion is different from advocacy.

It is . . .

>But why do you wish to persist in the discussion?

But why not? What have I done that is immoral or unethical?

>Why even start it?

Why? To discuss it, that's why. What's so wrong with open, scholarly
discusson of an idea?

>It seems you enjoy controversy

Why does it seem that way? Because you disagree with the claim of
Darwinianism on cultural anthropology, I'm suddenly hogging the spotlight
trying to get controversy going? Really, I should think if you felt so
strongly about it, you'd welcome the change to stand up and say, "This is
nonsense. There is no survival of the fittest rule for cultures!"

> Please ask yourself, is this posting necessary.

Why must a posting be necessary to post it? Why can we not discuss an issue
that is not necessary to discuss?

And what harm has been done?

I hope you respond to my questions and challenges, for they were sincerely
meant. I will be quite disappointed if you don't . . . .


Nick Corduan "...there is as much dignity in tilling
at a field as in writing a poem."
( --Booker T. Washington