Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net
Sun Dec 19 15:16:46 EST 2004
> I'm not keeping up with the discussion on the list, much as I'd like to.
> I do feel I ought to apologize to Dorian, I didn't mean to come off half
> snippy as I may have, and the "obviously super-intelligent" bit was meant
> all sincerity. This particular discussion is pushing some of my hot
> that's all it is.
> In other words, I meant nothing personal when I jumped all over you,
> it's just the result of years of conditioning to pounce on particular
> of flaws in particular kinds of arguments.
>Please accept my apology.
Oh, accepted, completely. As I said, when I wrote the post in question, I
was intending a slightly sarcastic tone to begin with followed by a fairly
non-biased, make-of-this-what-you-will presentation; either that didn't come
off, or the whole thing pushed your buttons anyway. (And I have my own
buttons, I know it - just ask anyone who's referred to "books destroying
rain-forests" in my presence!)
Your reaction did seem to me to be "snippy", but since *my* tone didn't come
off as intended, I'm happy to accept that what I perceived as your tone was
also unintended. (Though I do think calling me "super-intelligent" is
pushing it; "intelligent" I'll admit to, but "super-"? I'm not that
Anyway, yes, I did think you were being unwarrantedly nasty, but I don't
think that any more. Thank you for explaining.
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