Chilled by Respect?

By Robert Link, published at 29 May 2008 - 9:14pm, last updated 8 years 47 weeks ago.

I find it has been almost half a year since I posted anything here. Why should that be? Because I am intimidated by the level of academic rigor in the research summaries and don't want to bring down the wonderful signal:noise. So I produce no noise for fear I have no signal. Yet cooperation must surely include that amount of amount of light banter which is an important part of community building, which in turn, must be of value to cooperation and studies thereof. It brings to mind questions of the validity of the signal/noise distinction in the first place. Perhaps cooperation requires something more nuanced than these two reductive categories.