I opened with an observation from Neil deGrasse Tyson. This struck me as being of vital importance today when we must base all of our decisions on actual research and not on the kind of cut-and-paste meme speak that abounds in social media. It absolutely makes me crazy when people post opinions as though they are facts, often because they like the word play or they identify with the gist of an idea. More often than not the person posting has no idea where the idea originated, yet they adopt it and send it out into the ether to be replicated and passed on with viral intensity!
If you feel compelled to share your ideas with me, I am indeed open to your opinions, but only if you are also willing to share your reasons and your research. I can't always eliminate my exposure to idiocy, but once I determine the source, I will do what I can to filter it out of my experience. This does not mean I am not willing to consider ideas that conflict with my own. It just means I am not going to waste my time butting up against someone else's emotional armor. Perhaps this is one advantage of social distancing. That's enough for today. Stay healthy, friends. And foes.