Every post and comment of ours here or anywhere else should be imagined to contain somewhere a phrase like “in my informed but not omniscient opinion,” “from my limited perspective,” or “according to the current imperfect state of my knowledge.” We don’t include these phrases every time because 1.) life is short, and 2.) duh. We’re not aware of anyone who is exempt from these qualifications. We will accordingly imagine these phrases appended to all comments, even from those not apparently attuned to their applicability to themselves, and we encourage all readers to do the same.
Carl, at least, quite regularly disagrees with himself. He’s not anxious about that. Feel free to join him.
We are NOT abdicating responsibility for what we say, nor are we offering anyone else absolution for saying dumbass crap. But don’t bother taking offense. We believe opinions get better informed and less limited in their scope and quality through a process of revision in honest interaction with others. That’s what this blog is for. If it helps you to imagine a salon, or a bar, please do so. Try not to break the pool cues over each others’ heads.
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