Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 16:12:55 GMT
In a message dated 10/31/2002 2:48:47 AM Central
Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
> Fortunately, I never expected use of the word "idea"
> or the
> technical definition of the term "thought contagion"
> or the
> term "belief," etc. to solve our complicated
> on matters of data collection and quantitative
> analysis of
> ideas, behaviors, artifacts, and so forth.
> No, we don't have a "disagreement" on matters of data
> collection and analysis.
We have disagreement on whether we have disagreement.
And on what kinds of phenomena should be studied.
And on a vast range of other topics. We have a long
pattern that if one area of disagreement is somehow
addressed, several more sprout up to take its place. So
while I can give yet another point by point reply to the
rest of your post, I can be virtually certain that it would
only lead to another highly unproductive mess.
But don't let me retard your work. Do publish those
data you collected 4 years ago on how rule changes
in football have influenced players' behaviour, for
instance. Or tell us where to find it published. I
never meant to discourage this work, nor do I wish
to further distract you from it with more listserver
arguments, or even my more serious ongoing work. I like to
think that even people who are "mouth-foamingly angry" can
cool off enough to finish the tasks they have chosen.
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