Why do I do it to myself. I make statements that are perfectly reasonable that I know will be unpopular. An example is This
an opinion that I still consider reasonable but that I made even though I knew that the average slashdot user would get irate at reading it. Is it that I like starting arguments or is it that I actually think I can make people question their assumptions.
/. is a "scientific" forum, however, on many issues the users keep opinions that can best be described as fanatical. Certain things cannot be questioned such as the space program, even though science is supposed to be open for debate. Bleh! I don't know why I bother.