At 08:08 PM, Friday, 11/1/02, Marc A. Schindler wrote:
Jim, care to back *any* of this up with any actual facts, rather than just a rant?
You are misusing the word rant. Jim's post was not bombastic or excited enough to qualify as rant:

1 : to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2 : to scold vehemently
transitive senses : to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion

And when a person is expressing attitudes and values, facts are irrelevant. For instance, if I were to say that I can't stand people with an eastern European accent, no one could intelligently demand that I provide facts. The fact is that I feel that way. And the fact is that Jim feels that way about scientists who forget where science leaves off and where religion begins.


John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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"The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth
part of the face." --Jack Handy
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All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR

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