Yeah but non-professional isn't the same thing as crap.
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> Diana, Roger, Dan, all
> Diana in your response to Roger and Dan these phrases jumped out at me.
> > I am a "professional" writer
> > MOQ in a "professional" light
> > I don't have a "formal" background in philosophy
> I would suggest that the quality of the Lila Squad, MoQ.org sites, and
> their discussion groups is primarily a result of "non-professional"
> discourse. Indeed it could be said that the form and substance of
> Pirsig's work is a cry for the "de- professionalization" of reality
> though the "de-professionalization" of philosophy.
> "It was identified a century ago by the mathematician and astronomer,
> Henri Poncare, who asked, "Why is the reality most acceptable to science
> [and philosophy, both by then solidifying as privileged realms of
> professionals] one that no small child can be expected to understand?"
> Lila p 103
> [my addition]
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