Is this shit for real? haha – I’m taking it with a huge grain of salt but it’s funny to see all the stereotypes measured.

Is this shit for real? haha – I’m taking it with a huge grain of salt but it’s funny to see all the stereotypes measured.

z4yoo

====his has given me a laugh-of-the-day. I can’t take it seriously (I’d have to look at the original research) because it just looks like: “Let’s see if we can find biological correspondence to perceived stereotypes” and then looking for evidence that can be measured. Self-fulfilling prophecy as it were.

But it *could* be true which makes it even funnier. Hope it’s not though: I hate seeing stereotypes ‘proven’. Makes life boring.

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Sure it is. If all I have to do is read a book with every question answered and I never have to think creatively again about a solution to a problem, what’s the fun in that?

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lol, no. Embracing contradictions means: “We don’t have enough information to determine yet, so at this point in time, both possibilities remain both true and false”. In short, “N/A”.

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God Created. Makes man in “our image”. Man creates. I don’t see the problem.

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I think you’re a liberal at heart but you don’t like the direction the main movement has taken over [x] period of time.

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It’s been a while since we talked about it but your views on healthcare told me everything I needed to know. I think a lot of the other stuff you talk about that makes you seem conservative-ish is mostly posturing.

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“natural law, utilitarianism and progress.” is perfectly in line with traditional pragmatic American values, which are liberal in nature.

That’s why I don’t see much difference “across the fence” of our beliefs. I may be a little more “Dewey” pragmatist and a little more logical positivist but in the end, it’s all within the American philosophical framework.

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I guess I’m a bit Virtue ethics myself too. Never heard of it, looked it up. Seems to make sense.

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Oh utility requires some kind of pure rationalism (which is also the flaw of adam smith’s “Rational Man”). There’s a lot that’s good in utilitarianism but then when it hits the margins it falls completely apart.

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Virtue Ethics in education seems to be embodied in this guy, who I’ll look into a little later:

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This guy : https://www.utilitarian.net/singer/ is the #1 reason why I can’t embrace utilitarianism as my ethical system. He goes *way* too far.

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He’s hot shit right now. I wanted to like him. He makes sense… and then suddenly, he doesn’t. When he crosses over “that line”, I’m just going, “wtf?” repeatedly.

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If you’re hyper-rational (too rational to the point of being irrational as it were), he’d be your man. But it’s the questions he’s NOT asking which leads to the conclusions he does.

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“We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I’m going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”

I looked that up. Stephen Fry! I didn’t expect that. While I believe there were some things from him I strongly disagreed with, some aspects of his humanism definitely suit me. This is one of them.

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Without the ability to hold two or more conflicting notions we would never be able to change our minds.

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An example of what I’d consider excessive rationalism might be not noticing an early flaw in a set of assumptions and then running with the logical chain so far that you end up in a very strange place with very strange conclusions, all perfectly self-supporting but potentially entirely wrong.

Example: Can a human being be considered an economic object for the purposes of ethics?

From what I remember about Singer, this isn’t even a question he asks. He assumes and goes with this.

Now, it’s perfectly reasonable (not rational, but reasonable) for an insurance company to view people as economic objects. Everybody gets a price tag. Their whole risks/rewards matrices depends on that assumption. But – they’re aware of it.

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Oh so you guys are those “anti-categorizists” I see.

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I’m ok with limited purpose categorizations – FORESKIN!? – but as permanent fixtures which constrain and restrict growth, I’m not ok with.

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It’s still considered a hygiene solution in the USA. Probably so that parents would have one less thing to worry about “down there”. American parents and teachers hate sex education of any kind, even if it’s just washing up.

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Oh I think they do but after a while, one just stops complaining.

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Which institutional category of adult caregiver diddles kids more is sort of a ridiculous battle. It happens. Institutions cover it up because it’s embarrassing. Why does it happen? It happens.

I doubt there will ever be a fool proof system of course, but open communication is the start. [yes, I said the stereotypical thing]

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“Everybody has awkward thoughts”. “It’s good to have a trusted friend”. “If you are a trusted friend, don’t abuse the trust”. etc. I could write a handbook.

