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Banana drama

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by mr bubbles, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. maged_mmh

    maged_mmh Instructor, Scuba

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    well, we'll see it again down here in an hour ?
     
  2. El Orans

    El Orans ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nope, it's there to stay. Not a good chat/content ratio.
     
  3. goldenbear01

    goldenbear01 Contributor

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    unfortunately, they didn't take advantage of oliver wendell holmes, jr. as a point of light for guidance in how to adjudicate matters of free speech. who knows, maybe someday holmes will be utilized more in the balance of free speech v. dangerous speech by these other democracies. however, it should be pointed out that even holmes placed limits on free speech--especially with regard to dangerous speech (e.g., shouting "fire" in a full theater).

    but at least it's good to see that there are other people, such as yourself, in support of free speech. i just find it odd that as a proponent of free speech, you would also want to suppress the expression of speech by those whose views differ from yours (e.g., captains who think that bananas aboard ship will cause bad luck). after all, proponents of free speech (especially those who do look to holmes for guidance in this area) tend to accept the marketplace of ideas theory, which posits that the truth will out (i.e., intelligent people will not accept false ideas).
     
  4. Boxcar Overkill

    Boxcar Overkill Contributor

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    I think you've created your own strawman argument here.

    How did you give me the position that I want to suppress speech of people who disagree with me? There's no basis for that interpretation in anything I've written. At what point did I say that the captain should be prevented by law from arguing that banana's are bad luck? Or even not by law? The captain is free to argue whatever he likes. I am not required to respect or practice his beliefs though. And I am free to argue that they're silly.

    That's sort of a random point you made. Could you please quote the portion of text that you think implies I am for suppression of someone's speech? Maybe I just don't see it.
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Covered. Please read threads before. :silly:
     
  6. Boxcar Overkill

    Boxcar Overkill Contributor

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    BTW, while it's Friday afternoon in the States, it's Saturday morning here. I'll be jumping on a dive boat in about an hour. I'll bring a banana to see what they say.
     
  7. maged_mmh

    maged_mmh Instructor, Scuba

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    don't think they'll bother; actually they might serve you the same...happened to me while in Malaysia live a board
     
  8. Boxcar Overkill

    Boxcar Overkill Contributor

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    At least if I don't make it back you'll know the banana myth is true.
     
  9. maged_mmh

    maged_mmh Instructor, Scuba

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    hope it's wrong
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't know where you are, but I do think the superstition is more common in the states or western hemisphere.

    More relevantly: If the captain did object, would you respect that...?
     

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