|>Except in this case the kid hadn't even thrown the rock. He'd, at
>worst, said that the trim of your house was an ugly color.
Except that after having message after message after message posted about how I
got it wrong, when I didn't get it wrong, when the other person *clearly* has
no idea what actual scientific method involves, and takes me to task repeatedly
for his own lack of understanding, after a while it starts to wear. I am,
after all, only human.
And I choose not to be a punching bag for someone else's misconceptions past a
certain point. You may say that the post was vicious, I say it was made with
some degree of fun...and that it comes nowhere NEAR the viciousness of your
note, and we've hardly met.
So clearly you expect me to sit still and be a punching bag...but I don't play
that way. And I was being just as human in my reply as you were probably being
in *yours* which was far worse.
You really shouldn't desire in others a level of perfection you are unwilling
to subscribe to yourself.
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