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Dear List, Firstly, re. Swiss Roy's comments: You make the List appear like a well-oiled bureaucracy, complete with pin-striped officials - as latter-day March Hares - scurrying around chasing their tales. Do we, the "Officials", deserve to be blamed or antagonised? Yes, we, frequently, do. If we truly "seek understanding for the percieved good of mankind", we will never find it by hiding, in the guise of organisation-man, behind our Company logos. Rather than your "warm thanks", I would prefer your shared, & unafraid, views.- Please, Mr. Skinner? As for Zarathustra, I have shifted opinion, somewhat. Still think we need to be reminded, every now & then, of our link to nature & the arts. But it may have been more apt for JPH, using some brief poetric excerpt, to emphasise a point. Years ago, I read Dicken's 'Hard Times' about factual science versus the arts (among other things). Sample the 2+2 School Master, Thomas Gradgrind: "....Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else...." So, what's the connection, if anything, with Iraq? If we wish to respond, creatively, to conventional wisdom from our political betters, spin doctors etc., it behoves us to put our mental powers to best use. So, even if we don't always win the argument, at least we'll have put up a good, honest, fight (against wind-mills?). Improving Web Usability (by T. Nagy & others, George Washington University): "Since conscious injection of metaphors has been shown to improve persuasiveness, judicious use of metaphors is suggested...." Greetings, Bert. _________________________________________________________________ It's fast, it's easy and it's free. Get MSN Messenger today! http://www.msn.co.uk/messenger _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk