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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Plantagenet Descents From Ancient Judea
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 00:15:20 -0000
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Arthur, alias Bronwen, follows up with a Determined Defense for
Continued Flakiness.

It's interesting to see the sort of mush with which she fills her
students' heads ---- so starkly revealed, right here on SGM.

Flakey Teachers Produce Flakey Graduates ---- And The U.S. Is Overrun
With Them.

Quod Erat Demonstrandum.

Arthur/Bronwen needs to take a Basic Thinking 101 course, ASAP.

Deus Vult.

"One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no
ordinary man could be such a fool."

George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) [1903-1950] ---- _Notes on
Nationalism_, May, 1945

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D. Spencer Hines

Lux et Veritas et Libertas

Vires et Honor.

"Arthur Murata" <> wrote in message

| I still think that so long as everyone, including the
| speaker or poster, is clear about what is speculative and
| what is evidence-driven and open for interpretation, there
| is no harm done in brainstorming. Perhaps genealogy is
| different than other social sciences - actually I guess
| that's pretty obvious - in that participants have every
| conceivable degree of education and ability when they
| communicate with one another in the news group. I come out
| of the social sciences but I am not a specialist in
| genealogy. I do insist that my students brainstorm and then
| gather evidence to *test* the *questions* (not answers)
| that arose from the brainstorming. I do indeed caution them
| to look at as many different perspectives as they can find
| and not narrow their focus to those which fit their
| hypothesis. And I do grade their papers strictly,
| emphasizing the use of source materials.
| We are speaking, I think, of process, not product. And
| perhaps we will have to agree to disagree about how that
| process can develop. Perhaps it is a matter of the
| personality of the researcher - left brain, right brain,
| guy thing, girl thing, whatever. And now prepare yourself -
| I'm going to use a word that will make you very unhappy -
| there are some people whose *intuition* may lead them to
| the evidence that will provide the sources needed to test
| (not necessarily support) their original hypothesis. Thank
| you for your courteous reply. Respectfully, Bronwen Edwards

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