I’m not an expert. I’m a blogger that likes to bitch.
That’s right, I repeated my title as the first line of my blog post. Deal with it.
The fact is, every little nugget of stupidity you find on this site is my OPINION. These aren’t peer reviewed facts. They are just an argument for what I personally feel. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Where needed, I try and back what I am saying up with facts, sources and links to information that backs my claims.
In the end, however, these are still just my opinions.
Other sites, that function the way mine does, for some reason get labelled as “truth”….when in fact, they aren’t. The next person that forwards me some article from a website claiming to be about real science that says olive oil licked off the anus of a mongoose cures cancer, rickets and gout or some other inane bit of flotsam is getting punched in the throat.
To that end, you all should read Tom Nichols article over at The Federalist, The Death Of Expertise.
It’s a little over a year old, I will admit, but its fucking brilliant.
Having equal rights does not mean having equal talents, equal abilities, or equal knowledge. It assuredly does not mean that “everyone’s opinion about anything is as good as anyone else’s.” And yet, this is now enshrined as the credo of a fair number of people despite being obvious nonsense.
-source The Federalist