The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152273   Message #3562137
Posted By: MGM·Lion
28-Sep-13 - 04:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why I am gone
Subject: RE: BS: Why I am gone
I have followed these correspondences on all threads, Ian & DtG. I have differed with Ake on ones about such topics as gay marriage &c, because I haven't seen his statistics as relevant there. But, I repeat, I see no reason to question the statistics themselves, or impugn their sources. And they have been more widely applied than you assert ~~ see his response a few back to Eliza re sub-Saharan Africa. I still think you are starting from the wrong end ~~ the acute PC posture whereby anything that can be said to the apparent disadvantage of any demographic ~ racial, sexual, whevs ~ must be denounced instantly for being unquestioningly motivated by hate. I see no evidence of any such unworthy motivations in anything that Ake has written, but continue to think that your reactions to it are mere politically correct kneejerkery.