Subject: Re: oscillatory and unfriendly behavior From: Pierre Divenyi <marva4!EarLab!pierre(at)UCDAVIS.EDU> Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 13:38:10 GMT
Hey guys, especially Neil, The Auditory List is a bunch of congenial individuals bound together by their, at times passionate, interest in hearing science. Although there has never been any stated collection of ethical standards, all contributors to our bulletin board have instinctively followed one dictated by mutual respect. In a sense, the argument has taken, as it should, a back seat behind the person behind it. When the argument is more important, its proponent usually writes a paper and sends it out to be peer-reviewed. Our exchange of points of view is motivated not by prevailing over one another but by broadening our, and each other's, horizon. This being said, I would urge you to keep your personal and snide remarks off the bulletin board. When someone has anything personal to add (or subtract), he/she should address it to the ONE person in question, not to the list. By the way, Neil, have you noticed that the personal remarks by our distinguished colleagues "Edward and Larry" that you so defensively reacted to have never appeared on the list? Well, because those colleagues knew the unwritten rules and addressed their negative views to you personally. They should be applauded and you should sit down and think whether you should not try to add their nice manners to your repertoire of savoir vivre. To sum it up: We, or at least I, have learned from following your contribution to the debate. So, please continue to post your opinion. On the other hand, the way you post it will determine just how many from our circle of friends you want to call your friends (or rather, how many among them you want to have them call YOU their friends), after the dust settles. Yours truly, Pierre (PDivenyi(at)ucdavis.edu) PS: Sorry, I did not mean that you started it. It was Diana Deutsch with her rather misplaced attack on Dick Warren following his interesting note on the illusion which prompted the whole debate. By the way, Diana, don't you think that you should apologize to Dick? Here, on the same bulletin board?