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Ignorance v Inequality

Posted by: Darcy Carter ( UK ) on January 27, 19100 at 10:18:53:

In Reply to: A quick prod and Darcy jumps... posted by Farinata on January 20, 19100 at 12:28:22:

I might congratulate you on your ever so cunning and devious mastery of psychology. However, even if I was to do so it proves nothing about our argument. I "jumped" merely at the categorising of my abilities by someone who doesn't know me. If we had met, and you had had the opportunity to judge me inferior, that's one thing. To do so from a debating room is another.

The fact is (correct me if I'm wrong) that you have obviously been educated in some subject related to those under discussion. My own postings are from my general knowledge and my own ideas, usually spotnaneous ("yes, we can tell" - don't say it). I contribute to debates on subjects ranging from politics, genetics, quantum physics and history to literature. I may be a jack of all trades, but that doesn't make me less intelligent than the "expert" posters on any of these boards. If my contributions are so amateurish as not to merit response, I would assume that they would not attract serious response. This has not been the case in this debating room.

Therefore, to say that your analysis of me on the basis of my comments on this board shows arrogance, I would submit, is justified.

That I was picqued by your comments may prove my own vanity and the predictability of human nature (big news), but it doesn't show anything about social relations (which I thought this was about).

: Unsubtle and inaccurate stereotyping, friend.

Really? A class warrior/ social revolutionary from behind the university fencing sabre? Super.

As for my sex, the fact that you assumed I was male and nobly asserted that you would not "flatten me" if we met, despite your own prodigious strength, says something about your own prejudices, don't you think?

In any event, I'd like to see you try.


D (non-ballet)

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