Re: Dawkins was right all along

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Mon Sep 24 2001 - 10:47:27 BST

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    On Sat, Sep 22, 2001 at 11:20:07AM -0700, Bill Spight wrote:
    > Dear Robin,
    > > > - Rosemary Lyndall, clinical neuro-psychologist
    > >
    > > Are we supposed to be impressed by that? I know psychologists who
    > > are fruitcakes and arseholes. The frequency of their distribution is
    > > probably just about the same as in any other academic discipline -- ie,
    > > high.
    > My guess: fruitcakes high, arseholes low. ;-)

    You might be right as regards the lower levels, but in my experience,
    as you look at higher hierarchical levels, the proportion of fruitcakes
    decreases while that of arseholes increases. Treating people badly is
    much more likely to be rewarded with promotion than is not knowing how
    to deal with them at all.

    Additionally, I'd suggest that while fruitcakes might occasionally
    mutate into arseholes, the reverse is extremely rare, as is the
    fruitcake-arsehole combination.

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    Robin Faichney

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