There's nothing metaphorical about lab safety
- Scientist: Is that the hydrochloric acid I asked for?
- Me: *puts acid in mouth* No, it's metapho- *chokes* *dies*
there is literally no difference between academic scholars discussing their interpretations of a text and a bunch of people yelling YOUR HEADCANON IS WRONG at each other
As a Masters student I can vouch for this.The difference is citations.
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