Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Nonlinearlearningnonlinearinternet comment 000

(I also hate the devil's advocate role, as I find it intellectual dishonest; self-labelling dishonesty does not excuse dishonesty! Speculating on negative outcomes does not have to take the form of intellectual sniping.)

A person pleads "devil's advocate" in order to pose questions he's sincerely concerned about without himself becoming associated with the (perhaps controversial) view they imply. I think it's a worthwhile function.

Comment on Re: literacy, etc
by Jason