…to be the subject of such close reading, but in this case, my friend, you really don’t understand a word of what I said. In some cases I was summarizing your argument. In some I was discussing my own. In some I was stating truisms, as in saying that if research is evil it’s even more evil if the government is involved in it. But I am not convinced, as you are, that the research is evil. Just because I state the position, I am not advocating it. I am merely trying to establish the context of the discussion.
But enough. I don’t get why disputation has put you in such a foul temper. We can agree to disagree, but since I either don’t understand what you’re saying or you don’t understand what I’m saying, then maybe we should agree to agree.
How’s the baby? Mine’s adorable.