Breton said: It forces you to actually think for yourself.
Charles said: That's just stupid.
You make a very strange point there, Charles...
This is a blog, man. Just one guys opinions about something. It is not a peer-reviewed paper, it is not a reference, it is not a published book, heck - it's not even a column in a trashy magazine.
One of the things I like about Coding Horror (when I like it) is that the outrage and urge to want to criticise (or sometimes defend) Jeff comes from a valuable source - you have thought about the topic. You have used your mind.
I feel that this happens more here than in some other places, because you know by now that you can't always trust Jeff to be right. Jeff keeps making posts about things that he doesn't know everything about.
That he keeps doing that despite the criticism is far from childish, in my opinion. I actually find it a bit courageous, like doing karaoke in a packed stadium arena
Check facts, investigate - think for yourself. It's not stupid.