X-Message-Number: 19304
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 05:32:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charles Platt <>
Subject: gotta love George!

"I thank both scientists who privately emailed me on this issue of the
example of the moon. ... You are REAL scientists.

"For those of you who still don't understand what I have been saying, well
that's completely understandable to me. I did state I didn't think you
would. ... I was right."

Is there a term for this degree of lunatic hubris and smug denigration of
those who are so short-sighted, they disagree with you? Indeed, I believe
it is a case of narcissistic personality disorder (look it up, George).

Basically you're saying that everyone's an idiot, except the people who
reinforce your own dogma. A bunch of smart people scurry around digging up
perfectly rational refutations of your deluded notion that you know more
and see farther than 99.9 of all astronomers--and you sneer at us, rather
than address the issues, because you are of course so intellectually

Commonsense would tell me that this is not a rational view of the world.

Just my opinion, of course, George.


PS. Most authorities I have seen quoted on narcissistic personality
disorder suggest that arguing with the person who suffers from this
condition is futile. There are only two options: 1) Agree with everything
he says and do everything he wants, or 2) Leave.

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