A couple or so years ago – can’t remember where – I wrote, on purpose, some complete nonsense. As in ‘scientifically provable’ nonsense. Yet no one, but no one took me up on it. Not even those I knew would recognize, at first glance, that it was garbage.
To this day I sometimes ponder why this should be so. Surely it’s better to set someone right rather than just being polite? Is it kind to being let run round your folly without being shown the exit sign?