[ExI] a little essay on anger and respect

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Tue Apr 25 20:18:06 UTC 2023

On 25/04/2023 17:42, bill w wrote:
>  Belief overrides reason almost every time
> for the vast majority of people.  spike
> How do you know this, Spike and Ben?  What is the basis for your 
> belief?  Just a general cynicism about humans?  'People are getting 
> dumber'- a question on Quora this morning for me.  My answer - how do 
> you know this?  "Well, doesn't everyone know these things?"  Nope.
> A better sentence:  many times irrational ideas override reason.  But 
> it varies from person to person, just like anything else.  I think 
> perhaps extremists at either end of the spectrum will fit the 
> statement better.  Statements that apply to most of the human race are 
> very difficult to make in a valid way.  bill w

No argument from me. "many times" ~= "almost every time". And yes, of 
course, there will always be outliers. Evolution guarantees it.

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