Comments policy

“What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.” — Hitchens’ Razor

This brief quip could help explain why a comment or message may not receive a response. And before contributing your opinion about something somewhere on this site, you may want to ask yourself these three questions:

  1. Is this actually an opinion?*
  2. If it is an opinion how informed is it and why do I hold it?*


In terms of other commenting related issues, consider checking out arguments this site has already deemed to be sorted, and refer to this list of sources that will be considered dubious at best.  Please, also consider avoiding the following (via Information is Beautiful)…


…and then I may not ridicule or delete your comment. On a good day, I could even respond.