, Maddus Mattus wrote

@evildictaitor: by that notion, we should halt all discussion and merely post links to papers.

This is moving the yardstick to Mars, as I can never fulfill that requirement [of providing evidence for my crazy opinions].

Conjectures that don't stand the gaze of scrutiny are unhelpful, and are not how society progresses. It progresses through study and reason and discussion of evidence. That's what science is.

That's not to say that you're not entitled to your opinion. It's just that I tend to find that informed conversations are more interesting - and tend to have more useful conclusions. And I get annoyed with people who claim to have the backing of science and evidence when they clearly don't.