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Posted by Jon Voisey on December 16, 2004 05:21:12 UTC

Finding those errors, as you probably did, is right. Yet citing our book-learning to contradict someone is not really the ssame as trying to comprehend what they are trying to say, and _then letting them have it!

I do make an effort to understand where someone is coming from when I respond. However, I will always use the full extent of my knowledge. Just because someone has a argument that makes sense to a layman, it's not a good reason to "let them have it." I feel it's always better to correct and explain (no matter how harshly) than to let people walk around ignorant of the workings of the universe ESPECIALLY when they're touting false rhetoric that might get others to start believing their bunk. I doubt tarajee is trying to spread misinformation intentionally, but in the end that's what he's doing. And letting someone get away with it is a very dangerous thing as the moon conspiracy theorists have shown.

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