VG Reese

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VG Reese

2 days ago

Very good article. I think it is a good way of looking at social activists as conservatives. They are conserving their idealized youth and moral purity, without a true religion to usher them along this path.

A wild muddle

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VG Reese

3 days ago

The more philosophy I have read, the more I have come to like David Hume. Him and Kant are in the same proximal zone of philosophers that give you a good way of looking at the world, for me.

Hume the humane

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VG Reese

4 days ago

This is a good argument towards the usefulness of virtue ethics. Living the happy life versus the admirable life is a good distinction.

Virtue Ethics for the Modern Age

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VG Reese

4 days ago

This is incisive and I don't know what the reply back it is.

Intersectionality—A Review

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VG Reese

8 days ago

This is the third time Stephen Messenger has published something that made me rethink a lot of things. There may be other times, but I don't always look at the author. This is good shit.

The Water We Swim In: A Need to Look at Causes as Well as Effects.

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VG Reese

9 days ago

This is a good intro article to twin studies.

IQ is significantly influenced by genetics, and that heritability increases with age—the correlation at age five is 0.22, at age seven it rises to 0.40, at age 10 to 0.54, and from 18 years of age into adulthood the heritability of intelligence approaches 0.80. In an article published in 2013, Bouchard called this phenomenon the Wilson-effect.

A Striking Similarity: The Revolutionary Findings of Twin Studies

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VG Reese

10 days ago

This is some damn good writing. I suspect not many people I know would come away from this with goose bumps. It does that for me.

Why we need to think differently about AI

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VG Reese

10 days ago

This is a very well laid out article. Our morals are shifting, and it is hard for people. Assuming people are less moral than you makes you feel good.

Moral Panic, Then and Now

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VG Reese

11 days ago

Cuz I suck.

You Can (Maybe) Do It - Psychostick (with Lyrics)

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VG Reese

14 days ago

I need to explore the idea of the foundations of morality. This is an interesting foundation. Social interaction being required and how people intuitively respond to certain interactions.

There’s a morality that emerges out of the necessity of social interaction.

Ideology, Logos & Belief with Transliminal Media Transcript

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VG Reese

16 days ago

Interesting.

Reclaiming Work as a Virtue

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VG Reese

17 days ago

This is a good conversation, combining Peterson with the (correct, I think) interpretation of postmodernism from Stephen Hicks. This might be a bit tough to get through as a primer on these topics, but I am going to read Dr. Hicks book after being exposed to how well he summarizes all of this.

Postmodernism: History and Diagnosis Transcript

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VG Reese

22 days ago

Strongly written. It ends with pointing out the argument for affirmative action proving too much. The proves too much fallacy is my favorite.

Unmaking Affirmative Action

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VG Reese

22 days ago

Excellent writing. Call out racism and the perpetrators. Don't call out a whole demographic of people. It will backfire. Slurs upset people.

White Privilege: Is It a Helpful Concept?

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VG Reese

22 days ago

Very well written with lots of information I did not know. Makes a very compelling read.

Social Norms and Grammatical Forms: Do they Construct and Reinforce Each Other?

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VG Reese

24 days ago

Centralized power.

Facing Facebook: Data Portability and Interoperability Are Anti-Monopoly Medicine

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VG Reese

25 days ago

Article is good but isn't asking the right question in my opinion. The discussion attached to it addresses the article and the questions it raises while also asking if it is asking the right question to begin with. Worth reading everything, even if it takes a while.

The Peculiar Opacity of Jordan Peterson's Religious Views

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VG Reese

30 days ago

I usually don't like these kinds of articles, but this is well done.

In extremis

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VG Reese

30 days ago

Very interesting analysis.

Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis

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VG Reese

33 days ago

I need to spend more time on hermeneutics.

Understanding and Misunderstanding 'Dog-Whistling'

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VG Reese

35 days ago

As soon as I started reading this, I was thinking of Kant. Then he starts referencing Kant. And then he starts referencing Scruton referencing Kant, in a book that I think is an amazing summary of Kant and that makes it approachable. And I love it.

Facts from Values? Not without an intermediary: Notes on the Sam Harris Discussions (Part II)

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VG Reese

42 days ago

Noam Chomsky - The Minority of the Opulent

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VG Reese

43 days ago

Good summary of the problem at hand in regards to the problem facing the majority of masculine people, woman and man included.

The Task Facing Masculinity.

