> MPG Posted: Mar 15, 2007 5:59 AM >> You're so cock-sure of yourself, your superiority, and >> yet you can't parse Fuller. > > Neither can you, Michael,
Oh, really? Gosh, to be you and to know all. Well, as usual, you're wrong. I find him readable (not like reading trashy novels, of course, but sensible and readable all the same). And reading him, it's easy to see why you don't care to admit that he is saying anything. He says things that must be very troubling for you. Better to call him nonsensical than to try to refute him.
> but that is not the issue you raised.
Yes, actually, I did. And you said you weren't going to discuss it. Do you really think that there is any way to separate the continuous "conversation" on math-teach? I don't suddenly blot out all the other things you write when I respond to any given post of yours. And as you make clear all the time, you're always alert to every word I post. Like the once-and-future Goodknight, you look for moments to attack me with something I've said previously, and probing for new openings to go after.
> Your issue, which we are discussing, is how to interpret,
My issue? Give me a break. You're also likely the sort of fellow who believes that "the data speak for themselves." EVERYTHING is a matter of interpretation and choice, Haim. Some interpretations are groundless, some are clearly self-serving, but none are absolutely true or "objective." > > > Frankly, your proffering of (b) and (c) for serious > consideration reveals a shocking immaturity of intellect.
Yeah, shocking. You spend so much time on how stupid, ignorant, blah, blah, blah, I'm supposed to be. So how shocked are you? More important, how shocked am I at any attack you try? You've implied I'm a child molester on this list. One of your allies in the math wars claims that all progressive educators are engaged in a form of academic child abuse. Your friend Wayne is never caught without accusations of racism and other invented crimes of those who don't share his passion for parrot math and his loathing of innovation. What else is new?
> In our society, 300 million people's lives are defined by their > education, we spend upwards of $500 BBillion on our schools, and to > you this is all one big joke.
Yeah, that's it, Haim. Fuller's work, too. And Kirby's, no doubt. Indeed, there's the world of the serious, starring you, Wayne, Paul, et al., and the rest of us are just jokers.
I liked it so much better when you ignored me. But I feel no obligation to dance to any particular tune of yours. When you play dumb (or give evidence that you're not playing at it), it's a waste of time and effort to answer you seriously. It's like trying to explain to Derek Zoolander the answer to, "But why male models?"