Friday, 20 November 2009

Happy Friday! Rolling with the Punches!!

Thanks to all of you that voted in the recent poll! It looks like I will be going some more work on hair thinning and loss since an overwhelming majority (76% and counting) want to know more about this topic!

On further housekeeping, there is a difficult topic to talk about but I have to bring attention to it. I have been getting a slew of emails following postings by two other bloggers in particular. Quite often there isn't a question involved, there is usually the statement, 'Jc, please correct this person!!

If I could give you a medal, I would! I want to say that the fact that you are asking me to correct the information means YOU KNOW it is wrong!

However, I think there is a danger of getting dragged down by chasing every single incorrect post in the blogosphere especially if the person is not a scientist. I think the one thing that scientists appreciate is being told you are wrong and being criticised. There is a reason why a thesis exam is sometimes called a defense and this is because it is actually like being cross examined to establish how accurate your work is and the opportunity is there to DEFEND the work.

I think I can safely criticise most scientists and they would roll with the punches, it comes with the territory. However, to do the same to a blogger who has set up a site for entertainment and not for scientific scrutiny is really just unfair.

I truly appreciate that the scientific content, citing and accuracy of my site is valued. I don't think that writing topics brought up by someone else on another blog for the purpose of just criticising it or tearing it to pieces is good. I wouldn't feel happy doing it and I wouldn't want to invest my time in this way.

If you DO have a question to ask after reading another blog, then do ask the question and we can explore it scientifically. So there you have it, drama free drama!!

2 comments:

  1. Well said miss. Have a great weekend. =)

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  2. Sounds more than fair to me.

    Right now I'm dreaming of a series about 'de-mything' products that are, according to the commercial, supposed to 'do wonders'. What do you think, JC?

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