Have you ever happened onto an online forum and read some of the threads and posts and thought that they were too attacking? Did it turn you off and make you want to not participate, perhaps you read a bit and then clicked out? Well then, you are not alone; this happens even on scientific, innovation and industry forums. Often you will have an interesting topic and the subject degrades into personal attacks, it is a lot like politics on TV and the tit-for-tat sound and fury, which is so prevalent in our species.
Often you will notice that the parties discussing such topics will have discussed many cross-over uses or innovative theories on a concept or subject. Sometimes they end up superceding the known definitions of the subject and start arguing over Telephone Number List points of contention of analogies and definitions or descriptions. You keep reading as the topic is fascinating yet once you start to reach the end you realize you have basically been reading 25 pages of BS semantics and are no where near getting to the bottom of the subject or original topic; why does this happen?
Well it has a lot to do with the human mind; you see any human can spout their retained or memorized knowledge, run around proving they know something that they committed to memory and call themselves smart? That is not thinking, perhaps they might be able to occasionally use such information to solve problems, but the true breakthroughs come from ditching all the preconceived notions and memorized materials and asking the question.