From the "How to Criticize..." link:
How to compose a successful critical commentary:
- You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
- You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
- You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
- Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.
Good advice for us all.
Not related but not quite worth a blog post of its own.
Vignettes of Famous Evolutionists. Ah, the content is worth a post (or more) of its own, but I don't have much to add. Follow the link to learn about masters of the field of evolution.