Re: [OPE-L] on observing rape in dolphins

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Sat Nov 25 2006 - 01:06:35 EST

>On Fri, 24 Nov 2006, Rakesh Bhandari wrote:
>>>>I consider this an assault on academic integrity...
>>>Please give us a break.
>>I am astonished that you would want to be given a break on such
>>tough questions.
>What I am requesting a break from is your repeated beating on
>Jerry.  You're obviously free to criticize his ideas, but don't be
>so quick to accuse him of crimes.  Argue the points you want to
>argue; drop the bombast.
>Allin Cottrell

What you call bombast is backed up by argument. What you did was
slice up my sentence so it could look as it was bombast without

There are those who would not find bombastic my response to such a
cavalier reference to rape or
the non human animality of primitive communism or preliterate
cultures.  Indeed I would be in hot water with friends  if they came
to know about how measured my replies have been.
But we evidently keep different circles.

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