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Re: [ProgSoc] Re: Discrimination
On Sat, 21 Jun 2003 11:33 pm, Bryn Davies wrote:
] Yes, and apparently 7% of the American population  think the Apollo
] II launch was faked. What's your point? Just in case the foregoing
They polled the entire american population, or just that handful
that lives north of Mexico and south of Canada?
I'd suggest that > 93% of the the american population has zero
knowledge, and even less interest, in the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The Apollo 11 launch .. seems as different a thing to the moon
landing, as america is to the USA.
I wouldn't have felt compelled to comment .. if not for the:
] Prejudice has a J. That is because it is derived from the same roots
] as "pre" and "judgement". "Predudice" would be something like "What
] came before the dudes."
Pre isn't a root word, judicium is. But this fades into insignificance
given the woeful misappropriation of the word with all kinds of
bizarre adjectives in the past dozen messages on this list. Prejudice
is by its nature a subjective thing, and foundedness is arguable
in the extreme. Apart from anything else I thought Matt's sarcasm
was crystal clear .. I'd be offended if I wrote something like that
and someone took me seriously.
Of course, I may be confused. I have been drinking since 6.
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