Re: The information theoretic view Was: JOM

Robin Faichney (
Sun, 5 Sep 1999 06:36:42 +0100

Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 06:36:42 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: The information theoretic view Was: JOM
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In message <>, writes
>In a message dated 9/4/1999 9:16:05 AM !!!First Boot!!!,
> writes:
>>> Bill, I consider intellectual dishonesty to be a foul, and a very
> serious one. I get particularly annoyed when I feel my valuable time is
> being wasted by it.<<
>If this is really happening, then the better approach would be to ignore it.
>>> If Richard wants to convince me that he is
> interested in understanding any other view than his own, he is welcome
> to try, but the impression I've been getting for a long time now is that
> he participates here for no other reason than to defend his own
> position, and that he uses intellectually dishonest tactics to do so.<<
>If you you think that your position is right, what is wrong with defending
>it? How exactly was he being dishonest. I can't imagine that Richard's
>comments here alone could succeed in obstructing a science of memetics.
>Unless of course those interested in developing such a thing allowed it to.
>>> He may not be fully aware that he is doing so -- some self-deception may
> be involved -- but I don't get the impression he's the sort of person
> who often doesn't know what he's doing.
> --
> Robin Faichney <<
>Robin, I appreciate your efforts here, and I hope you continue. I do think
>that you are making a mistake here however. Taking yourself to seriously.
>And I do think that this has lead you to some unecessary exasperation toward
>Richard. By taking this to a personal level on a public list like this, you
>forget a principle that can easily translate into memetics -- bad publicity
>is better than no publicity. If Richard is really being obstructionist, it
>would be wiser to either discuss it privately with him or not at all.

You're right, Jake, I need to think a little more before hitting that
Send button. Look out for evidence that I'm doing so.

Robin Faichney
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