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From: "Edward Andrews" <>
Subject: Re: Closed minds reinforce decay
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 00:47:55 0
> Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 16:40:26 -0500
> From: Iain Kerr <>
> Subject: Closed minds reinforce decay
> I have enjoyed answering some of the more challenging questions in your
> list, but, with regret, I must depart to other fora where I may learn more
> than I teach!
Iain. I must admit that I have a certain sympathy for your point of
view. I will treasure your complaint list.
I have on occasions considered unsubscribing. I then think that if
everyone joined the exodus of UK based experts, that all that would
happen is that some would be able to reinforce their already sadly
mistaken view of Sco**/Irish history.
I think that the things which bugs me the most are the failure to do
the simplest checks before firing off a question, and what appears
to be an attempt to "Prove" this Sc**/Irish thing.
By far outweighing the gripes, is the fact that I find myself
confronted with a culture which I would never meet up with in any
I also have found it a learning experience, because I very often
have to check the answer which I give. I find that some of the the
questions are at such a basic level that it actually takes quite a
lot of research to get past the point of "everyone knows that".
This itself is healthy.
I have valued Iain as a colleague during his time on the list, and I
believe that we will all be immeasurably the poorer by his departure.
I do hope that people will remember that we are truly separated by a
common language, and by very different cultures.
I admit that I have my own agenda - what many would consider a
revisionist view of History. I do not expect that everything which
I say will be uncritically accepted.
I do not expect snide comments however.
St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church Dalkeith, Midlothian Scotland
Visit our Web site http://www.btinternet.com/~stnicholas.buccleuch/index.ht
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