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    Short and to the point, Paul!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Short and to the point, Paul!

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    To me the crucial point is the ability to live with the tensions of unresolved factors, described so well in the book "The Dynamics of Creation" by Antony Storr.

    An inability to do this often results in people creating the defence mechanisms outlined above, but these then fall into the trap of 'If at first we do deceive, oh what a tangled web we weave', and it then can become very complexed.

    The best academics and especially scientists are often extremely humble and self effacing, quite unlike the mediocres that abound, and I hear now from several sources that universities have been 'taken over' by a liberal elite whose opinions you oppose at your own risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharos View Post
    The best academics and especially scientists are often extremely humble and self effacing, quite unlike the mediocres that abound, and I hear now from several sources that universities have been 'taken over' by a liberal elite whose opinions you oppose at your own risk.
    ...perhaps you're not very liberal in your views
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharos View Post
    To me the crucial point is the ability to live with the tensions of unresolved factors, described so well in the book "The Dynamics of Creation" by Antony Storr.
    I agree. Don't know about you, but I'm completely relaxed about "unresolved factors". I've always been the type who cares more about the end result, than the journey getting there! Or who pointlessly frets over the 'whys and wherefores'. Life's too short.

    I must check out the book in question.

    The best academics and especially scientists are often extremely humble and self effacing, quite unlike the mediocres that abound...
    Indeed, and exactly my experience, too. You know what they say though, the bigger the ego, the smaller the talent... And some of the most talented people are also the most humble.

    I'll always oppose anyone's opinion I disagree with. I don't care who they are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharos View Post
    , and I hear now from several sources that universities have been 'taken over' by a liberal elite whose opinions you oppose at your own risk.
    Liberal maybe. Elite? Nah. Unless that's another word they have changed the definition of recently.
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    Anyway, what's the best system you've heard?
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    The best venues Iíve heard are The Albert Hall and Manchester Cathedral. Lovely acoustics, big hall reverb built in.
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    I think that my stance is fairly liberal, whatever that means, and I am open to criticism.

    Martins point about words is very relevant, and surely we must remain open to criticism for all our goods. It is they who think they are elite, I think they are tyrannical bullies, and actually not very liberal in the sense of encompassing a wide range of views tolerantly.

    Although off thread, it is often necessary to deal with and clarify peripheral factors, so that they do not blur the thread being discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharos View Post
    It is they who think they are elite, I think they are tyrannical bullies, and actually not very liberal in the sense of encompassing a wide range of views tolerantly.
    Indeed, and tolerance is the key, and why AoS is strictly moderated on that basis. Some folk have a very over-inflated opinion of themselves and their abilities, which often needs bringing back down to reality

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