Many people like to think it wise to take the moderate position-squarely between the two extremes. I have noticed attitudes of people trying to stake out a middle ground for themselves when discussing a hot topic. But can't we imagine an alternate situation in which the previous middle ground is an extreme, or in which the idea of taking a middle ground is generally thought extreme? In light of that, does refusing to take one side or the other on an issue lose validity? I must say here that I am not saying to throw out caution. I just think that sometimes people cling too much to wanting to dismiss all "extremes" of viewpoints.