Some Folksy Wisdom

The reason boxers wear gloves is not so much to prevent damage to their opponents’ faces as it is to prevent damage to their hands. We should keep this in mind when using “take the gloves off” metaphors. I mention in particular because the NYT currently blurbs this article using it, and I think that aptly describes the lack of nuance and sensitivity to rhetorical occasion seen in Dawkins, for example.