In OPE-L 5035, Jerry issued the following challenge: "Andrew K and anyone else who makes the charge that their work has been "suppressed" by the _RRPE_ or any other group will be expected to either furnish *proof* or offer apologies to all concerned. In OPE-L 5046, he wrote: "Andrew has not offered "proof". ... I would have to ... hear a counter-explanation from the _RRPE_ before coming to any conclusion." Since I cannot force the RRPE to provide a counter-explanation, it would seem that I cannot prove my case. Does that make sense to anyone? What I suggest, Jerry, is that we conduct an investigation, using this list to do so. Invite the RRPE -- some of its editorial board members are already on this list, including I (if they haven't expelled me without my knowledge) -- to answer the charges of suppression. If they refuse to answer, then (to use your court analogy) we should assume that they don't have an answer. In either case, the decision will be rendered on the basis of the evidence that was presented. How about it? I think it would make a wonderful group project for OPE-L, much along the lines of what you tried to have awhile back. It would really bring people together. Whatever our theoretical and other differences, we all want to stamp out suppression, right? So I think this idea has real potential. HEY KIDS, LET'S PUT ON AN INVESTIGATION! BTW, Jerry, your analogy to the courts is wrong. What the law states is utterly clear, as are the written standards of evidence. All that is analogous to my request that you provide criteria of proof ahead of time. (What is not clear about the law is how it should be interpreted and applied, and whether it is internally consistent.) Andrew ("Drewk") Kliman Dept. of Social Sciences Pace University Pleasantville, NY 10570 USA phone: (914) 773-3968 fax: (914) 773-3951 Home: 60 W. 76th St. #4E New York, NY 10023 USA "The practice of philosophy is itself theoretical. It is the critique that measures the individual existence by the essence, the particular reality by the Idea."
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