From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Bullshit wins v. science
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 07:21:54 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 11:16:44 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that N. Thornton
wrote (in ) about
'Bullshit wins v. science', on Fri, 8 Nov 2002:
>John Woodgate wrote in message news:9EwYM@jmwa.demon.co.uk>...
>> N. Thornton wrote
>> 'Bullshit wins v. science', on Thu, 7 Nov 2002:
>> >I think what you say is a classic acedemic mistake. Resonance has been
>> >deliberately used for a very long time to improve bass output.
>> I think we'll let the group members decide whether to prefer my reasoned
>> argument or your diatribe sprinkled with ad-hominem remarks.
>I am a bit puzzled, I did reread my post, and I didn't make any ad
>hominem remarks. Certainly none that were ever intended to be ad
>I was simply attempting to an explain a concept that doesn't seem to
>be widely realised and accepted. I do believe the generally accepted
>concept of distortion is not entirely correct. I hope the post I just
>made has been clearer, and I apologise if anything I said came across
>as offensive, it certainly wasn't meant to be.
Well, OK, but I took exception to 'classic academic mistake' and 'ivory
tower'. I have designed over the last 40 years, and still design,
loudspeakers for **real life use**. If those remarks are not ad hominem,
they impugn my professional competence, which is worse.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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