It’s awfully hard to write an article on demand, especially when you know that your future life, career and happiness depends on some anonymous “peer” reviewers accepting that article–even though it may challenge some of their own long-held and dearly-clung-to conceptions.

So I’ve got to phrase it carefully–not “this idea is utter balderdash” but “perhaps there is another way to look at this.”

Mealy mouth!