The remark about chemo brain was a low blow. That hurt a little bit because of who said it. Being a poor loser is how I decided someone one say such a thing.
You commented that you were experiencing the symptoms of chemo brain. I've been having a hard time making sense of the thread (as far as I can tell, the topic is about what to do with the remaining humans on Earth in 4.5 billion years when the sun explodes), and in light of your observation that you are experiencing the symptoms of chemo brain I decided not to try to get clarity on the topic.
Thus I'm a poor loser.
You still haven't rebuked my reply to you. It was the only reason I could think that such a kind and caring person would hit below the belt.
I hope you learned something about chemo brain. I really wish I hadn't shared that info here. I did not think it would be used against me.
Sigh. I really hate it when you get like this junebug. The internet doesn't allow for the kind of exchange we should be having right now, so I'll have to work with the limits of this medium.
First, I can't address your post the way you have it written. Here's why:
: to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone)
Full Definition of REBUKE
a : to criticize sharply : reprimand
b : to serve as a rebuke to
: to turn back or keep down : check http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rebuke
I'm pretty sure you already think I've done this. I'm also fairly certain that you actually meant "refute", and the rest of this post will assume so.
So, refuting your reply to me. What did you say that you would like me to argue against? I've looked back at the two posts I see that you directed to me, and I think I've responded appropriately to each.
I did write a post to you that I haven't seen any reply to, and I'm wondering if you've seen it yet. It's right here: http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/topic,27010.msg622160.html#msg622160
<--- This post will further explain my thoughts on this thread and a few others you've started or participated in.
Also, I've indicated that I'm having a hard time understanding what you are arguing in favor of - my understanding of this thread (based on something I'm pretty sure you said) is that you are asking how to save the people on Earth when the sun explodes. I've already stated my position on this question - I expect humans to be long gone by then - either dead
or spread out to other habitable planets. Technology will be vastly different - notice I didn't say "better"? No way to guess WHAT will be possible in 4.5 billion years, give or take a few million, so I see this thread as arguing based on things we have no way of addressing or even guessing
If you have something to say that you want me specifically to discuss, let me know what it is.
edited to add: missed the chemo brain remark that I intended to address. I'm familiar with the concept - you're not the first person I know to undergo chemotherapy. Believe it or not, it didn't occur to me that it might be influencing your posts because I don' keep a file folder of every details of fellow members circumstances at any moment in time. Once you posted a reminder, I immediately backed off out of consideration for the difficulties you have to deal with under these circumstances.
Yet somehow, once again, I'm the bad guy - for letting you off the hook based on the explanation you offered.