[Link] A rational response to the Paris attacks and ISIS

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I am not interested in engaging further with you due to your ad hominem attacks on me.

BTW, it's interesting to observe that the comment I linked to had -6 karma last times I saw it a day ago, and now has +4. Kinda curious how it went up so far, especially since it was hidden below the threshold for the vast majority of users. At the same time, my karma over the last day went down from 1009 to 940. Sock puppet much, VoiceOfRa?

[Link] A rational response to the Paris attacks and ISIS

by Gleb_Tsipursky 1 min read23rd Nov 2015275 comments


Here's my op-ed that uses long-term orientation, probabilistic thinking, numeracy, consider the alternative, reaching our actual goals, avoiding intuitive emotional reactions and attention bias, and other rationality techniques to suggest more rational responses to the Paris attacks and the ISIS threat. It's published in the Sunday edition of The Plain Dealer​, a major newspaper (16th in the US). This is part of my broader project, Intentional Insights, of conveying rational thinking, including about politics, to a broad audience to raise the sanity waterline.