Author Topic: Abstraction & Generalization Culture  (Read 533 times)

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Offline MH

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Re: Abstraction & Generalization Culture
« on: October 07, 2021, 02:42:53 pm »

1. How does using empirical data to support our statements hamstring us?  I think it would reduce the incidence of misinformation and teach people how to recognize truth from fiction. 

2. I don't mean everything one says in casual conversation has to come with a cite from authority,  if that's what you were thinking. 

3. But if politicians, for example, had to 'prove' the benefit of their programs or the risk of the opposing party's programs, they ought to be able to do it using empirical evidence - not merely fear-mongering.    Ideally people would be able to hear that evidence and assess it with an open mind.  Yes, a pipe-dream, LOL.

1. "Sure has been cold lately eh ?" "I would rather not answer until I have time to review vetted data.  Thank you for your inquiry."
2. See #1
3. IOW "People suck"