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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 06:22 PM
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250. your pattern of distraction and evasion continues
Actually, I couldn't care less whether Freeman is "a Mathematician." That's completely irrelevant. I don't affix my credentials to my posts because the credentials should be irrelevant as well, although they aren't secret. In my view, people should muster the simple courage to read the arguments and judge the extent to which they make sense. It does not seem very hard to me. I do it with other people's arguments, not knowing what (if any) credentials they may have.

Let's suppose that Freeman, I and "the person from Britain" are equally qualified to analyze data. What would you do next? Would you judge who makes a better speech against U.S. foreign policy? Or would you try to evaluate our arguments? (Given your track record so far, I guess I already know the answer to that.)

There is probably videotape somewhere of me on Nicaraguan TV speaking out against the contra war, and perhaps you could trace my arrest record -- but all that should be irrelevant, too. Your attack on my associations actually goes somewhat beyond the illogic of McCain's attack on Obama, and again is irrelevant in any case. If you intend to decide what happened in 2004 based on your untethered perceptions of my politics, then I can only conclude that you aren't very interested in 2004. That's a valid choice, but could you just admit it and move on?
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