[WikiEN-l] IAR

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 19:25:05 UTC 2009

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 10:26 AM, stevertigo <stvrtg at gmail.com> wrote:
> stevertigo <stvrtg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> How does IAR help limit Civility violations, personal attacks, and slander?
> Tony Sidaway <tonysidaway at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It doesn't.  It is also remarkably ineffective against swine flu.
>> Just because a policy does not work miracles, does not mean it is > not useful.
> Ok. But incivility *is* a serious problem, just like... AIDS.
> So it makes sense to address the problem directly -- research into
> cures, vaccines, precautionary notifications, safe sex techniques,
> repressive therapies, palliative care, etc. -- and to remove those
> things like IAR, which like other careless notions -- sharing needles,
> receiving blood, going bareback -- only tend to lead to un-miraculous
> results.

You're jumping from "IAR does not cure all" (no disagreement) to "IAR
is harmful and must be removed", which does not logically follow.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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