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1. Ethan, you've said this before...and several people on SoloPassion have said, "hey come on over and debate us". The reason many people don't do this is because they observe people get called names or have their honesty or character questioned. [ As an example, just within the last 24 hours, Linz, who does this frequently, said something to the effect that I (and Chris Cathcart) had repudiated ethics or lacked moral scruple. ]
Why would you expect people to take things to a place where they are being insulted?
2. By the Way: On *this* forum MSK just insulted Jason Quintana by calling him Demon PinaColada or some such. Jason, showing more class and less irritation than I would, brushed it off and took it as a joke and perhaps it was...but twisting people's names is sort of juvenile (unless it's just done once and not out of hostility or harassment). They've started doing it over on Objectivist Living as well...which I view as descending to Linz's "outrageous talk show host" level, which they disapprove of when the ridicule and name calling is DIRECTED AT THEM. (I think Bidinotto and Bissell did the same thing elsewhere?)
Plus it is distracting and contemptous, when not done between friends:
If every time I were to post here, people were to call me PussyPhilanimous Un-CoatesHerent or FullOfHimselfPhil or Cootie (reaching even further back than middle school to first grade intellectual level...), I probably wouldn't expect that they were taking my ideas very seriously, would I?
I would like to express this as calmly, kindly, and benevolently (in the spirit of the sainted Chris Sciabarra) as I can:
COULD EVERYONE KINDLY JUST GROW THE FUCK UP!!!
(Edited by Philip Coates
on 4/27, 8:09pm)