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Another question: how many people can be on one side of a debate for the other to be named ET group think?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 08:15:37 AM EST
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I wouldn't qualify what happened as "groupthink". However, defining a debate as "one side against the other" is shaping it in a way that makes any  positive outcome almost impossible.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 08:20:44 AM EST
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I think this talk of groupthink is something stronger, and also reinforces the perception of one side against the other. I don't think the range of opinions was dual, but for those most hurt it seems to have seemed so.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 08:38:22 AM EST
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it's not the numbers, dodo.

it's the scrambling lieutenants syndromeTM.

nice abstraction, though.

thanks for the sterling vibes over the years, you're good people.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 01:32:52 PM EST
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it's the scrambling lieutenants syndromeTM.

That's a perception and a judgement on your part (one I think is both mistaken and offensive).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 01:44:19 PM EST
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whatever, dodo, take it as you will.

your last blog post was 2005, i will write you a full account including stuff i will not post in a public place, if i could know your email.

it is quite a fascinating story, in its microcosmic way.

but do you care?

bye...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 02:20:36 PM EST
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Email with an also non-public indication of the wrongness of your perception of lieutenant syndrome on the way.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 02:49:21 PM EST
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