Category: Rationality & Objectivity

Intelligent Discourse: Dear Easily Offended People: BeGinoRuss: YouTube

“The conversation about equality isn’t a competition. It’s not about who’s right it’s about what’s right. STOP SILENCE. let’s talk, it’s our first amendment. Not to say that things you say can’t or won’t offend ppl but silence is worse. The best thing about offensive material is the conversation it forces people to have. It…

Cognition: Persuasion: Study Shows Newspaper Op-Eds Change Minds: YaleNews

Through two randomized experiments, a new study has found that op-ed pieces have significant effects on people’s views among both the public and policy experts. Click Study shows newspaper op-eds change minds | YaleNews for the rest of the article. My Note (AE): From a cognitive/psychological frame, I enjoyed this article. From a “hope for…

Intelligent Discourse: Integrity: Honest, Objective, and Sincere Dialogue

Most anyone can be made to look foolish: By restating their position(s) in an incorrect, out of context, or otherwise misleading manner and then proceeding to knock-down such  straw-men; or by… Interrupting them before they have an opportunity to finish their thought/sentence/argument, and then proceeding to refute that incomplete statement as if it represented the…