Subject: Re: Lisp is Sin
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 00:40:36 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Fred Gilham  <> wrote:
| "Adam Connor" <> writes:
| > But it takes a thick skin to interact with this community.
| Sorry, but this is not the problem.  The problem is that a certain
| number of people who post here, especially new people, are just stupid.
| By "stupid" I mean "so wedded to their own ideas that they can't learn
| anything new."

I think the term you're looking for is "willfully ignorant" or
perhaps "stubbornly ignorant". They're actually too fundamentally
intelligent to be truly stupid, but the intelligence is being
perverted in the service of an active ignorance that seeks
reinforcement of its own preconceptions, rather than being
open to the subtle panic that inevitably arises when learning
something truly new & different.

When this attachment to the already-"known" is exposed, of course,
the most commmon response is to attack the exposer, as we often
see here...


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