Date of publication: 2017-09-01 03:16
To use a Medieval parallel, the Ideal Red would make an excellent knight: he values a warrior spirit, courage, strength, common sense that is way more useful in the hectic of battle than complex thinking, social skills, and his morality is generally that kind of in-group camaraderie that makes him mostly fair with his serfs as long as they behave sufficiently respectfully. The Ideal Blue would make an ideal monk is primary weapon is intellect and learnedness.
http:///news/blogs-trending-79867875 there 8767 s some of both. If the article is correct, there 8767 s a bunch busy shouting 8775 Not In My Name! 8776 to distance themselves from IS(I[SL])? and a second bunch busy misrepresenting the first.
8775 Are there any Republican nerds? 8776 or somesuch. The crown groaned. I cheered. My wife cringed. We were not hanged in the public square. (The lesbian couple nearby glared at us slightly.) So it went better than she thought it would.
Freedom of speech isn 8767 t just the law, it is a good idea too! And tolerating people of radically different beliefs and values, and abstaining from murdering or assimilating them in favor of good conversation and exploration of the universe (even with Babyeaters or Superhappies) doesn 8767 t make me feel particularly holy. But it feels like apricity. A bittersweet warm smile of reason. I have that when I manage to get conversations going with outgroup members. It is precious in itself.
Thank you for this. I received some scathing comments last night on a book I published and have been trying (and failing) not to think about it all night long. Your post is thoughtful, well-written, and very useful.
Wow, that 8767 s a horrible use of logic on that site. It 8767 s okay to fire anyone who demands equal rights for men, because we support equal rights for women and won 8767 t tolerate any incompatible ideas.
The blue tribe tribe often uses the term 8775 tolerance 8776 . But when you press them what they are actually describing is 8775 acceptance 8776 . And when you discuss 8775 acceptance 8776 with them it generally seems to be defined as 8775 advocacy for 8776 .
Of course, if Scott divides up both the blues and the reds, he no longer gets to say that the reds are excluded but the blues aren 8767 t. Rather, subgroups of both are excluded. It just seems like only reds are excluded because he 8767 s splitting up the reds but not the blues.
Incidentally, you can see a similar internecine divide on the Blue side between Labor and Tech. On the Red side you can see differences between, say Mormons and Southern Baptists. They don 8767 t really like each other, but recognize that they 8767 re both Red so if a Blue shows up, they 8767 ll be on the same side.
Yeah, I 8767 ve been known to say 8775 definitely measuring something 8776 about the IAT before. As a bit of pure cognitive psychology, it 8767 s really fascinating. As a piece of applied cognitive psychology, IMO the results need to be taken with a large scoop of salt, at least until people have spent a lot more effort disentangling what exactly it is that the IAT is measuring.
Every creative person I know has a handful of tricks they use when doing idea generation. Many of the books I’ve seen with brainstorming in the title focus on these sorts of games and exercises, but I’ve found that you don’t need to know very many of them (plus most of them are very similar).
May I have one addition?
Criticism helps you to see the emptiness of your personal 8775 I 8776 , because upon analysis you will be able to see, that the 8775 object 8776 on which the critic applies his criticism is fictitious. It is not easy (at all) to deconstruct your personal ego, created by yourself, but other people 8767 s constructions of 8775 me 8776 can be much less feasible and easier to deal with. It also helps you to analyse your identifications and to see how stupid they can be. ( 8775 Hey, you fat bald pig in this stupid green shirt! 8776 Well, it is not even green And anyway tomorrow I will put on a red one )
I also tend think of it this way: when you sign up for a cellphone plan, you can usually get a new cellphone along with it for free (or, at least, at a hefty discount). The reason for this is that your promise to stick to the contract for the next two years is worth the price of a new cellphone to the cell company. Naturally, if you break the promise, you should compensate them at the very least.
If you use 8775 raising the standards of living for the poor 8776 , for instance, you get the reds thinking the blues are going the wrong way about it, but the blues think the reds simply don 8767 t want it.