"Odd Bodkin" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > On 2/13/2014 9:38 AM, Tom Potter wrote: >> I don't understand >> why "Michael Moroney" and Sam Wormley, >> a couple of sci.physics regulars, >> >> get all bent out of shape because I share >> some of my posts about physics >> with my pals in alt.comp.freeware, >> >> and why they are so concerned about China, >> >> and why they dilute the intellectual value of PHYSICS threads >> by misdirection and posting NONESENSE comments, >> rather than addressing the PHYSICS issues >> raised in the threads. >> >> Could someone explain this to me? > > Sure, Tom. > > The problem is presumptuousness on your part. > > You may have three interests -- physics, math, and software. > However, that doesn't mean that the people in those different areas are > interested in anything you might say on any one of the topics. > > You may also be interested in gardening. But if you posted something about > your garden successes in a physics newsgroup, just because YOU are > interested in both gardening and physics, then you would be correctly > criticized for posting something OFF TOPIC in a physics group. > > Don't delude yourself that you're that interesting, or that something you > might say in one subject would be of any service to anybody interested in > a different subject.
As my Pappy used to say: "Birds of the feather flock together."
Unlike dumb, irrational, uncivil people who flock with people with similar hates and prejudices,
I like to flock with rational, intelligent, civil folks with whom I share some common interest
and my pal "Odd Bodkin" likes to flock with people like Sam Wormley and "Michael Moroney".