Re: Would you like a fries with that style guide, redux

Subject: Re: Would you like a fries with that style guide, redux
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 10:44:21 -0700

barry batorsky wrote:
> Bogus? Specious? Argument? Personally, nevermind.
> Barry
> At 08:42 AM 4/4/01 -0400, you wrote:
> >Bogus algebraic notation does not make a specious argument true.
> >
> >Dick
> >
> >------------------------

I don't pretend to read Dick's mind, and, unprovoked, I usually
avoid such loaded language.

However, my guess is that Dick's comment focuses on the facts that:

- the elements that you discuss are not algebraic, and there is no
reason to expect them to behave as if they are.

- there is no known way to translate the elements you discuss into
mathematical equivalents. You can arbitrarily assign values, but
those values are subjective and unlikely to be agreed upon by anyone
else. Otherwise, psychology would be much more of a science that it

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com

"I've tuned up my fiddle, I've rosined my bow,
I've sung of the clans and the clear crystal fountains,
I can tell you the roads and the miles to Dundee,
>From the back of Alaska's wild mountains."
-Brian McNeill, Battlefield Band, "The Roving Dies Hard"


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