Subject: Re: less parentheses --> fewer parentheses
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/08/25
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (FM)
| Do you ever have any idea what you are talking about?

  Yes.  All the time.  I know that annoys some people to no end.

| Like you exemplified when Barry corrected your mistake?

  And which "mistake" was that?  He didn't understand what I wrote,
  but chose to portray what I did as wrong.  He always does that.
  Barry Margolin always finds something wrong and bad in _anything_ I
  do, and _especially_ if it isn't there.  That's just how he is.

| >  but it is clear that you will never learn from a source that is
| >  not _very_ agreeable to you.
| What is clear?  You surely like to talk about things you have
| no idea about.

  Really?  How come you provide me with the evidence and then object
  to the conclusion?  You could _do_ something to show that you learn
  from a source that is disagreeable to you, instead of continuing to
  reinforce my argument, you know.

| >  Instead you will defend that _you_ be right, rather than defend
| >  _what_ is right and adapt your own views accordingly.
| That's what exactly you're doing.

  Geez, don't you tire of playing the mirror game?  Do you really have
  to prove that everything that can be said to you must bounce off?

  No, I don't defend that _I_ am right.  I defend what I happen to
  think is right, right now, and this changes as I learn more, which I
  do all the time.  This means I continue to be more right than wrong,
  which annoys people who are more wrong than right, and won't change
  their mind to fix that dire predicament.  If I have reason to change
  my mind, that's OK, and I will defend something that someone else
  said was right before I came to the same conclusion.  The history of
  this newsgroup shows that truth at several occasions.  Of course you
  wouldn't accept it.

| That's something I've never been accused of.

  You've been around too many agreeable people, then.  :)

| Funny how you never learn when your arguments are under question.

  Huh?  How _ever_ do you come up with your insane theories about me?

| You are keenly aware of your own uselessness so I won't bother
| elaborating it here.

  Even more pathetic mirror game playing.  Sheesh, get over it.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.