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Re:No soup for you Aly! (987 Views)
Posted by: Mall (IP Logged)
Date: March 01, 2002 03:47AM

I don't want to start a war of quotes, especially with the threat of Nietzsche hanging in the air, but the turn this debate has taken brings to mind the final remarks of the Duke of Mallberry, one of my ancestors who, while not a cowboy poet, did know Nostradamus & supposedly came over on the boat with the great-great grandfather of the dopester who uses the nom de guerre Hank the Angry Dwarf, to wit: "From a scientific standpoint, it is indisputable that if someone spits in the ocean, all things being equal, the water level must rise. In the real world, of course, all things are never equal, whether the subject is how fast a particular horse can or will run, or whether someone has the discipline to stick to the issues and make his or her best argument without resorting to personal attacks. Some day, many yrs in the future, one of my progeny will attempt to engage in a series of cyberdebates with one who calls himself Aly....." Sadly, he never lived to finish that sentence.

Aly, you were the one who, a short time ago, called HP a bright guy who would do the right thing & solicited his opinion. I went along because his "resolution" of the trainer info debate seemed like evidence that he was operating in the real world, where rigid adherence to any orthodoxy can be an expensive proposition indeed, & because all debates must end sometime. When all is said & done, HP got it right on both issues & what he said should have been the last word. To react this way after you requested his view is unseemly.

There is not going to be any miracle of time & space which allows you to make a comeback in this debate, but even after all you've said I'm hopeful that there will be future debates which will "get things rocking" & perhaps allow all of us to learn a thing or 2. In order for that to happen, you're going to have to come to grips with the fact that we aren't dealing with the unsolvable mysteries of the universe & none of this is or should be personal. You're also going to have to figure out some way to extricate your teeth from HP's ankle.



Subject Written By Posted
Not so fast, HP (1445 Views) Alydar in California 02/27/2002 07:43PM
Re: (882 Views) HP 02/28/2002 11:47AM
Re: (859 Views) TGJB 02/28/2002 12:43PM
Re: (870 Views) HP 02/28/2002 01:04PM
Re: (857 Views) Alydar in California 03/01/2002 03:03AM
Re:No soup for you Aly! (987 Views) Mall 03/01/2002 03:47AM
Re: (885 Views) HP 03/01/2002 08:37AM
Re: Send me the chart NOW! (901 Views) Mall 03/01/2002 10:39AM
Re: (852 Views) HP 03/01/2002 11:16AM
Re: Weight etc. (919 Views) TGJB 03/01/2002 04:21PM
Re: (882 Views) Alydar in California 03/02/2002 09:17PM
Re: (881 Views) HP 03/03/2002 09:43AM
Re: (820 Views) bryan teel 03/03/2002 04:18PM
Re: (949 Views) Alydar in California 03/03/2002 05:39PM
Re: (866 Views) Alydar in California 03/04/2002 12:00AM
Re: (773 Views) HP 03/04/2002 09:20AM
Re: (817 Views) Alydar in California 03/04/2002 03:48PM
Re: (918 Views) HP 03/04/2002 05:00PM
Re: (869 Views) nunzio 03/04/2002 05:38PM
Re: (869 Views) Alydar in California 03/04/2002 06:28PM
Re: (791 Views) bryan teel 03/04/2002 08:04PM
Re: (837 Views) Alydar in California 03/05/2002 02:18AM
Re: (848 Views) HP 03/05/2002 09:01AM
Re: (859 Views) Alydar in California 03/05/2002 01:09PM
Re: (856 Views) HP 03/05/2002 02:10PM
Re: (814 Views) TGJB 03/05/2002 02:37PM
Re: (825 Views) HP 03/05/2002 02:52PM
Re: (931 Views) Alydar in California 03/05/2002 03:30PM
Re: (847 Views) Alydar in California 03/05/2002 03:12PM
Re: (891 Views) TGJB 03/05/2002 04:18PM
Re: (877 Views) HP 03/05/2002 04:40PM
Re: (857 Views) OPM 03/06/2002 12:25AM


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