Something Completely Different

July 7th, 2011

I was going to post a review tonight, but this morning I got clever and wrote a post on Quora about stating opinions clearly and without apology, or conditionals.

In my many years of posting here, I have received any number of personal insults, accusations of not “doing the research” (which I consider ridiculous on the face of it, an opinion on a comic, no matter how ill-informed, does not need “research,”) and the most typical of all, I have been called a “bitch,” more times than I can count. Yesterday I began a review with an apology and for that, I was scolded by my wife. I thought about it last night and in the morning, I wrote this post on Quora:

Why I am no longer “Thinking,” “Feeling” or “Believing” on Quora

I hope you will all read it and please feel free to let me know what you think!

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2 Responses

  1. Ellen says:

    I’ve been trained as an experimental physicist. To do this well requires extreme respect for error statistics. Only a theoretical physicist is sure of things, and that less frequently than you might expect.

    This leads to use of qualifiers and references regarding facts. Nothing gender-related here.

    When it comes to opinions, that’s a different breed of onion. Few Vidalias among my opinions!

  2. @Ellen – That’s totally valid, of course. And I make a point of of stating that my opinions are opinions and being transparent about my biases, as well.

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