Re: MORE Questions from election officials

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 03 2004 - 20:51:00 CDT

At 9:34 PM -0400 5/3/04, David Mertz wrote:
>On May 3, 2004, at 9:13 PM, charlie strauss wrote:
>>http://euro.ecom.cmu.edu/people/faculty/mshamos/paper.htm
>>I put these forth for your discussion. If you want to say it's a
>>bunch of bog trot and ill posed analogies I'm fine with that
>
>It's a bunch of bog trot and ill posed analogies.
>
>Actually, I'm not sure what "bog trot" is... but I have VERY rarely
>in my life (a major portion of which was spent studying and writing
>philosophy) seen such contrived and dishonest argument.
>"Sophistical" comes close to being a compliment for this rubbish.
>The hiring standards of Carnegie-Mellon must be a lot lower than I
>would have assumed an hour earlier!
>
>However, I am aware my general vitriol doesn't do you much real
>good. I could go through and catalog dozens of logical fallacies in
>it--maybe hundreds. I'm not sure I have the stomach for that; but
>even if I did, I doubt the SoS's would read such a laundry list.

Unfortunately for this cause, Michael Shamos is a very well respected
computer scientist and CMU is a well respected school. To fight fire
with fire, it's best for someone like David Dill to write a rebuttal.

Best regards,
Arthur

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