| ||The default position of HN is skepticism|
69 points by Elite on Aug 24, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 47 comments |
|I've noticed recently that for almost every submission that hits the top page, the top-rated comment is a skeptical response to the thesis of the link content or the poster's argument.|
Go ahead, pick any 5 of the front page posts right now and see if I'm right or not.
In general, this is a good thing as taking the skeptical position forces a minimum degree of critical thinking, which makes that comment more useful. And it's an excellent form of filtering out the large amount of BS we come across everyday.
But I certainly would like to see more top comments that agree with what the poster said, or expands on their argument.
(Eagerly awaiting the top comment to this post !!)
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