Exactly, its about understanding. I don't go into a thread to prove im "right". thats an impossible condition, I can either inform others or be informed.
What I do not wish to do is allow misinformation to persist. It is a completely wrong viewpoint, and to me morally wrong, to try and change someones morals claiming its indisputable because you use the word "ethic" and try and tell them ethics are not based on emotion but logic.
While it is likely they won't believe you, someone reading might, and that isn't fair. My own personal memory on this is because for along time (and this is just a trivial example) I thought the Baja peninsula in Mexico was the Yucatan peninsula because in a thread about Mexican history someone had called it as such and I believed them. This just sat in my brain for years, until it badly affected my grade on a paper on Meso-American civilizations and caused a little bit of embarassment (I was younger and in school, and thought this mattered in the long run, so sue me). So every time some little bit of misinformation gets spouted as truth and no one calls you on it, its a good bet someone , somewhere is going to hold onto it as truth for a long time. Its one of the reasons alot of very bigoted views are very hard to erase (unrelated to this particular matter).
So im sorry, but Im not one to remain silent on an item like that. Perhaps its as simple as a key typo or two in someones definition, and what they meant to say was in fact correct (I do that, type does instead of doesn't or of instead of with or some other minor error), and often I make errors such as that and people correct me on it, and Im glad. Because I'd hate to let an error stand (the ole military mindset).
But what you were espousing to IRBS is well, BS. Ethics is not cool and emotionless. Its a way to rationally approach your own emotional views, and see if your standpoint is rational within the bounds of your own emotional actions or if it will cause you further grief down the road. You cannot use Ethics to judge "rationally" if someone else is acting within their own emotionally driven sense of morality using your own set of ethical guidelines.