A comment about comments
I truly welcome commentary on this site and have so far opted to leave the comments section open. Disagreement and differences of opinion are an important part of discourse, especially discourse that is based on critical thought and a desire to provide accurate (even if unpopular) information. I don’t display a blog policy banner at the top of this page, figuring there is an unwritten code of ethics about common discourse, i.e. no hostile or belligerent attacks, no ad hominem vile pointed at writers or their sources, an ability to disagree with actual (or counterfactual) evidence or ideas instead of spewing hateful speech. The comments by the single commenter who uses different display names, but alas, the same IP address, to make ad hominem cracks have been removed, though I don’t want to inflate this. So many others have commented (whether in agreement or disagreement) in civil, constructive ways.