Re: Question

Bill Hamilton (
Mon, 17 Feb 1997 13:31:03 -0500

At 12:07 PM 2/17/97, Michael K. Thompson wrote:
>Robert L. Miller wrote:

>> Is that true? Is this listserv an academic exercise and those who do not fit
>> into acadamia need not take part?

If there were such a rule on this list, quite a number of participants
would be asked to leave. I would be outright kicked out -- I have no
formal education in most of the fields we discuss. Glenn Morton might be
asked to bow out of nongeology discussions. That's not what's intended --
or shouldn't be -- when someone with academic credentials complains that
domeone who doesn't has made an error or has misused quoted material.
Anyone ought to feel quite free to quote material to make a point. He/she
ought also to be willing to listen when a practitioner of the field in
question explains why he considers the statement erroneous or why the
quoted material is being misused.

Bill Hamilton
William E. Hamilton, Jr, Ph.D. | Staff Research Engineer
Chassis and Vehicle Systems | General Motors R&D Center | Warren, MI
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