In article <NEWTNews.824969436.7444.lae2 at psu.edu>, "Loren A. Evey"
<lae2 at psu.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > Sorry, I overreacted like the typical german academic asshole. But I was
> > simply apalled by the nature of this question which - to me - sounded
> > like "Does the brain reside in the head? Any tentative answer welcome!"
> > I mean, anatomists have been busting their asses since hundreds of years
> > (in the case of the basal ganglia since Willis (17th century) to whom
>> > the first description) and up comes a current wave of "relevance" which,
> > similar to the discussion about melatonin, is powered by sheer ignorance.
> > Welcome to the 21st century and the Informationsuperhighway! Any dictionary
> > would have done the job.
> I agree with most of what you say. Nevertheless, my Webster's is a little
> light on macroscopic examination of the basal ganglia. I have no
> the the person who wrote the original posting. I considered that her tax
> dollars could be contributing to my salary. I considered that she might be
> someone crazy enough to gamble on pursuing graduate education. Thus, I
> thought a little public relations might be in order. Who knows, she might
> become the next Aberta Einstein.
Aside from all of these (Loren's) excellent reasons for not over-reacting
like the typical asshole german academic, there is something to be said
for simple common courtesy. To your (helmit's) credit you did recognize
the rudebess of over-reacting, but why is it necessary to repeat the
insult by explaining your reasons for it? In the future, quit while you
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