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John Scalzi's rules for conducting a political argument on blogs

If you don't know, John Scalzi is a really significant SF writer, whose blog Whatever is easily among the top 100 in the country.His take:1. One is entitled to one’s own opinions, but not one’s own facts. Commensurately, anecdote may be fact (it happened to you), but anecdote is usually a poor platform for general assertions, since one’s own experience is often not a general experience.
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JOHN SCALZI’S Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design. “I’ll come right out and say it: St…

US Politics / Conservative : Instapundit (5 years ago)

JOHN SCALZI’S Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design. “I’ll come right out and say it: Star Wars has a badly-designed universe; so poorly-designed, in fact, that one can say that a significant goal of all those Star Wars n... Read Post

Station Identification: Whatever

Genres / Sci Fi : Whatever (3 years ago)

Introduction You are now visiting “Whatever.” It is a blog written by John Scalzi, who is a professional writer. It has been in existence since 1998. It is as a consequence one of the longest-running blogs on the Web. It is generall... Read Post

Johann Hari: Stop These Bigoted Attacks on Elton John's Baby

Entertainment : Huffington Post: Entertainment Blog (3 years ago)

The critics of gay adoption are entitled to their own opinion, but they are not entitled to their own facts. These attempts at concern for the kids are in fact veiled bigotry. Read Post


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