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Comment 60 by InYourFaceNewYorker That's not the point. We're talking about a kid here. How would Richard feel if someone said something like that about his daughter when she was a kid?

I would not presume to know how Richard would feel about anything: I have never met the man.

But a gentleman of his intellect is unlikely to beget an idiot child, so I suspect such a comment has never been called for.

If someone said one of my children was an idiot, I would, if the statement was incorrect, disagree, robustly if necessary. But if the comment were factual I would simply agree. Us scientists never deny reality, however unsettling. cf. atheism.

I’m enjoying this exchange :)

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 21:24:29 UTC | #946638