User:MarkAnthonyBoyle

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Born 1960
Melbourne, Australia
B Ed(A&C)
Cabinet maker/Joiner
Artist/Photographer
Teacher
IQ:138 (verbal 143) GIQ Test

I think I'll be having a break from this for a while. I can't really be bothered with all the fighting and incivility that goes on here. What's the point in spending hours thinking, researching and writing, only to have some foolish, conceited thug[1]or wacko come along and delete it all, quoting WP:I Don't Like It? I've got better things to do with my time. Too bad, Wikipedia seemed like such a good idea.[2]

The more I look around WP the more I am impressed with how passionate people get about stuff. Best advice I've read on this is from geni: "Do not react emotionally. Assume good faith (even when you are pretty sure that the other person is not acting that way). Never revert first. Don't make or respond to personal attacks. If the other person is trying to make things heated, try mediation."

In other words 'Play the ball and not the man.'






Since you're here: a little light reading for you!

  • What Good Are The Arts?[[1]]
  • a critical look at postmodern theory[[2]]
  • Simulation of Postmodernism and Mental Debility Using Recursive Transition Networks[[3]]

Quoting Michael Albert "There is nothing truthful, wise, humane, or strategic about confusing hostility to injustice and oppression which is leftist with hostility to science and rationality which is nonsense. There is nothing insightful, innovative, or helpful about academics who get paid to think using that privilege to tell other people that thinking is not such a good idea after all. There is nothing redeeming about political commentators claiming that there is no truth, there are only a bunch of competing viewpoints, and that science is just another story, and we should go with what we like or what sounds best." [[4]]

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