>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > "Gene Ward Smith" <email@example.com> wrote: > >> george wrote: >> >> > Shut up. You don't know Norm, either. >> >> They are both live in Sydney, so he probably does know him or has at >> least met him. I suspect his views have been influenced by something >> more than the feeble contents of Wildberger's diatribe. > >For what it's worth, I have met Norm. In the past, we have shared >an interest in Gaussian periods. We have never discussed set theory. > >To the best of my knowledge, I haven't ever met george, >and, if he is as repulsive in person as he is on Usenet, >I hope I never do. I certainly have no intention of responding >to his foul posts. > >My experience on Usenet has been that, by and large, it is >the cranks and trolls who resort to shouting, name-calling, >and other rude behavior. Between george and Norm, who is >displaying more crankish traits?
Oh you might be surprised. I've seen atrocious behavior exhibited by very conventional thinkers driven to reactionary extremes. Of course they're not cranks because they're conventional thinkers and cranks aren't.