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Re: Lots'a questions after a ref.-tiding-up!
In a message dated 8/29/98 3:50:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< This_ is why we publish, George: so that the ideas we have _now_ can be
_re_-examined by future generations with more information and newer
That is not why authors publish, but it is why they cite references. Man, I
hate this kind of attitude. How is it described? ..well....I guess "arrogant"
may be the right word.
<<Even you, I am sure, recognize this as fundamental to scientific
This isn't directed at me, but I often find myself searching for a way to
respond to such amateurish invectives directed at various authors. I guess
dismissing them is the best answer I have right now. Can't we keep these
discussions above this level?