[Ads-l] postrationality

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 10 16:17:08 UTC 2015


#TheyMatter ??

DanG

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 7:47 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: postrationality
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>  >  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?)
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> Plus the chance to be a martyr to the Rights of All.
>
> One must never compromise on a matter of principle.
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> JL
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> On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 9:27 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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> > Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> > Subject:      Re: postrationality
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> > Rationality to-morrow, rationality yesterday--but never rationality =
> > today.
> >
> > LH
> >
> > > On Sep 7, 2015, at 8:23 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
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> > wrote:
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> > > 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>
> > > wrote:
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> > >> Subject:      Re: postrationality
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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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> > >>>> Subject:      Re: post-rational
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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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