From: Richard Loosemore (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2006 - 19:33:18 MDT

You're probably right that I am getting too mad.

But I should say that he crossed a line yesterday. Until that point I
had always given him the benefit of the doubt and assumed that he knew
the field well, but didn't know the adjacent fields quite as well, and
then had simply boxed himself into a corner.

But he finally said some stuff that was so outrageous that it gave too
many clues, and his cover was blown. He is clearly so ignorant of that
corner of cognitive science/psychology that he made the original mistake
out of ignorance, not impatience.

Hence my challenge.

But, yeah: you are right. I should not have tried to box him in any more.


Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 02:03 PM 8/29/2006 -0400, Richard Loosemore wrote:
>> Get a count of how many of them think that someone who writes about
>> the subject the way Eleiezer does, is sane.
> Hey, take a stress pill, Dave.
> Although I tend to agree that Richard has made his general case (that
> he's been systematically mis--read and accused of holding some opinions
> the very contrary of what he's asserted repeatedly), this is overkill
> and unhelpful, as was Robin's bleating about "senility", and the
> snippishness by all and sundry about "ignorance" when they usually meant
> "I disagree with you, probably, if I could be bothered working out what
> you just said."
> Damien Broderick

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