Originally Posted by Steve Eddy
I haven't any, but think it's worth noting that published articles aren't necessarily any gold standard of truth. For example, many AES papers are just preprints. These are papers that are presented at conventions and don't go through the peer review process that actual journal articles have to go through. And of course even stuff that passes peer review isn't iron clad. Ultimately it's the argument that should make the argument, whether it has been published or not.
But what about reputation, commercial credibility, academic credibility, curriculum vitae, experience, reputation (yes twice), and nebulous human judgment? Are you inhumane or just crazy? Make the argument make the argument you say......? What lunacy is this?
Those without the ability to make an argument will find themselves defenseless against the argument based onslaught. This is not kind or courteous. You would probably call someone wrong when they are wrong rather than allow every opinion to matter equally no matter which human decision making shortcut was employed. How rude of you to suggest such a methodology.
Most human decision making shortcuts work most of the time, and more often than not. Why not let most of the time be given primacy to use them as if infallible, and inerrant. Everyone feels better than way, and humans are based upon their feelings not their logical argumentative thoughts. This is simpler than more detailed thinking and I am sure you can hardly help, but agree....simpler is better.