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|From:||"Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 28 May 2009 12:16:12 -0700|
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From: "Christopher Menzel" <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
>> #### I grant that you are a great scholar, John.
>> #### But can't you put aside your academic bias
> Be careful. "academic bias" is a favorite epithet among cranks the
> world over, who blame their lack of acceptance within the academic
> community on prejudice (or envy, or the desire for power, or...)
> rather than any shortcomings in their work. I'm supposing you don't
> want to be considered among their company.
>> #### long enough to consider whether I am right or not?
> It is *because* John is a scholar with a vast knowledge of the history
> of AI and KR that it is so obvious to him why your work does not begin
> to measure up to the standards of the field. What *you* need to do is
> set "put aside" the idea that you have single-handedly solved the most
> vexing problems of AI and KR and follow John's advice: Do your homework.
I do not doubt John's knowledge.
The fact is, he never addresses my ideas.
He "cops out" by telling me to do my homework.
If I do not do my homework,
then my ideas are wrong.
This is an obvious non sequitur.
This is what I am calling "academic bias".
> Chris Menzel
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