In a message dated 12/16/01 8:43:42 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< PS: "Coercion" and "persuasion" are not in the same category. Persuasion
be effective, but it is a non-coercive action.
OK. To all you physicists, George, Howard, Joe, and others: I should have
known better than to use the analogy that I did. So I will back off it.
Howard (and anyone else who wants to chip in), would you kindly explain in
physical, chemical or biological terms the difference between "persuasion"
and "coercion"? Do you use the term "persuasion" in your model? You clearly
favor it. Specifically, if my "field" example is coercive, what is a an
example of a persuasive one?
Thanks to you all for your instructive comments. I am now signing off this
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