[ExI] covid or cold?
atymes at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 18:17:04 UTC 2021
On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 3:49 AM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 6:39 AM Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>
>> On Thu, 30 Dec 2021 at 21:40, Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 24, 2021 at 3:27 PM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <
>>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>>> Do you think that letting COVID run unchecked would be better for the
>>>> economy, students, the medical system, mental health?
>>> ### This is a trick question, like when you ask somebody if he is
>>> beating his wife.
>> No, you could honestly answer yes, no or I don’t know without
>> incriminating yourself.
> ### If you ask somebody out of the blue whether he is engaging in heinous
> behavior, you are implying he might be a heinous person. It's an accusation
> masquerading as a question. You don't ask people if they are flat-earthers
> unless you want to cast doubt on their sanity, either.
Except that a number of people really do believe that letting COVID run
unchecked would be better for everyone - or at least, they say they do.
That you label this as heinous behavior answers the question in your case:
you clearly do not believe that letting COVID run unchecked would be
better. A lot of people (perhaps most?) believe that letting it run
unchecked - again, as a number of other people advocate - would indeed be
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