Re: NANFA-L-- Endangered Species Act

Jerry Baker (nanfa at
Thu, 22 Sep 2005 08:38:19 -0700

Derek Parr wrote:
> its not the nasty that bothers be so much.. its the related lacking of
> information to back up one's arguement. I for one have enjoyed reading
> this thread and have found it very informative and thought provoking.
> The one or two posts without any information are quite dull and empty
> compared to the greater body of the thread.
> -derek parr

My personal opinion is that one of the saddest developments of the last
20 years or so in our society is the notion that all positions on an
issue are equally valid and deserve equal treatment. Some positions are
just incorrect no matter how emotionally attached to it is the
proponent. Furthermore, it is the requirement of sound argumentation and
debate that the person who makes a positive assertion back it up with
evidence. To expect that a challenger should be able to make any wild
assertion they wish, and then expect the defender to do the work of
defending against those assertions with researched facts, is to pervert
the idea of rational debate.
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