Animal "rights" on bionet (was Re: being recrutied unawares
vs. being intimidated out of the)
James.F.X.Wellehan at dartmouth.edu
Tue Aug 3 14:17:39 EST 1993
In article <23kddv$slb at max.physics.sunysb.edu>
mhollowa at ic.sunysb.edu (Michael Holloway) writes:
> More effort is needed in communicating that the animal "rights" activists are
> actively misrepresenting the facts, not in convincing any uninformed
> observers that the animal "rights" movement represents a legitimate
How we communicate this is very important. As an example:
You go to a seminar on "Polytransloxal cistoflarglation of the
1.) Five minutes into the seminar, X stands up and shouts "This is
insanity!" and stomps out of the room.
2.) X sits patiently through the seminar. During questions afterward,
X says, "That was very interesting work, but...", and proceeds to ask a
series of questions that dismantle the theory of the presentation.
Cistoflarglation is not your specialty. In which instance are you more
likely to respect X's opinion?
> There is a large and rather obvious difference between considering a
> harmful viewpoint and defending it.
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