Originally Posted by thombrogan
I was the only one. Didn't wear adult diapers, but took a lot of showers for three days. Just didn't keep up with my massively intense exercise (and thus didn't achieve my goal of shattering cast iron pans with my privates).
I think anyone who feels s/he has THE TRUTH and feels s/he is above the status of the unwashed masses who've yet to adopt THE TRUTH and then finds that it's unsubstantiated or is quite assailable tends to become very defensive because s/he has self-identified with THE TRUTH and could lose some externally-derived psuedo self-esteem when THE TRUTH is found to be lacking.
At least that's why I get jerky about such things and assume it's why others get jerky about 'em, too.
Well said. It's hard to argue with people who follow a belief system especially when your audience is quite religious zealots also. Unfortunately, for some people who are self-proclaimed experts, they probably create the notion that all people who doesn't carry degrees on their names are ignorant.