I stopped reading anything Roger posted a long time ago...

Cheers

On Thu, Aug 01, 2013 at 10:24:38PM -0700, freqflyer07281972 wrote:
> There are two different, yet equally fruitless ways of conceiving why Roger 
> Clough bothers to post garbage all over what used to be a very bright and 
> interesting list. 
> 
> One, he is old and retired, so he has little else to fill his days. 
> 
> The other reason is that he thinks his ideas have some kind of merit, and 
> he self-deceptively thinks they smack of some brilliance that is opaque to 
> others. 
> 
> According to Roger, everything that was ever thought or will be thought 
> that had any merit was thunk up by Leibniz, a german fancy boy from the 
> 1500s who had a major hard-on for god-centric explanations of the universe. 
> The fact that Roger has a major hard-on for fancy boys from the 1500s and 
> has little of any original thinking to bring the the table himself should 
> indicate to you the staleness of his thinking. 
> 
> Roger frequently makes vague pronouncements about 'what Leibniz thought,' 
> punctuated by casual anti-semitism and political bear baiting. Rarely, 
> though, is any of this backed up by sustained argument or evidence. It is 
> as though you are witnessing a man in a fugue state, unaware that he makes 
> no sense but believing strongly that he has the secret keys to the palace 
> of universal knowledge.  
> 
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