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  1. Senior Member
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    Respectful Insolence

    Does it literally mean "Insolence that still show some respect"?


    David H. Gorski is an American surgical oncologist, Professor of surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine,[1] and a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, specializing in breast cancer surgery.[2]He is an outspoken skeptic and critic of alternative medicine and the anti-vaccination movement. He is the author of a blog, Respectful Insolence,[3]and is the managing editor of the website Science-Based Medicine.

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    Re: Respectful Insolence

    I take it to be a tongue-in-cheek comment.

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    Re: Respectful Insolence

    It's an oxymoron. Insolence is by its nature disrespectful.
    I am not a teacher.

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