"Ed and arch....
I couldn't agree more. But the same is true of some very educated types. It never ceases to amaze me that some very intelligent and educated scientists i know will totally ignore their education and practice voodoo…"
"that is exactly why misunderstandings occur and communications are not so clean; we all have individual meanings for words that may or may not jive with the dictionary meaning. Some personal meanings of words are broader and geographic.
"touche Blaine i am appropriately skewered..... I sure set myself up for that.
I just meant that folks connotations of words mean as much or even more than the dictionary denotation of the same words. "
"yes kim i am not responsible for their emotions, but I would seriously get the immediate blame for eliciting these emotions. I am just not up for that. I have much more important things to deal with other than their condescending,…"
"This is based on the assumption that you are right and they are wrong. I would agree with you but many do not. I still respect a persons right to disagree with my views even if i feel their logic is incredibly flawed.
"The word Atheist scares the bejesus(pun intended) out of most folks of belief. I really have no desire to cause others discomfort. Some would say we need to cause them discomfort in order to get them to reevaluate their…"