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Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 7:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sometimes, an expert opinion is undesirable. When?

I don't know how this one will pan out, so if it flops, please bear with me.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When the expert is wrong and you are right?

Expert in a specific field?
In a specific case?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 1:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 12:34 am:


When the expert is wrong and you are right? well, technically yes, but not what I had in mind... that's what I meant by this one flopping. There are many other good answers by which the one that I'm using may pale in comparison. So, if the $p0!L3r is anticlimactic, I apologize in advance.

Expert in a specific field? yope
In a specific case? noish
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 3:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When expert opinion differs from what you actually want to do - e.g. a doctor telling someone the should give up smoking?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it undesirable for an expert to be in a position to give an opinion at all? or to even be present in a particular situation?
Is a specific individual expert relevant?
"Doctors are the worst patients"?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 03:18 pm:


When expert opinion differs from what you actually want to do - e.g. a doctor telling someone the should give up smoking? not like this, I'm afraid....

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 08:52 pm:


Is it undesirable for an expert to be in a position to give an opinion at all? yopeish--exploreor to even be present in a particular situation? yopeishly the same as your previous question
Is a specific individual expert relevant? not really

"Doctors are the worst patients"? There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to support this, but this concept is not pertinent to this puzzle.
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the expert opinion cause something bad to happen? or something good not to happen? or is the expert called on because something bad has already happened? or something good has already failed to happen?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 9:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or is it undesirable from the expert's point of view to be called upon to give an opinion at 4 a.m. in the morning?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 1:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the expert's opinion literally "That is undesirable"?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 6:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 09:23 pm:


Does the expert opinion cause something bad to happen? or something good not to happen? or is the expert called on because something bad has already happened? or something good has already failed to happen? all of the above scenarios are not really relevant to this puzzle.

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 09:24 pm:


Or is it undesirable from the expert's point of view to be called upon to give an opinion at 4 a.m. in the morning? probably so, but not pertinent to this puzzle.

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 01:32 am:


Is the expert's opinion literally "That is undesirable"?
this answer is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good, but unfortunately, I can't take credit for coming up with it. :(.... so, no.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The expert is an expert in the wrong field? I.e. needing to call a doctor (M.D.) when you accidentally get handed a Ph.D. in political science?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***SPOILER***

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:29 pm:


The expert is an expert in the wrong field? close enough to put this one to rest!!!


Thanks to those who participated, and I hope you enjoyed it!

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