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LW Women- Minimizing the Inferential Distance

And that doesn't even bring up the fact that if the farmers have no way to plow the field once they are no longer being harassed, they're going to starve regardless of what the adventurers do to the elves.

Rationality Quotes June 2012

I can't see how but that both the victims, and everyone else they affect, deciding. That doesn't mean they'll all come to the same conclusion, of course.

I'm pretty sure that's where politics comes from, personally...

Edited to add: I do not mean to imply that if one group decides X, another Y, and a third Z, that it necessarily means that any of them are wrong.

Rationality Quotes June 2012

It isn't a rationalist quote. It doesn't belong here.

I am forced to disagree; a quote about conquering the (colloquially) impossible with sufficient thought and planning is very appropriate for this site.

Rationality Quotes June 2012

No, but your "hodge-podge of inaccurate 2D maps", while still imperfect, is more accurate than relying on a single 2-D map - which is the point I took from the original quote.

Rationality Quotes June 2012

I suspect, with no data to back me up, that is those who were ambivalent when they stepped into the polling booth that genuinely misremember. Others know they voted for the other guy, but want to be seen as one of the 'winners'.

Rationality Quotes June 2012

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is seeing something that isn't there.

Thomas Hardy

Rationality Quotes June 2012

Very few people see their own actions as truly evil.... It is left to their victims to decide what is evil and what is not.

Laurell K. Hamilton

A quote I find useful when considering both rationalizing, and the differences of relative perspective.

Rationality Quotes June 2012

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.

William S. Burroughs

Rationality Quotes May 2012

Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Rationality Quotes May 2012

We will find the key to our liberation only when we accept that what we once did to survive is now destroying us.

- Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

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