Posted by Kendall Raine on February 14, 2001 at 10:36:53:
In Reply to: Re: Clarifing Misconceptions/Nitrox (2 of 5) posted by seahunt on February 14, 2001 at 10:05:28:
You're right, of course, that saying "Breathing Nitrox will kill you" and "Everyone who breathes Nitrox will die" are not the same thing. But tell me, Seahunt, what is the point of saying "Everyone who breathes Nitrox will die?" If by that Ken means that as humans, we will all die some day no matter what, then breathing Nitrox is incidental. If Nitrox is incidental, Ken is simply voicing a truism which is meaningless. If it's meaningless, why say it? Unless I'm missing something, Ken's intent is to make a meaningless statement with the inference that Nitrox is dangerous. Since the statement is, on its face, meaningless, somehow he can't be held accountable for the inference. That's the only reason I can think of for saying something so silly. Perhaps you have better insight. Please set me straight here.
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