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Contrariness

Patrick Chase
In re: contrariness I'm sensing some "hot pot-on-kettle action" here :-).

I'm really enjoying this conversation FWIW, so don't take that as criticism. It's hard to make real progress without some level of contrariness. I do think that the participants in this discussion are somewhat self-selecting for that particular trait though.

I do think that there are many standards that we can use when evaluating somebody else's statements (be it Warren or Nicholson or whomever). David, you seem to be evaluating based on whether their claims align with your specific experience and the techniques you've come up with as a result. In contrast I'm intentionally trying to ask whether there is some way the claim could be valid, even if it doesn't apply to my own situation or experience. Both standards are fine, but both address different questions.

FWIW I still grind my cap irons straight, and I'm not ready to change (yet). With that said I'm now becoming convinced that the idea is fundamentally reasonable, probably enough so to be worth experimenting with at some point in the near future.

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