[extropy-chat] Politics: worthwhile commentary

Dirk Bruere dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 14:58:26 UTC 2006

On 12/31/05, Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Robert Bradbury <robert.bradbury at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I agree with Dirk, that politics is somewhat
> > different.  In part because it
> > is constantly shifting.  So unlike a "hard" science
> > it is difficult to
> > establish who the authoritative sources are.
> If one cannot identify "authoritative sources", then
> pursuit of a high-quality data set (to enable a
> high-quality analysis) requires a different approach.
> Get at foundational data and perform your own
> analysis, and/or learn how to "crunch" sources so as
> to be able to extract high-quality data from
> mixed-quality data.
The problem is, such data is called 'news' - and contains similar (though
lesser) baises.

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