[Ads-l] postrationality

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 8 11:47:51 UTC 2015


 >  Why she wants an exception made just for her she doesn't say.

First Amendment Rights! (Maybe Second, too. Who cares? Third? Mmmm.....not
sure. How many more are there?)

Plus the chance to be a martyr to the Rights of All.

One must never compromise on a matter of principle.

JL



On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 9:27 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> Rationality to-morrow, rationality yesterday--but never rationality =
> today.
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> LH
>
> > On Sep 7, 2015, at 8:23 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> =
> wrote:
> >=20
> > Or pre-rationality.
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> > I'm an optimist.
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> > JL
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> > On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 11:36 AM, David Barnhart =
> <dbarnhart at highlands.com>
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> >> There is always a student or two who exhibits "post-rationality" =
> usually
> >> in t=3D
> >> he back of the classroom, isn't there?
> >>=20
> >> DKB
> >>=20
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>=20
> >>> On Sep 6, 2015, at 8:48 PM, Jonathan Lighter =
> <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> >> wrot=3D
> >> e:
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> >>> Subject:      Re: post-rational
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> >>> Ho ho!  I detect the irony of one who knows history *and* politics.
> >>> =3D20
> >>> JL
> >>> =3D20
> >>>> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 7:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> =
> wrote:
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> >>>> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
> >> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>=3D
> >>=20
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>>> "[P]erhaps the United States has crossed over into a post-rational
> >>>> society
> >>>>> that cares little about facts and reality or serious policy ideas =
> and
> >>>>> respectful debate, but rather is a nation moved by anger and =
> ridicule,
> >>>> fear
> >>>>> and nationalism."
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> That's a nightmarish thought!
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> =3D20
> >>>> --
> >>>> -Wilson
> >>>> -----
> >>>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange =
> complaint to
> >>>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> >>>> -Mark Twain
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