Re:WQ Judge's Letters & Dr Gomes
Jan 18, 1998 05:14 PM
by M K Ramadoss
At 12:44 PM 1/18/1998 -0800, you wrote:
>> To be fair to Gomes, in the instance mentioned, the following are the
>> possible scenarios, in view of the fact that the subscriber is a very
>> credible person.
>> 1. Gomes may not have had time to research Krishnamurti litigation due to
>> higher priority research.
>> 2. Gomes after researching may have found Krishnmurti litigation a very
>> touchy/sensitive political one especially with the current leadership of
>> TSA and BOD, as one of the members of the Board of Directors of TSA was
>> one of the four people who sued Krishnamurti for $9 million and this is a
>> secret well kept from the members of TS for a long time. Gomes needs the
>> full cooperation and help from the current (and future BOD) both for access
>> to historical materials and publication help and hence keeping silent would
>> be the most prudent course of action for him to take as risks are too much.
>3. Or in spite of the credibility of the person, the information was
>4. Or the information may have been a tentative off handed opinion never
>by research in the first place and intended to be repeated.
>I think it has to kept in mind that researchers are human beings too. We
>opinions like everyone else, and opinions are not the product of formal
>Just because someone is a researcher and has an opinion about something,
>not automatically mean that that opinion is based upon any research at
>everyone else, we are perfectly capable of forming opinions simply based upon
>available information--or perhaps even very little more information then
>person may have. Please, allow us to have off handed opinions like every
>human being. We are people too.
Agreed. In the situation I mentioned, it was not a opinion. It related to
actual documented facts. When the error was identified, I was just
expecting either admit to the error or come up with backing documentation.
Neither did happen.
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