Posted by Hil on February 01, 1998 at 23:33:42:
In response to Names/Ownership, written by Cheryl on January 27, 1998 at 00:33:15
] ] Can you name something without necessarily 'appropriating it'?
] I think it depends upon the namer's motives. Are they being altruistic, naming for your benefit, or are they naming for a selfish purpose, as Oscar's father is.
I agree, Cheryl. Except, although Oscar's father's motives are selfish, I don't think he realises that, do you? Its like he doesn't know any other way to operate, he only knows the scientific way to express himself. He is a passionate man with little understanding of his passion?
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