, Maddus Mattus wrote

My claim is that it's doing more harm then good.

Which you are not backing up with the same level of evidence you are demanding from others (in this thread I can quote you as saying "Source? Evidence?" when presented with conjectures - yet you provide none for your own).

If you bothered to think for a moment that some of the silly things we have at the moment like patent laws were put there for a reason, you might realize that abolishing them might actually be worse than doing nothing. And if you bothered to investigate other people's opinions from time to time, you might found out they are occasionally right.

But for heaven's sake, please stop using "gut feelings" to dismiss researched evidence that contradicts what you "think", and instead try and understand that science and reasonable discourse is done not by trying to discredit your opponent's evidence, but providing your own, more credible evidence.

Science is not common sense, and it's not based on gut feelings - it's evidence based. And that's a good thing. It's one the reasons we have planes that fly in the sky, computers in our offices and why we've discounted the effect of child-sacrifices as a major deciding factor in the quality of our harvests.