Daily Archives: April 30, 2011

Talking Without Communicating

A user with what I believe to be a cribbed e-mail address posted the following comment on my lament that Dr. Randal Rauser beat me to debunking the “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” nonsense:

Just right points?I would be aware that as anyone who in reality doesnt write on blogs a lot (in fact, this can be my first submit), I dont assume the time period lurker is very turning into to a non-posting reader. Its no longer your fault in the least , however possibly the blogosphere may come up with a better, non-creepy title for the 90% folks that experience studying the content material .

This is a textbook example of talking without actually communicating anything in particular.  It’s wordy, and it doesn’t really say anything.

He left two other comments (also marked as spam) that asked legitimate questions.  I was about to clear them when I read that.  Wow.

Just for fun, it wasn’t his “first submit.”  I’ve seen that e-mail address used before, and even sent him an e-mail prior to this about unrelated topics.  In any event, he has a lot to learn about “content,” as he has no content in that paragraph.  I read it five times and I can’t figure out just what it actually says!

Maybe it was randomly generated.  Why not?  A paper made at that link made it into a peer reviewed conference.