Subject: Re: On nil qua false [was: Re: On conditionals] From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 18:21:43 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Ray Blaak | I object only to his being called a criminal. The metaphor is not applicable | since there are no laws being violated. The metaphor does not concern _what_ one disregards, considers oneself above, disrespects, etc, but _that_ one knows better than the community and that if there is ever some disagreement, the community is wrong for making its choices. | "Obnoxious tourist" would be much more accurate, and while despicable, is | not a crime in any part of the world that I know of. Ok, so you have a personal hangup about "criminal" and only think it concerns "crime", and not the personal attitude towards authority. I shall make a small note of this, and that you refuse to get the point. Fine with me. /// -- The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture has taught you. Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are more important to you than those in your past ever will be. The world is changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.