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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1987
With regard to testing the output of a college, Healy is dead right. The act of creating a test assumes that knowledge is available to formulate the questions. If the knowledge is available we don't need universities. People at colleges and universities should be dreaming up questions so that the search for pre-existing answers may begin. In logic, the formulation of a question assumes the presence of an answer, otherwise the question could not have arisen at all. This paradox plagues mechanists, Marxists and materialists everywhere.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992
Your editorial reflects a basic misunderstanding of how new technological information is made available to society and of the role of the university in this process. The fundamental task of the university is the advancement and transmission of knowledge. The transmission of knowledge by the university occurs in several ways. Faculty members teach, publish and consult. It is nonsense to suggest that allowing private industry "to have access to leading re searchers . . . must raise concern."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1985
We are surely heading for "the sky is falling" mentality regarding AIDS. Isn't it time for a nationwide televised assembly of accredited medical personnel to inform us to the best of their knowledge? I certainly hope Gov. Deukmejian will restore the funds for AIDS research. SYLVIA TERRELL Los Angeles
SPORTS
October 5, 1985
As a reader who greatly appreciates the insightful humor and crisp writing of Mike Downey, I am now also impressed with his knowledge of several sports. Specifically, his warnings to Larry Holmes four days before the fight with Michael Spinks. JERRY M. MOORE Los Angeles
BOOKS
July 22, 1990
What a pity that as interesting and important a book as Marjorie Perloff's "Poetic License" should have fallen into the hands of as limited and biased a reviewer as Thomas M. Disch! Clearly Disch lacks both the necessary sympathy and the knowledge with which to approach both the poetry and poetics of today. . . . PIERRE JORIS ENCINITAS
BOOKS
June 8, 1986
For a book about the "spicy" line of pulp magazines (Spicy Detective, Spicy Mystery, etc.) published by Culture Publications in the 1930s, I would appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge or examples of the stories and authors of this genre. SIDNEY ALLINSON 24 Ravencliff Crescent Scarborough, Ont.
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