Today’s Quote

April 17, 2007

From this piece on the cage match between Richard “Hero of the Atheists” Dawkins and Terry “Monotheism Kicks Ass” Eagleton:

In academia, a polite way to say that we found our colleague’s intervention or talk stupid and boring is to say, “It was interesting.” So if, instead, we tell a colleague, “It was boring and stupid,” he would be fully justified to be surprised and ask, “But if you found it boring and stupid, why did you not simply say that it was interesting?”

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