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Lumifer comments on Double Crux — A Strategy for Resolving Disagreement - Less Wrong

58 Post author: Duncan_Sabien 29 November 2016 09:23PM

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Comment author: Lumifer 05 December 2016 07:39:46PM 0 points [-]

It's hard to upset me :-)

Re [2] the disagreement was about whether that joke was (socially) acceptable.

One can always come up with {counter-}examples -- iterate to depth desired -- but that's not really the point. The point is to which degree a general statement applies unconditionally. I happen to think that "a disagreement is a positive event" is a highly conditional observation.

Oh, and I don't recommend double-cruxing cops. I suspect this will go really badly.