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Re: Stopping the paleoartist flame war.
This is what you get for us by asking such a question in the first place.
The classroom game of ? (I've forgotten the name) < where you turn to your
neighbor & whisper something, he/she in turn whispers your message to their
neighbor, until the message that you started reaches the end of the line-up of
classmates participating in this exercise in futility indeed becomes an apple
instead of an orange> aptly defines the course you set for us.
> Larry Dunn wrote:
> > ---"D.I.G." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Sadly, from my point of view, this thread has degenerated once more
> > into a flame war and I feel it is innappropiate for such an esteemed list.
> > So you're "stopping" it? I'm afraid that we may continue the
> > discussion in any event.
> No one is "stopping it." And it is quite clear that you intend to
> continue contending.
> May I ask, however, what the "Paleontological" purpose of this all is?
> If you go back to the archive and read the series of posts in this
> specific thread carefully, you may understand that my intention and, I
> believe that of others, was to clarify the nature of the "research"
> behind a given piece of art, rather than to argue for the
> appropriateness of one term or another for the artist: the latter
> notwithstanding, perhaps it might be appropriate to rename the thread
> since, clearly, we're talking about apples and oranges here.
> My intention, specifically, for commenting, is to get this "unstuck."
> Maybe there is nothing to be said that hasn't been said before.
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