[ExI] maliciously doctored facts

Chris Hibbert hibbert at mydruthers.com
Wed Jul 29 21:44:39 UTC 2015

On 7/29/15 2:05 PM, Bill commented on my .sig:
> Rationality is about drawing correct inferences from limited,
>       confusing, contradictory, or maliciously doctored facts.
>    -- Scott Alexander
> I'd say this is sheer dumb luck.  How can one be rational when the 'facts'
> are false, or the data aren't complete, or are ambiguous or even completely
> biased by doctoring?
> bill w

The point of rationality is wading through a sea of purported facts, 
observations, opinions and advice, and picking out the strain of 

The maliciously doctored facts aren't your only sources. At least they 
shouldn't be.

It is easy to turn an aquarium into fish soup, but not so
easy to turn fish soup back into an aquarium.
-- Lech Walesa on reverting to a market economy.

Chris Hibbert
hibbert at mydruthers.com

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