On Tue, 21 Sep 1999 03:08:57 +0200, "Baba ROM DOS" <Baba_ROM_DOS@hotmail.com> wrote:
>You're getting the hang of it. But do be careful - it *is* corrosive
>to the soul.
I love that Noxon!!!!!! :-)
>That being said, I do appreciate the vote of confidence in my
Baba, how could it be otherwise!
>There is, as you perhaps suspect, a bit of a catch.
>Item (5) is going to be very, very, difficult for me to judge to be
>satisfied, depending on how you want to define things.
Hey Baba, I'm asking YOU to judge this point. I cannot trump your decision. All I can do is be more lenient than you and the other proposed judges, in whom I have the greatest confidence.
>As I never knew Hubbard, there is no way for me to judge
>the accuracy of anyone's assertions about the "part that
>was locked up tight, not revealed to anyone" of his mind.
>So even if, say, Ralph Dorian had the straight poop on
>the matter, I would not know. I could, at best, judge plausibiliy,
>and plausibility can be manufactured. I haven't read all
>of the entries yet - some of us still have to work for a living,
>and hook up with a.r.s. on GSM modems at 2AM in strange
>hotels - but of the ones I've seen, none of them even
>pretend to address requirement (5) in a serious way.
>Because some of the essays that have been contributed
>seem to me to have satisfied the other requirements
>handily, I would like request that you redefine requirement
>(5) to be somewhat less philosophically absurd. Maybe
>it's all in my interpretation of the phrase "open up". I'd
>appreciate seeing what the other "judges" in this matter
>have to say on this point.
Baba, if you wish to lead the judges, by all means be the "Chief Justice" of this tribunal because you were brave enough to step forward first and question the rules that were set by me. You are well qualified to lead this band of merry men! Please, Baba, talk with the other proposed judges by e-mail to sort out matters which need to be fixed!
If you need e-mail copies of the 10 entries, please let me know and I will forward them to you.
Again, Baba, I want to thank you for the valuable comments you have made to make this challenge more fair and equitable.