Okay, I'll take that. Let me rephrase my question: Jim, care to back *any* of
this up with any actual facts?

"John W. Redelfs" wrote:

> 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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