Valley of Bad Rationality

Applied to Bad reductionism by Adam Zerner 3y ago

I question the use of the word "bad" in the title. I think "Valley of incomplete rationality" would capture the meaning better. (Though I am reluctant to make structure affecting edits such as title changes without checking for consensus.) -JGWeissman 17:20, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Don't know, "bad" sounds appropriate, since the idea is that you can get even worse than before, which is not implied by "incomplete". --Vladimir Nesov 23:40, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Then I finally reply that my experience so far - even in this realm of merely human possibility - does seem to indicate that, once you sort yourself out a bit and you aren't doing quite so many other things wrong, striving for more rationality actually will make you better off. The long road leads out of the valley and higher than before, even in the human lands.

Incremental Progress and the Valley