[extropy-chat] examples of rational irrationalism

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 00:58:13 UTC 2006

On 12/9/06, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
> I'm afraid it's time to abandon ship.  Words are like ball-bearings
> on a skating rink:  to get anywhere, you have to tread carefully and
> be especially wary of putting too much weight on any one of them.

Yeah, in this case some people were using "rational" to include normative
connotations and some weren't (the dictionary and common use both provide
support for both usages, so neither side is clearly right).

For the latter usage, some phrase including the words "logically consistent"
might be more unambiguous?
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