how is this for a tag line:
"all the disadvantages of cars, with none of the advantages."
On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 1:37 PM, E T 3 Space Travel On Earth tm <et3> wrote:
It is easy for you to beat up your version of PRT (what PRT used to
be) when you control access to the ring! Why do you filter out posts
that make credible fact based arguments? If you continue to limit
accessibility to your forums you will continue to attract a barrage
when a crack appears (as with the "poll"). If you have credible
arguments to make why not debate me on your forum? Is it possible
that your standard of living (and the ability to drive your car around
and fly in jets to train and bus conferences around the world) depends
on your continuing support of bus and train modes? If so, i can
understand why you filter out your credible competition, and put up
your paper dragon to slay in front of your audience.
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On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 2:09 AM, eric britton <eric.britton> wrote:
> Couple of quick week-end remarks on this group think exercise, if I may?
> 1. Well, it certainly kicked some life into our group.
> 2. Not only that, it strikes me that no matter how bizarre the topic
> (and PRT is indeed pretty bizarre), these exchanges dig usefully into some
> of the important corners of the continuing policy debate.
> 3. Another striking thing has been the great tenacity of our PRT
> friends. Please understand that I do not wish to insult them – because
> there are a fair number whom I have known for years, including going back in
> the days of our first studies of PRT back in the early seventies; so you
> have to admire their tenacity. However their strong unbending nature in the
> face of the evidence, year after year, decade after decade draw to mind the
> behavior in Russia of the embattled "Old Believers", who were ready to
> undergo any form of torture, firm as they were/are (since they still exist)
> in their faith. Again, you can see their comments and challenges in more
> s-chief-minister-but-does-it-convince-you-see-poll-results/#comments, which
> I believe provide more evidence of their deep commitment..
> 4. And what do you think about the willingness to stuff the ballot
> boxes, to the extent that today the World Streets poll shows that 60% of
> those who voted have a favorable view of PRT? To me there is something that
> is kind of touching about this willingness to "do what it takes" to defend
> their bastion. And all the more since we live in a time and with technology
> that permits even a moderately able geek to trace the sources with unfailing
> accuracy. (I have to say that this does not make me mad, but it does make me
> grin. At least a bit.)
> 5. Early next week I will close down the poll, sanitize it (-;) and
> share the results with you all. We can then put it behind us and get on to
> more creative topics.
> Still, it has been fun, and not without its lessons.
> Eric Britton
> PS. Several of the PRT defenders make the point that the nice thing about
> those small pods is that you do not have to share your trip with "other
> people". Am I a bit dim, or does that not have a very definite anti-social
> ring to it?