I may just have to stop hanging out at Pharyngula. I learn things there that I cannot unlearn.
See, I have this concept of myself as a crazy, try-anything-once sort of person. I also think of myself as intellectually curious and thoughtful, and not tied down to conventional thinking.
And finding out that I’m wrong about my basic self-concept is uncomfortable.
I don’t think, for instance, that I am the kind of person who is likely to just up and wonder what it’s like to cook hagfish slime into a batch of scones and eat it.