Talk:Stipulative definition

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Bad synthesis[edit]

The text boldly claims:

A governmental example is from the USNRC Final Safety Culture Policy Statement, which defines "nuclear safety culture" as: “Nuclear safety culture is the core values and behaviors resulting from a collective commitment by leaders and individuals to emphasize safety over competing goals to ensure protection of people and the environment.” By this definition there can never be bad, poor, weak, or otherwise problematic nuclear safety culture[improper synthesis?]. It is, by definition, always good[improper synthesis?].

Such a synthesis is, by my estimation, invalid, and should be sourced. The statement is performatory and defines what is to be regarded as nuclear safety culture (proper) as in opposition to bad nuclear safety culture or no nuclear safety culture. The reader and syntheziser should either find a source for such an odd and malicious reinterpretation of the citation, or keep this kind of interpretation to himself (herself?). Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 16:03, 7 October 2012 (UTC)