What are the other person's qualifications?

Generally, their qualifications are that the audience is rallying around them. Also, they don't know me, which makes them less likely to be biased in my favor. (I.e., the old "my mom says I'm great at , so shut up!" problem)

On the other hand, they might be more likely to be biased against you, and they certainly don't know a lot about your situation.

...the assurance that babies start out with that they get to care about their pain and pleasure.

This flies in the face of the political climate I

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Open thread, January 25- February 1

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read25th Jan 2014318 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.