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Reader comment on item: Backhanded Endorsements of Campus Watch
in response to reader comment: I really did have a Campus Watch spy in my class, Dr. Pipes

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Oct 20, 2007 at 16:47

David Faris,

You believed the student worked for Campus Watch because - he said so?

I've got a bridge in Brooklin I'd like to sell you.

Yet one more illustration of the subjective paranoid/over-imaginative atrophy-of-objectivity so prevalent in our Universities.

Remember Doctor Spock from "Star Treck?" Try to be more like that. If you guys would leave your emotions at the door of these Universities, perhaps you might actually come to understand things like:

you are not the center of the universe

becoming oriented to reality requires objectivity and discernment; it's H-A-R-D W-O-R-K and it's not to be found by habituating "Wikipedia" and the like.

There is no thought in emotion. Emotion, however, is much easier to live by. You guys need to stop taking the easy way out. The next time someone claimes to be a "spy", here's a novel idea: ask for proof. You'll impress your friends and you'll be one-up on your Middle-East professors, who don't ask for proof of anything. -JS

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