In a rather different context, Steven Taylor, back in his pre-PoliBlog days, used to say, “This ain’t the planet Vulcan.” Jonah Goldberg uses a variant of it to explain why the “ick” factor is a perfectly useful argument for making public policy.

(Hat tip: Kevin McGehee)

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.