contributions to the list
Mon, 17 Feb 1997 13:58:55 -0500

In response to the comment on ammateur vs professional
contributions to the list, i appreciate the opportunity to
ask "stupid" (?) questions and receive informed answers from
those who are well read in a particular area. the problem
really comes in expressing opinions under the guise of being
"expert" when in fact one is ignorant. And there is
definitely a lack of rigour in the research/opinions that
christians sometimes express (we would not get away with
such lack of rigour in a grant application/publication etc.)

So, for my three ha'penny worth, I would like to be able to
ask questions of the experts; but endorse Paul Averson's
request for rigour and appropriate references in the
responses, or an appropriate acknowledgment of ignorance.

Jonathan Arm
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School