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Thread #35121   Message #480898
Posted By: GUEST,UB Dan
11-Jun-01 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: the truth will out
Subject: RE: BS: the truth will out
Alex I agree with your post about intellectual honesty...but maybe we need another word for what you keep calling opinion. I get hung up because I think of an opinion as something like "I like the color blue". I am entitled to this opinion and you cannot argue this point with me. There is not much frther discussion to be had. So if you said "I don't like Bush" I would agree that that is your opinion and you are entitled to it...amazingly, I may even agree. But when you say "The color blue cures cancer" I'd ask you for some proof...I guess this is also an opinion, but it is also a supposition. This statement requires some defense or explanation...and it should be related to the supposition. Otherwise, we should defend white supremecists or ant-semites as simply having an opinion and its okay because they believe it to be true. Or what about Son of Sam...if he believed the dog needed those people dead then is it okay.