Double Helixes and Double Crosses (was: Favorite NON-fiction)

Tue Jan 28 13:37:43 PST 2003

>In my humble opinion, anyone who can't debate without making enemies needs 
>to examine their thought processes.

I suppose that this is true but, I'll tell you, I really hate it when that 
happens.  I used to spend a lot of time debating on alt.atheism and, 
inevitably, I made a few enemies.  These weren't just people I disagreed 
with, but people whom I loathed, and who loathed me, in turn. [1]

I think that it is when you reach that point that debate stops dead in its 

-- Andrew Lias

[1] For the record, I had a reputation of being one of the more polite 
debators in the group.  There were plenty of people who sought to find 
enemies, but I wasn't one of them. In my case, emnity found its way to me.

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