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Comment: Fair enough.

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Fair enough.

Where would one begin such an objective study?

Have you any examples of these texts? Perhaps, the names of these authors? I am not looking for you to give a lecture on the subject. We who have so much information at our fingertips have no right to lay the burden of education upon another. I ask only for a lead.

I mean it is only fruitless in the sense of how this kind of discussion most often seems to run it's course.

You have a measured response and seem to genuinely appreciate the topic. That has me curious.

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