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VG Reese

43 days ago

No, Postmodernism is Not Dead (and Other Misconceptions)

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VG Reese

44 days ago

It is good to see the progressive academics wanting to open up the libel laws so Donald Trump can really go after the news media. Trump and the progressives are in the same mindset on this issue, and it is good to see them getting along so well.

The New York Times Comes Out Against Free Speech

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VG Reese

44 days ago

I am learning to focus on questions. Questions influence what information we accept. That is the main point of this article along with the idea that people are focusing on one question to the exclusion of others, especially in research.

The fallacy of obviousness

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VG Reese

46 days ago

Tasty.

Political Moderates Are Lying

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VG Reese

48 days ago

The new terms won't stick, but this answers my question on how these topics that are being referred to as postmodern don't actually fit that umbrella. There is no umbrella term for them, so postmodern was used.

I am fine with being more specific in my language so that all camps know what I am talking about.

I need to understand the metaphysics of postmodernism better, since the epistemology fairly evidently leads nowhere by design. I think the metaphysics lead to nihilism, which seems to be about right.

Postmodernism vs. The Pomoid Cluster

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VG Reese

48 days ago

This seems anecdotally true to me. It also seems personally true. Very interesting.

Conservation of Threat

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VG Reese

48 days ago

Jurassic Park — Using Theme to Craft Character

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VG Reese

50 days ago

Sometimes you have to shoot yourself in the foot to know that you don't make mistakes. This, of course, leads to you shooting your other foot and calling it science.

Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Displace Asians In New York's Top Schools

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VG Reese

51 days ago

This is spot on as far as I can tell.

If only Aeon had comments and other ways to dissent so I could see if I am missing something of actual substance in this debate.

The many deaths of liberalism

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VG Reese

54 days ago

This leaking outside the university scares me. I don't believe I can pass this kind of a test. It also means the university is completely shut to me as a concept.

Shibboleths That Exclude in the Name of Inclusion

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VG Reese

59 days ago

Notes From an Academic Paper Mill

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VG Reese

63 days ago

Beautiful summary and problem statement.

The Indispensable Study of Inescapable Matters

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VG Reese

67 days ago

Definitely seems accurate to me based on my personal experiences.

The Tragedy of Australian Education

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VG Reese

68 days ago

Good summary.

What Was Romanticism? Putting the “Counter-Enlightenment” in Context

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VG Reese

69 days ago

The Threat of Authoritarian Liberalism

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VG Reese

73 days ago

Interesting. I might need to read this.

Bryan Caplan's 'The Case Against Education' — A Review

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VG Reese

86 days ago

The ending is brutal and accurate. So accurate.

Tesla's Musk bashes media, proposes credibility check

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VG Reese

87 days ago

Damn, cryptocurrency needs to stay on proof of work.

Nothing is Cheaper than Proof of Work

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VG Reese

87 days ago

Damn, cryptocurrency needs to get away from proof of work.

Bitcoin’s stupendous power waste is green, apparently — bad excuses for Proof-of-Work

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VG Reese

89 days ago

The Importance of Cultural Nationalism in an Era of Distrust

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VG Reese

93 days ago

This is an interesting way of looking at the way people view the world. I am always interested in the questions people are asking, since it will change the answers they accept and how they interpret information.

This shows that the question being asked by many seeks answers that make no sense for people in a different context. The most interesting idea here to me (beyond the 3 cultures) is that colleges create this by having an administration that rewards victimhood.

Understanding Victimhood Culture: An Interview with Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning

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VG Reese

97 days ago

Brutal and seemingly true.

The Elites and Inequality: The Rise and Fall of the Managerial Class

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VG Reese

98 days ago

Elham Manea: From Fundamentalism to Reform

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VG Reese

109 days ago

Something is rotten, and people don't know what it is. They aren't wrong but they aren't right.

Noam Chomsky - A Perfect Storm

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VG Reese

111 days ago

When Liberals Become Progressives, Much Is Lost

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VG Reese

113 days ago

Yikes. These conclusions are rough. My views are not impacted by this information, but I am not a Marxist of any kind.

The left is heading for a reckoning with the new genetics

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VG Reese

120 days ago

I finally decided to get A Righteous Mind. I need to start down this path, because I am having more and more trouble understanding anyone with politics. I suspect my brain doesn't work in one of these two camps. I can read philosophers on either side of this and understand them while at the same time not getting the motivations of politics today.

Towards a Cognitive Theory of Politics

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