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George Saunders: what writers really do when they write | Books | The Guardian
"It might be more accurate to say that it occurred to him to do so; in a split-second, with no accompanying language, except maybe a very quiet internal 'Yes.'
"He just liked it better that way, for reasons he couldn’t articulate, and before he’d had the time or inclination to articulate them.
"An artist works outside the realm of strict logic."
...
"The artist, in this model, is like the optometrist, always asking: Is it better like this? Or like this?
"The interesting thing, in my experience, is that the result of this laborious and slightly obsessive process is a story that is better than I am in 'real life' – funnier, kinder, less full of crap, more empathetic, with a clearer sense of virtue, both wiser and more entertaining.
"And what a pleasure that is; to be, on the page, less of a dope than usual."
george_saunders  guardian  writer  writing  author  essay  book  2017  2010s  art  expression  logic  donald_barthelme  gerald_stern  albert_einstein  quote  method  empathy  social_media  leo_tolstoy  problem  fiction  metaphor 
march 2017 by cluebucket
5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters
5. Wait For One Of Them To Break The Law, Then Talk Only About That
4. Convince The Powerful Majority That They're The Oppressed Ones
3. Focus On Their Most Frivolous Complaints (And Most Unlikable Members)
2. Pit Two Disadvantaged Groups Against One Another (And Insist That Only One Can "Win")
1. Insist That Any Change Will Ruin The World
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february 2017 by cluebucket
White Nationalism and the Ethics of Medieval Studies | MetaFilter #6861797
"this pre-nationalism world-view is, indirectly, part of what draws racists to the medieval period. For their world-view to make sense, there must be some mystical past in which the races were separate, because if there have always been just random groups of people mingling genetics, languages, and cultures, then the whole idea of distinct races is holed below the waterline."
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @yashar
K I h8 CNN (got explicit reasons why) but this is kinda gold
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december 2016 by cluebucket
pro-life-belief-chart.png (575×1330)
Is this policy consistent with the belief that women should face consequences for having sex?
image  chart  policy  law  amptoons.com  png  abortion  health  morality  logic  government  belief  fallacy  punishment  women  sex  breakdown  takedown 
november 2016 by cluebucket
Cognitive bias cheat sheet
useful + also there's big azz infographic w/ tiny text
"
1. We don’t see everything. Some of the information we filter out is actually useful and important.
2. Our search for meaning can conjure illusions. We sometimes imagine details that were filled in by our assumptions, and construct meaning and stories that aren’t really there.
3. Quick decisions can be seriously flawed. Some of the quick reactions and decisions we jump to are unfair, self-serving, and counter-productive.
4. Our memory reinforces errors. Some of the stuff we remember for later just makes all of the above systems more biased, and more damaging to our thought processes.
"
guide  betterhumans.coach.me  buster_benson  list  category  reference  cognition  bias  knowledge  information  mistake  problem  truth  psychology  logic  imagination  memory  infographic 
october 2016 by cluebucket
How Smart Is a City Raccoon?
crystallized intelligence (assoc w/ experience) and fluid intelligence ("ability to think logically and solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge")... city raccoons got'em
via Tbeck
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april 2016 by cluebucket
In oral arguments for the Texas abortion case, the three female justices upend the Supreme Court’s balance of power.
"I counted two instances in which Roberts tried to get advocates to wrap up as Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor simply blew past him with more questions. There was something wonderful and symbolic about Roberts losing almost complete control over the court’s indignant women, who are just not inclined to play nice anymore."

blow-by-blow
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Voting paradox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the prob w/ 3-party ish depending on this conditional spread: "the voting paradox of cyclical societal preferences implies that the election has no Condorcet winner: no candidate who can win a one-on-one election against each other candidate."
paradox  vote  wiki  wikipedia  election  problem  logic  candidate  condorcet  marquis_de_condorcet  18th_century  politics  group  individualism  choice  correlation  majority 
march 2016 by cluebucket
roqayah | Rejecting Bourgeois Feminism
"They aren’t looking for women to dismantle an oppressive system but to join it, to become a part of the establishment class. This isn’t liberatory political consciousness, but the politics of superficial preservation for those at the top."
roqayah_chamseddine  roqchams.com  roqayah  2016  2010s  archive  op-ed  politics  feminism  prison  hillary_clinton  geo_group  immigration  america  takedown  jessica_valenti  sady_doyle  protest  argument  logic  politician 
february 2016 by cluebucket
THE PRO-CHOICE ACTION NETWORK: "THE ONLY MORAL ABORTION IS MY ABORTION"
"So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion."
joyce_arthur  2000  2000s  canada  pro-choice  abortion  prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org  anecdote  protest  hypocrisy  choice  secret  america  australia  europe  1990s  health  women  logic  fallacy  pregnancy 
february 2016 by cluebucket
glyn: The 10 assertive rights of an individual
Assertive Right #1: I have the right to judge my own behavior, thoughts, and emotions and to take the responsibility for their initiation and consequence.
Assertive Right #2: I have the right to offer neither reason nor excuse to justify my behavior.
Assertive Right #3: I have the right to judge whether I am responsible for finding solutions to others' problems.
Assertive Right #4: I have the right to change my mind.
Assertive Right #5: I have the right to say, ``I don't know.''
Assertive Right #6: I have the right to make mistakes and be responsible for them.
Assertive Right #7: I have the right to be independent of the good will of others before coping with them.
Assertive Right #8: I have the right to be illogical in making decisions.
Assertive Right #9: I have the right to say, ``I don't understand.''
Assertive Right #10: I have the right to say, ``I don't care.''

these were not told/modeled to me as a child (rather, sometimes anti-modeled?) lol cry
glyndk  blogspot  rights  assertion  behavior  coping  consequence  emotion  mistake  life  stress  logic  independence  2008  2000s  list  tip  rule  confidence  self-esteem 
january 2016 by cluebucket
Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies? | Big Think
"Many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans... But that’s not all you need. You have to attach to the uterine wall, the inside of a womb, a woman’s womb. But if you’re going to hold that as a standard, that is to say if you’re going to say when an egg is fertilized it’s therefore has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison?"

"To squander resources on this argument based on bad science, on this lack of understanding... it's frustrating."
bigthink.com  bill_nye  uterus  egg  scientist  science  abortion  rights  body  2015  2010s  logic  understanding  women  men  law  ignorance  video  frustration  education  patriarchy 
december 2015 by cluebucket
Just asking questions - RationalWiki
"a way of attempting to make wild accusations acceptable (and hopefully not legally actionable) by framing them as questions rather than statements."

"JAQing off" -- lol!
rationalwiki.org  wiki  ration  logic  argument  question  jaq  rhetoric  definition  technique  speech  debate  truther  truth 
december 2015 by cluebucket

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