[ExI] bad news for smart people
atymes at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 08:35:55 UTC 2020
On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 3:37 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> What Adrian is talking about, I think, is what I do: "Alert.
> possible dissonance ahead." So when that alert goes off, I pay close
> attention to my own ideas and the contrary message. If I don't I may say
> later "Whoa, wait a minute. That's not what I think at all. Why didn't I
> ask a question?"
> If in a book I"ll put a ?? by it.
Close enough. One trick is knowing when to invoke that alert, because
people can and will try to trigger it when it doesn't apply, for a variety
of essentially malicious reasons.
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