2011

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0332  Thursday, 8 December 2011

 

From:         John W Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         December 7, 2011 11:29:22 PM EST

Subject:      Re: SHAKSPER: Bio Sonnets

 

Ian Steere <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> writes,

 

>John Kennedy has offered words to the effect of bah, humbug, blah, 

>blah, snort, snort.

 

It is my fashion when I see stark nonsense.

 

>However, let us focus on the two bedrock sections. If you will identify 

>the evidence or logic which upsets you (preferably without belchings 

>of hot air) I will try to respond appropriately.

 

For thirty years I made my living in the exercise of logic, and I see no logic here. Rather, I see rattling off of (so to speak) plot points followed by the equivalent of "There's a double meaning in that." Logic should be made of sterner stuff. Squeeze out the gas and reduce what you are saying to falsifiable propositions, or prepare to be forever dismissed as "not even wrong".

 

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