Subject: Re: On nil qua false [was: Re: On conditionals]
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 18:21:43 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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.