Re: [asa] Edward O. Wilson shares Dawkins' basic vie ws

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Sat Sep 30 2006 - 19:28:46 EDT


  @@@ The careful reader will notice that I asked a rhetorical question with a smiley at the end -- I didn't make a "claim".

  Of course you knew I did it so that the alert reader would then logically want to question why someone would choose to esteem the value-judgements of one who shares Dawkins' basic beliefs, over the judgement of those who haven't rejected Wisdom (God).

  And of course it served your purposes to snip off the part of my post that made that point crystal clear: Here is the part you snipped:

    At 12:25 PM 9/27/2006, George Murphy wrote:: But of course the purpose of my post was simply to state the obvious, that the fact that a person is wrong about one thing doesn't mean that he/she is wrong about everything - whether that person be E.O. Wilson, Janice herself, or anyone else. ...

  @ One's worldview and emotional maturity is a good indicator of either stability or instability. I wouldn't want to rely on the opinions of unstable moral relativists - who by definition - lack Wisdom.

  I said I wouldn't continue this exchange but will set the record straight. What I quoted in my last post was from Janice's initial post in the "Edward O. Wilson's basic views" thread. It also included passages from Barr & Bottum but not the part which she claims I "snipped." That is from a later post in the thread, as is clear from the fact that she is responding to part of my initial criticism.

  George Murphy

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