> I understand the cookshops argument. Who knows what
> might happen, etc.? But it's also a cop-out. It relieves
> you of having to say anything. Which is mighty convenient.
Doug, do you even read the posts you reply to? For what it's worth, I *gave* my own cookshop recipe somewhat earlier today: Free, no grades, no degrees, open to everybody. If you want to compare cookshop recipes -- and you apparently do -- then I've shown you mine. Show us yours.
This is not *quite* a parlor game, I admit. It enables us to figure out where our interlocutors are 'coming from', as they say, and it helps to tease out unexamined assumptions.
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