Subject: Re: Understanding Erik Naggum From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 06 Oct 2002 17:32:52 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Pascal Costanza | No, it isn't. For a person who only talks about what you think and feel, you are awfully persistent. | I know what I am talking about in this regard. Of course you do. Listening to others was ruled out long ago. | Why are you so sure about your assessment of the "nice" approach? | Have you actually seen it fail? Repeatedly? Yes, but you would not believe me. | Sorry, how can you avoid a personal relation with people you need to deal | with? Oh Christ. You really /have/ no concept of professional relationships. | We are having a personal relation right now, aren't we? No. | What is it that I get wrong here? That you are in a discussion, not a social club. | OK, here is suggestion that is more concrete: Oh Christ. Do you have the capacity to listen to other people? | Of course, sometimes it doesn't work - but in my experience this is very | seldom the case. Your data is only how you feel about these things. You have explicitly rejected measurements that would establish whether what you believe would actually hold water under testing and you reject counter-information before you could possibly have thought about it and evaluated it. Therefore, what you present to us is indeed what you think and feel, and nobody should pay any attention to it because you do not pay attention to the information that would invalidate or update it. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.