Originally posted on Darke Conteur:
I was inspired to write this post after reading this online. Thanks to Diane Nelson for sharing it. I’ll give you a couple minutes to read so you’ll know what got my panties in a bunch.
First of all, there’s a part of me that assumes this post was written to cause some sort of controversy, at least that’s the way I saw it. Out of the eight points, only the last is really valid. The others, to me, didn’t carry any water and judging by the lone comment by a reader, didn’t wash with them either. I’m not going to debunk any of the reasons in the article (although it’s tempting), it’s enough to say they’re weak and a few are stated without any fact to back it up.
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