[ExI] Making Rationalizations is Superior to the Alternative

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 04:38:14 UTC 2009

Lee, I am disappointed with your argumentation. When I challenged you
to provide me with the exact chain of reasoning leading you from "I
live in France" to "let's destroy all Muslims in France", you didn't.
When I challenged you to run the numbers and to explain how a 6%
minority with marginally higher procreation levels could become a
majority in 25 years, you didn't. Yet you persist in dismissing me and
others as dumb ("right hemisphere", "rationalizations"). This hurts,
since you are a guy I have a lot of respect for and I know you have a
good grasp of rational, economist-like thinking, at least when you
feel like it.

On top of that, you have been whining about people trying to shut you
down like a heretic. No, you are not a heretic. You walk in any bar in
the US and you will find dozens of regular dudes who think like you
do. In fact, the idea of wasting an outgroup simply because they are
an outgroup is the default notion since time immemorial. "Kick'em all
out, and shoot if they get uppity" is not a heresy, it's regular dude

So, as to uphold the high standards of the list, let me ask you again
- Run the numbers. Give me a quantitative analysis of current
situation, trends, likely quantitative outcomes of various
interventions in support of your plan. To channel Eliezer, shut up and
multiply. And did I mention, run the numbers?

If you don't do that, what's the use arguing?


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