Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:50:48 -0500

From: Gerald Cohen gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UMR.EDU

Subject: Openness

I side with the proponents of openness for the ads-l postings.

"Non-professionals" should be very welcome for the insight they may bring

from their respective backgrounds. Ditto for students, who bring may lack

the breadth of knowledge of their professors but who bring a fresh look to

their new field of study.

The insights and potential contributions of these two groups should be

sought out and developed. And their questions should be encouraged, since

questions often lead to insight.

--Gerald Cohen