Dear Shimer College,
In argumentation, you can not trust the claims (a claim cannot by its very nature be trusted) of the makers of the argument. In argumentation, there are two fundamental tasks: 1) You take a position on an issue and defend it; 2) you doubt the main claim, which in this case is "There is an opportunity to relocate to IIT."
When I asked Owen Brugh the question on December 02, "Owen and Noah, Have your two rhetorically-sophisticated, well-written, strong arguments been written by Bill Rice?," didn't Noah Kippley-Ogman clearly state that same day: "Mine certainly was"?
Since President Bill Rice has "admitted" to being "Noah" and "Owen", isn't it reasonable to ask if there has ever been an opportunity to move to IIT?
If there is an opportunity to move to IIT, why would the "Noah" of "a few thoughts" and the "Owen" of "Vision" perform in the last few weeks an elaborate hoax at the expense of our community's emotions?
I think the time has come for what one of the bloggers has been asking for all week: full informed transparency; in other words, has the decision already been made to relocate to IIT? And as the faculty used to write in the margins of my arguments: "Support your claims with evidence."
With Genuine and Sincere Respect for the Makers of the Shimer College Hoax,
P.S. Albert, I forgive you for calling me up and telling me that you spoke to "Owen" and that you told "Owen" that the Michael that you know would not have written the original letter to Bill Rice. That was an excellent hoax.
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