Teleological Error

Thought Technology


There is no way to pleasantly tell an idiot that they are an idiot without communicating Negative Emotional Data.  Nature wouldn’t even attempt to do so, it would just kill you.  The first actor in the relationship of mutual depreciation is the person who is wrong and who doesn’t want to acknowledge their failure.  This is why in science you have to retract assertions that have proven incorrect.  In the scenario above the person who doesn’t recognize the authority of reason and participate with it causes the problem by not being able to detect their own horse shit and not being willing to correct it and participate with reason.  As long as they are protecting their error they are responsible for the entire argument as long as the other person doesn’t over react.  But since they were not smart enough to detect their own error they don’t get to be…

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