Re: Information

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    >From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
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    >Subject: Re: Information
    >Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 14:33:48 -0400
    >Hi Robin Faichney -
    > >The "best" anything, unless
    > >what's "better" is entirely explicit and agreed, is about valuation,
    > >a matter of opinion. If you don't agree, let's hear your case.
    >Look, I totally agree that _anything_ that _anyone_ has _ever_ said at
    >_any_ time is _fiction_- and thus opinion is a great deal of it, and that
    >the best thing that anyone could ever say would also be open to opinion,
    >but the _best way to use a word_ ain't, and never was, a matter of
    >_opinion_. It has always and shall ever more remain, a matter of
    Is consensus anything more than collective opinion? The collective may be
    comprised of experts in a field and their opinion(s) matter(s) more than
    some dilletente with a non-standard word usage, but expert opinion is still
    opinion, just better than amateur opinion.

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