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I just added this to the first post

And here is our discussion of "science vs. 'science' - and 'engineering' too" which is about one person's science being better than another.

 
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And this belongs here



(respectful link to the source)


and this belongs here too

 
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I think that the core issue here is the difference between

     i have read some stuff labeled with "science" and, therefore, here is what i believe

vs

     i have read some stuff labeled with "science" and, therefore, here is what i believe, and what I now command you to believe also






 
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paul wheaton wrote:
If you are really an engineer, you don't have to say it - you can make your point without a cheap attempt at this trump card.



I think I should be able to state the name of my field of study, or recite a word written on my college diploma, or to say the name of my profession, because this is harmless.  I think it is a good thing to introduce myself by referencing by background, areas of study and experiences.

I thought you said it was crossing a line to call someone less than perfect?

I think it isn’t the name of a profession that is offensive. It is people reading too much into single words, and jumping to conclusions about someone else’s motives that causes them to get “offended”.
 
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Mike Philips wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:
If you are really an engineer, you don't have to say it - you can make your point without a cheap attempt at this trump card.



I think I should be able to state the name of my field of study, or recite a word written on my college diploma, or to say the name of my profession, because this is harmless.  I think it is a good thing to introduce myself by referencing by background, areas of study and experiences.



Sure.  

You are saying this as if I said that sort of thing was forbidden.  


I thought you said it was crossing a line to call someone less than perfect?



We do not allow people to suggest that anybody on permies.com is less than perfect.  

But why do you bring this up?  

 
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