That's quite a nice answer you gave yourself there Spendi. Tell us, when did you first started feeling that other people were patronizing you as a scientist, to bolster their own ego?
Yes ros-I liked it myself.
It's very commom.People are always posing in higher levels than they are entitled to by the use of various tricks all of which I know well.I often get people maintaining that they are Shakespeare or Dylan fanatics and when I question them it invariably turns out that they don't know what they are talking about and had been using a glancing knowledge to lord it over those who know nothing.
The same happens with science and many other areas of expertise.Most football fans are blissfully ignorant of the inner meanings of the game and that goes more than double for cricket.
Surely you recognise the condition.Snobbery really.
I never say anything I can't defend.(Never might be a bit strong but never mind).