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I AM THE PALE HORSEMAN
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The genuine crank is the one who refuses to debate his opponents, who arrogantly dismisses their arguments and denies their credibility, who approves of the suppresson of opinion different from his own, who typically appeals to authority or consensus rather than to facts and logic, whose emotional temperature rises noticeably in the presence of embarrassing counter-arguments, and, above all, who typically labels his opponents as 'cranks'.
In contrast, the genuine truth seeker is one who is eager for debate, who is courteous to his opponents, who remains calm in the face of counter-arguments, who does not seek to silence anyone, and above all who does not describe his opponents with epithets, particularly including 'crank', altho their behavior may strongly suggest the aptness of the description. --JBR Yant
MAKE AMERICA STRAIGHT AGAIN BLACK CRIMES MATTER
"Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex" Frank Zappa
"Quality of life is directly proportional to the effort you expend to create it." Fred O'Malley
You NEVER change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, develop a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
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