Popular Science wants the last word? I'm good with that.
Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten once noted that reading both a news article and the online comments was like ordering a steak and getting a side of maggots. This approximates my feelings. When I started blogging, I made the mistake of reading the comments every day, a practice I cannot recommend if your hobbies include Having a Sunny Outlook on Life or Believing That Humankind Is Basically Good.