The Langdon/Langan Correspondence
and Some Background Information
from the Prometheus and Mega Lists

 

Introduction

Kevin Langdon

Many have heard about the rivalry between Chris Langan and me. Here's how it all began.

From about 1998 to 2000, I was involved in a very bitter dispute regarding matters of organizational governance in the Prometheus Society, including a failed attempt to expel me from Prometheus. The early messages from Prometheus' fire and theft_of_fire lists included here provide the context within which the events which followed Chris Langan's appearance on the MegaList unfolded. The debate about whether to invite Chris Langan to join the MegaList in February 1999 resulted in a clear consensus against inviting Langan, but Steve Schuessler invited him anyway. Langan and I soon engaged in verbal combat, a condition that continues to this day. Langan doesn't play fair, so this is an unpleasant business. Soon the battle spilled over onto Prometheus' lists as well. The lists are not differentiated here after February 1999. So far, I have only processed messages through most of May 1999. Some of my messages from October 1999, a particularly active month, have been added. I will continue to add to this compilation.

The posts are unedited, but long headers and bottom-of-post boiler plate have been removed, some blank lines have been closed up, and a few typos have been corrected.


The Wit and Wisdom of Chris Langan (Part 1)

RE: [mega] some corrections; A courtesy to this list

Is the "Mega Foundation" a Cult?

Melvin on Melvin

Prometheus Lists, 1998

Prometheus Lists, January 1999

Prometheus Lists, February 1999

MegaList, February 1999 (Part One)

MegaList, February 1999 (Part Two)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part One)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Two)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Three)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Four)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Five)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Six)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Seven)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Eight)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Nine)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Ten)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Eleven)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Twelve)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Thirteen)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Fourteen)

Prometheus and Mega Lists, April 1999 (Part Fifteen)

Prometheus and Mega lists, May 1999 (Part One)

Prometheus and Mega lists, May 1999 (Part Two)

Prometheus and Mega lists, May 1999 (Part Three)

Prometheus and Mega lists, May 1999 (Part Four)

Kevin Langdon Responds to Chris Langan and Others
on Prometheus' fire List, October 1999 (Part One)

Kevin Langdon Responds to Chris Langan and Others
on Prometheus' fire List, October 1999 (Part Two)

Kevin Langdon Responds to Chris Langan and Others
on Prometheus' fire List, October 1999 (Part Three)

Kevin Langdon Responds to Chris Langan and Others
on Prometheus' fire List, October 1999 (Part Four)

Kevin Langdon Responds to Chris Langan and Others
on Prometheus' fire List, October 1999 (Part Five)

 

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