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Re: OT: "Science is interesting; if you don't agree, you can fuck off."

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 13:25
I must agree that one shouldn't always wait to be asked for help.  And
therein lies the rub, since deciding whether or not someone who is not
asking for help needs it anyway is wholly dependent on the beliefs of
the prospective helper.  To go back to the religion thing: if you
truly believe that everyone who doesn't share your faith is going to
be damned for all eternity, how can you in good conscience *not*

On 11/14/07, caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
> >Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote: > > >Simple qualifier: "Stay out of other people's business UNLESS INVITED > >TO BECOME INVOLVED." Thus people asking for help can find help and > >people wanting to be left alone can be left alone. > > I don't find that qualifier so simple. I must assume that you are not > limiting this invitation to a verbal one. I can think of many > situations where a person is in trouble and is not able to ask for help > in words. > > Charlie >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Herman Miller <hmiller@...>Asking for help (was Re: OT: "Science is interesting; if you don't agree, you can fuck off.")
Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>