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Personal Rules, Part 2

I don’t believe anything written anonymously on the internet.

If you’re not willing to attach your name to what you’re saying, I have to assume it’s bullshit.

That doesn’t mean I won’t skim anonymous forums for provocative ideas, it just means I put no weight in whatever I come across until I discover otherwise.

For example, I might find and interesting idea or concept which I will then investigate further to see if it has any merit. The internet is good for this sort of thing – I try to keep an open mind and I constantly look for this stuff.

But I’m also a science kind of guy – my natural instinct is to approach things looking for evidence. Intuition is good to a certain point – often it’s enough to get you started.

But it’s not enough for knowing.