Thinning on the Angeles National Forest> > "Ian St. John" <> wrote in message

Ian St. John istjohn at
Tue Feb 24 16:45:20 EST 2004

"Bob Weinberger" <bobsstuff at> wrote in message
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> "Ian St. John" <istjohn at> wrote in message
> news:U8M_b.4373$ee3.281723 at
> <Snipped a bunch of verbiage which only goes to show Ian's lack of
> understanding of forest mensuration metrics>
> Well I concede that it is beyond my abilities to to raise your level of
> comprehension re: forest metrics and stocking levels, and their
> to a point that you understand what the data you glean from web sites
> means.  I guess when your level of conprehension is so low that you don't
> even understand the basic concepts that I'm trying to impart , but your
> conviction that you actually understood what you read is so high, it is
> natural to label any contradiction of your conclusions as "arguing from
> authority".  Since you have demonstrated that you don't even comprehend
> basic principal of forest ecology that the physical characterists of a
> (soil type and depth, parent material and level of available nutrients,
> growing season, moiture regime, amount and quality of available sunlight,
> etc.) absolutely limit the level of biomass that the site can support, it
> pointless for me or anyone else to try to have meaningful discussions with
> you on this topic.
> If you have any interest in really finding out about and truly
> the issues rather than just engaging in a pissing match, take this series
> posts ( yours and mine) to the university nearest you that has a forest
> biometrician on staff, and have him/her review and critique our
> I seriously doubt that you will do this, as it doesn't fit your agenda -
> which seems to have little to do with assuring actual comprehension - but
> ahead, prove me wrong.  If I have misjudged your intellectual integrity,
> you actually do this, it will be interesting to see if you have the balls
> accurately report back what you find out.
> --
> Bob Weinberger
> La, Grande, OR
> place a dot between bobs and stuff and remove invalid to send email

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