At times this can be amusing. At other times, irritating.
These are some of the things that have been discussed with alacrity over recent weeks:
- common childhood diseases and their inoculations (none of the discussants has children)
- what foods should and shouldn't be eaten by pregnant women (none of the discussants is female and none of the discussants has a partner who either is or has been pregnant)
- the salary grade held by non-academic group members (none of the discussants is party to this information)
- where the remaining Boston marathon bomber was hiding out and the brothers’ motives for the bombing (who knew?).
Quite a range of things on which to have an uninformed opinion, I’d say...