Tackling taboos is difficut, but necessary. Very often - MOST often - they are used not to shield strong and valid ideas from pointless attacks, but rather to protect weak ones from worthwhile criticism. The censor tends not to be an individual fully confident that he is right, but rather one who is terrified to the core that he is wrong. Only by ignoring the censor's taboos and beginning to speak can we challenge bad ideas, overcome them, and replace them with better ones.
- Wilfred Reilly, Taboo: 10 Facts [You Can't Talk About]