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Re: [ds] Modern Tanks.

From: "John M. Atkinson" <john.m.atkinson@e...>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 01:49:29 -0800
Subject: Re: [ds] Modern Tanks.

Chris Lowrey wrote:

> Before professing expertise one does not actually have, and telling

Who said expertise?  I said I've got a decent source, while I don't
think he does.

> person "bullshit", everyone needs to check their own sources and
> that they are not going to mesh 100%.  Many people here have an agenda
> are pursuing.  This is fine.	Unfortunately, even "facts" are
> because the fallible perceptions of people are involved.  Are John's
> absolutely correct?  Are the other person's absolutely correct?  Both
> with secondary sources, and are therefore suspect.

Are John's sources more reliable?  Well, when the US Army paints a more
negative picture than Tom Clancy or other civillians, I tend to believe
US Army.  
> Were you there, John, and did you see it?  If not, you cannot proclaim

Nope.  But the team that wrote my source was.  I'm still waiting for
other source.

> sources to be absolutely correct in all aspects.  Question your
sources like
> you question those of the person you disagree with.  Ten people in the
> room, witnessing the same crime, will always result in ten different
> stories.

Not analogous situation.

John M. Atkinson

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