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Charlie

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From: Aidan Aannestad <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Thu, 16 May 2019 11:55:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Voynich Manuscript language apparently deciphered

Let's try and keep the conlang mailing list quarantined from the ongoing 
epidemic of Righteous Indignation, if we can.

On 2019/05/16 10:51, Christa Hansberry wrote:
> "I do think that it is socially harmful for disdain
> for empirical truth to escape the confines of the arts; for example, it
> leads to the scourge of fake news and deaths resulting from antivaxxism."
>
> It is socially harmful for people to be so brainwashed to believe
> everything the media tells them, that they think injecting people,
> including little babies, with poison on a regular basis, in the name of
> "health" of all things, is a good idea, and ignore all the harm, including
> deaths, caused by said injections. You ever research what's in those
> things?? Now we have more chronic illness than ever, but of course it
> couldn't possibly be related to all the toxins we inject ourselves with,
> no, that would be anti-scientific!
>
> Seriously, And, you should know better than to bring that up here... the
> NCNC policy is *because* we have people of all backgrounds here, including
> people with views on vaccines different from yours, which aren't any more
> "disdain[ful] of empirical truth" than your views.
>
> -Christa
>
> On Thu, May 16, 2019, 06:34 And Rosta <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 15 May 2019 at 20:35, Jörg Rhiemeier <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>> https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02639904.2019.1599566
>>> I am puzzled how such a thing could pass the peer review board of a
>>> journal dedicated
>>> to Romance language studies!
>>
>> I had been struggling unhappily with the same question. I think the answer
>> I'm least unhappy with is that, given this paper is under discussion on the
>> Conlang list, it is to be regarded as a piece of whimsy, an exercise in
>> fanciful ingenuity, grounded in a creative disdain for mere empirical
>> truth, and that this is all so obviously the case that the editors,
>> appreciating it in that light, did not think to draw it to the attention of
>> the unwary or overly credulous reader. Thanks to the torrents of press
>> releases the author so sedulously and inexhaustibly issues, the many
>> credulous readers that journalists are have picked it up and reported on it
>> as if it were an orthodox work of scholarship. While I find this answer
>> reasonably explanatory, I do think that it is socially harmful for disdain
>> for empirical truth to escape the confines of the arts; for example, it
>> leads to the scourge of fake news and deaths resulting from antivaxxism.
>>
>> --And.
>>

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