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Submitted by Pavel A. (Canada), Sep 29, 2004 at 22:34

As a scientist, I shudder at the sentiments expressed by M. Bond in his emotional (not a surprise) attempt at criticism. Imagine introducing emotionalism, that is... letting your emotions interfere with the facts of reality, to the field of science. Would you rather that an engineer built a shoddy bridge because he simply felt that the proper way to bridge was somehow incongruent with his state of "verve"?

Dr. Pipes' work is as scientific as that of any biologist or chemist that Ive read. If you wish to solve the problem that is militant Islam, his is the only way to follow, as it has been since the Enlightenment.

Any other way, and you fall into the trap of personal prejudice and endless invective, whereupon you pick up the nearest buldgeon and bash your way right back to the 9th century A.D.

Good Day.
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