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As a project that works hard at exploring difficult issues and creating a space for open and respectful dialogue, I can only ask you and others to focus on commenting on the merits of the essay rather than critical, ad hominem remarks. Be open to hearing the other side and continuing a conversation rather than needing to be right. There are many truths in this world and isn't that the magic of being part of this discussion. There are so many other places to make fun of the other, to yell at someone, to criticize without caring. Let's continue to make this forum a better place where hearty, humanizing discussion is welcome.