George Rebane: An invitation to an ‘entertaining exchange’ |

George Rebane: An invitation to an ‘entertaining exchange’

In his “An alternative alternate universe” Mr. Paul Hauck’s critique of my “Swan song from an alternate universe” was almost painfully civil in his quest for balance.

The gentleman’s disagreements with my citations of Obama’s iniquities consisted of a collection of innuendos variously veiled in gossamer to sack cloth. He let us know immediately that he is trained in science and an accomplished student in other more eclectic fields, one who develops understanding of things from “raw data,” a practice that we glean would let him refute the points I made about our president’s tenure.

Nevertheless, he did eschew specifics in order to remain balanced as a penance of his “Lenten discipline this year.”

Being an unabashed patron and purveyor of the unbalanced argument, I gave Mr. Hauck the benefit of an expanded response on my blog, Rebane’s Ruminations. In turn, as a fellow scientist, I invite him to join me there to do what best may be called “dharma battle” over the points of our obviously disparate ideologies. His accepting my invitation would guarantee an enjoyable and even entertaining exchange for the anticipated launch of which I must again thank The Union.

George Rebane

Nevada City

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