Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quote of the Time Being #19

Seen at Respectful Insolence:
Jay [Gordon] said,
"How often does one get to get one's ideas tested in an almost 100% hostile environment? Hostility from scientific minds prepared to knock down my arguments and keep them down unless I back them up with critical thinking."
People standing around being 100% approving and supportive is called a fan-fest, or an esteem building exercise.

People standing around yelling "good answer" is called a game show.

People asking you to validate your ideas, cite your sources and explain how the hell you arrived at a conclusion is science. It's often abrasive ...that's how you polish your ideas.
Well said, Tsu Dho Nimh.

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