Message from discussion Dembski vs Behe
Subject: Re: Dembski vs Behe
Date: 24 Jul 2006 12:30:46 -0700
References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
X-Trace: darwin.ediacara.org 1153769658 78382 188.8.131.52 (24 Jul 2006 19:34:18 GMT)
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 19:34:18 +0000 (UTC)
X-HTTP-UserAgent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322),gzip(gfe),gzip(gfe)
Injection-Info: i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com; posting-host=184.108.40.206;
> One question, why do you think people like insulting each other so
> much. I recall reading something one time and the author said that
> there is a lot of name calling in scientific gathering. Not arguing
> on content, but just name calling or placing other's opinions in
> negative categories.
What you have to realize is that NO ONE (except perhaps for
one or two 'secular saints') is posting here to provide information
or enlightenment. We post here to feel smart - or at least smarter
than the people we are posting against. Some people feel smart
when they provide information and argument, but many feel
smart when they get off a 'clever' insult. As to why different people
have different styles, I suspect that it is a matter of how other
people gained status against them when they were impressionable
children. The ones who were insulted and humiliated as children
figure that now it is THEIR turn.