Subject: Re: c.l.l. as a language adoption inhibitor [was Norvig's paper]
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 10:25:18 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Bruce Hoult
| Well you might not, and I clearly aren't, but I see plenty of people pop 
| up here, get abused and insulted, and they're never seen again.

  You do?  You see, to people who observe _before_ they judge, this is
  simply not in the evidence.  Just because you feel like it _should_ be
  true, because that would be much more fun for you, for whatever perverse
  reason, does not _make_ it true.  However, there is some truth to the
  idea that perception makes reality.  In this sense, you are the one who
  keeps making this story stick to people's memory, much to the annoyance
  of other people.  Could you please stop?  You are scaring the newbies.
  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.

  70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.