From: "Sir Charles W. Shults III"
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Subject: Re: Human Experimentation : Civil, Criminal, Constitutional ? : It is still going on.
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Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 02:35:06 GMT
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"John Fields" wrote in message
> On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 22:25:30 GMT, "Sir Charles W. Shults III"
> > When a post or series of posts has content that creates an environment of
> >disbelief or the ridiculous, then are we supposed to not post anything at
> Hardly. IMO, when we're confronted with the ridiculous we'd be
> remiss if we _didn't_ confront it and send it to the rubbish bin,
> where it belongs. Even if we were wrong about our consideration
> that a post was ridiculous and we posted an opinion stating that
> belief, we would be set right, eventually, if everyone else (well,
> maybe just the subset of the informed about the topic at hand)
> commented on our ignorance.
> >Even when the whole concept of the newsgroup is to provide help, support,
> >correction, etc?
> Help, support, and correction includes debunking.
> >How about when quoting the original poster simply underlines how ridiculous
> >the posting is?
> It might not be a bad idea to include a note, with the quote,
> stating why it's ridiculous.
> John Fields
> Professional circuit designer
In all three points, John, we are in complete and utter agreement.
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