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  •  Finally you come right out and say it. (0+ / 0-)

    If you thought Vidal's piece was full of lies, why didn't you just say so up front, instead of snark and insinuations?

    You do seem to be making a good case for being taken for an authoritarian who's just a little too impatient with lesser beings. If you're trying to win friends and influence people, you're doing it wrong.
    Bingo

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 04:22:57 PM PST

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    •  Um, you do miss a lot. (0+ / 0-)
      John Vidal left out a lot of information.
      That was the first text in the body of my first comment.

      But the lie I was referring to was the Washington Monthly one:

      boosting yields to record levels through a completely organic technique
      I have written to Sam with the information I've given you too. But he told me he only posts on weekends so can't fix it now.

      I don't expect to influence you--I think you have made it clear are uninterested in the facts. I did it as a public service for other readers. Some people prefer facts.

      “I apologise ...for not making myself clear. I should have said that this new age drivel is undermining the very fabric of our civilisation --@ProfBrianCox

      by mem from somerville on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 04:28:52 PM PST

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      •  You have some good points possibly... (0+ / 0-)

        but you're doing a terrible job making them.

        I'm not uninterested in facts - which is why I keep urging you to write all this up in a diary for one thing - but apparently you know so much more about this than I do (which is entirely possible) and there is so much in it that offends you, you're having a hard time dealing with it other than on a very emotional level.

        If you have enough time and energy to keep responding to this, you certainly have enough time to take a deep breath, calm down, and start putting together your arguments in a coherent fashion that even a credulous person like myself could follow. If you believe Vidal's article was completely bogus, explain why you think so. If you have problems with SRI or Organic Farming, ditto, since they seem to be relevant to this. If you have an issue with the Washington Monthly report, spell it out.

        Otherwise, I'd suggest you shorten that quote from Cox to just the first sentence.

        "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

        by xaxnar on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 05:16:18 PM PST

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