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58 Post author: daenerys 25 November 2012 11:33PM

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Comment author: Daniel_Burfoot 25 November 2012 06:50:16AM *  12 points [-]

I completely accept that the father's statement was framed poorly and that he should have been more tactful and diplomatic, but that seems like a relatively minor misdemeanor and is also unrelated to the points raised in your original comment.

I am going to stand by my basic claim that rationalists should try to build an environment where people can make statements about their perceptions of reality without fear of social repercussions.

Comment author: satt 26 November 2012 04:15:29AM 5 points [-]

I am going to stand by my basic claim that rationalists should try to build an environment where people can make statements about their perceptions of reality without fear of social repercussions.

I reserve the right to publicly spurn insults, nagging, implicit normative claims, misleading innuendoes, and outright falsehoods, whether or not they're presented as statements about someone's perceptions of reality.

Comment author: Strange7 27 November 2012 02:23:26AM 0 points [-]

Avoiding the environment in question is fine. Would you work to disrupt it's formation or use?

Comment author: satt 27 November 2012 06:52:22AM 0 points [-]

In the sense of downvoting or calling out people who insult, nag, etc.? Sure.

Comment author: TorqueDrifter 27 November 2012 07:02:54AM -1 points [-]

Are you saying you would prefer that insults, nagging, implicit normative claims, misleading innuendos, and outright falsehoods presented as statements about someone's perceptions of reality be accepted in the environment in question (specifically, lesswrong)?