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Well that’s what makes it awkward – having to keep it inside without having an outlet somehow. But people have different abilities to hold things secret to themselves. So if you find it easier, you just have to tell yourself, “I won’t say this out loud”. But if you have a hard time holding it in, it becomes awkward, especially if you start to believe people can read your minds somehow or that people finding out would destroy your social life. It can lead to paranoia or acting out and stuff.

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It’s normal though. You think from a global perspective.

But if your whole world is limited to your family, your friends, your school… the world gets VERY very small and little issues can become very very big in your mind.

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This is why I’m REALLY glad more and more of Generation Z is getting online. They’re far less likely to go through this “limited world psychosis” problem because they’ll have access to other perspectives, or other people who understand them, etc.

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They did studies in 1948 that would be COMPLETELY forbidden today… and actually, some of them were forbidden then too…

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Since 17 yrs old here. 45 now. But wasn’t a misfire for me. I fell in love with it and still love it.

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I … not trying to show up… I.. um.. they gave me my own corner of the internet library because I was overloading it with 10,000 of my vines via some scripting I did so I could archive them permanently somewhere…

…and yeah, .. i love internet archive… :)
https://archive.org/details/kennethudut

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I suspect your wordpress is *much* much better than my internet archive vine dump. [most of them are weird snippets that won’t make sense outside of the context of Vine, which had its own culture, looped the videos and is now gone].

I might as well let it hang out then. I’ve also been archiving my brain at http://icopiedyou.com – but I made it ugly so people wouldn’t want to hang around too long.

I use it to google old things I wrote, including this very paragraph.. because I don’t trust Facebook to last forever and being public keeps me honest.

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 You should see the website I made that generated $$$ for years. Loved SEO during “semantic data” days. This one is just a big deliberate mess.

Some of it is automatic. When I make a Facebook post, IFTTT *usually* copies my post to there automatically. But not always. I have to check.

But comments like these? I copy and paste right after I finish right them… like… NOW.

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this conversation is here.

I even have a ‘text to speech’ thingie where you can click it and it speaks the page to you. Not that anybody wants to, but I love websites that have that features.

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I only do *my* half of the conversations though. Not anybody else’s words. Plus I take people’s names out.

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Nope. People have a right to their own data just as I have a right to my own data. I won’t take their rights from them.

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I want something that will take anything from the keyboard and automatically put it somewhere. I’ve tried that a few times through the years but the results were never what I wanted.

But this “Copy/paste/save” method is super fast. I automate what I can in there (twitter, youtube, facebook *usually works but not always) but keeping some of it manual forces me to look at it and when I do, I catch problems when they happen.

I stay engaged with myself. Otherwise, I might forget it’s recording and say something stupid

People like you are part of the reason WHY I don’t just say whatever I think all of the time :P But I’m glad people like you exist too. Otherwise, I might get stupid.

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Oh if I was an admin, I’d save EVERYTHING. That’s different. That’s responsibility.

You know, I have 25 months of server chat logs fro my Minecraft server STILL? I dont’ know how many gigs worth of people writing back and forth to each other. It was a VERY chatty server.

I’ll never delete those logs either. Never know when they’ll be important.

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  oh so much so digital packratting yes. Space is cheap and easy. There’s no reason NOT to save everything.

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backup, then backup the backup. Then backup the backup of the backup, all in different places and different ways. I’m way behind in some things but a loss of first level backup wouldn’t be COMPLETELY devastating but still very painful.

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You must have lost some data once. That’s what usually happens. Some kind of painful thing you lost that you never wanted to happen again.

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“if it matters, back it up. If it’s actually important, back it up in different physical places” I was taught

That’s exactly perfect. If someone knows a better way that what we’re doing, I’d like to know what it is. But I haven’t found a better way yet.

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Hard life lessons. I don’t think anybody backs up their data until they get stabbed in the stomach with losing important data.

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