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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 9:04am

Stupidity Is Part of Human Nature
Why we’re better off giving up the myth of perfect rationality

“There is more to be said for stupidity than people imagine. Personally I have great admiration for stupidity” – the sentiment behind Oscar Wilde’s bonmot is strangely fashionable these days. For a good reason.

The music we are listening to influences our opinion of the wine we drink, the weight of the spoon influences how creamy we find the yoghurt and our moral assessment of strangers depends on what movie we have just watched. I call this paradigm of empirical findings the ‘We’re All Stupid’ paradigm.

Scientists and academics in general are in the business of giving rational and logical explanations. So they may feel threatened by this deluge of evidence of our irrationality. And they do. But the standard response is that while the reasoning abilities of the hoi poloi may be subject to these biases, scientists, and experts in general, are safe: the ‘We’re All Stupid’ paradigm becomes the ‘They’re All Stupid’ paradigm. A somewhat elitist move, no doubt, but it is also factually incorrect: even expert probability-theorists are very easily fooled into making the most basic mistakes about probability and wine experts routinely mistake white wine with added odorless colorant for red wine.

I argue that we should embrace our stupidity. Rather than setting ourselves up to fail all the time, we should take our emotion-infused, irrational, oversimplifying mental setup as the baseline. Only in rare and exceptional moments do we manage to overcome our stupidity and achieve true rationality. (...)


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Posted: Jan 19, 2018 - 8:45am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

"Larsen, a Roseburg resident, told The Oregonian/OregonLive by phone Friday that he wasn’t using his cellphone while driving his Bayliner and referred to such allegations as “fake news.” Larsen also said a lawsuit seemed unnecessary because the people in the Weldcraft weren’t hurt badly."

 
Derp. That's what I get for just scanning the article. I wonder who he voted for?
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Posted: Jan 19, 2018 - 8:11am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

{#Stupid}

 
"Larsen, a Roseburg resident, told The Oregonian/OregonLive by phone Friday that he wasn’t using his cellphone while driving his Bayliner and referred to such allegations as “fake news.” Larsen also said a lawsuit seemed unnecessary because the people in the Weldcraft weren’t hurt badly."
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Posted: Jan 19, 2018 - 7:32am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

No Relation says it's fake news.

 
{#Stupid}
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Posted: Jan 19, 2018 - 7:28am

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Big boat being "operated" by physically-impaired, 75 year-old man while using a cell phone.

 
No Relation says it's fake news.
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Posted: Jan 19, 2018 - 6:52am



Big boat being "operated" by physically-impaired, 75 year-old man while using a cell phone.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 7:20am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
"The type of bugs, and their respective fates, were unknown. They were not identified."
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 4:50am

Kansas woman tries to kill bug with a lighter and ends up setting her apartment on fire.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2017 - 6:43pm

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I really don't remember it, but when I was three I broke my leg in such a way that I had to be in traction in a hospital for a month, then in a body cast up to my waist for six weeks. Perspective.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2017 - 1:06pm

NASA clarifies: We don’t have child sex slaves on Mars
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Posted: Jun 30, 2017 - 10:36am

Just what we need.  Some rich guy tying up traffic with his private plane.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2017 - 4:15am

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I know nothing about guns but I do know that's one great big ol' pistol made by badass hebrews.

 




50 cal handgun?? No thanks, clearly someone trying to makeup for errrr ahem other deficiencies. lol
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 6:13pm

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Ha!  This just showed up.  "Kylie" works for KMIX, alright.

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyfanking/posts/1156880667751674

 
Yeah, that's the same spam that Annie got.


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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 5:55pm

 Beaker wrote:

Mebee.  Mebee not:

"In comments on Facebook, one person speculated that the station involved was online KMIX Radio Los Angeles, whose program director is named Glenn Eisner. Also, though the station's call sign is redacted in Lennox's post, the last letter appears to be an X.

Eisner did not reply immediately to an email from the Los Angeles Times requesting comment."

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-june-annie-lennox-new-1498779406-htmlstory.html


 
I saw that in the comments but still, I think "Kylie" isn't associated in any way with KMIX and is just part of a scam. If not, that's still the story KMIX needs to go with
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 5:35pm

 Red_Dragon wrote: 

I know nothing about guns but I do know that's one great big ol' pistol made by badass hebrews.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 5:09pm

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Big fun on Annie Lennox's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/annielennox/photos/a.10150674901984589.419727.6216464588/10155613081439589/?type=3&theater

The evisceration of a stupid dolt millennial in progress.

 
It's funny because of how Annie handled it, but of course it's the Nigerian all-stars running a scam. Anyone with a song on soundcloud probably gets dozens of these... all trying to sell some management services... which, when they're not actually promoted to 150 stations etc etc, the musician will have no way to prove it or even suspect anything's afoul.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 5:06pm

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Auctioneers!
This one has photos on his $800 phone of stuff to put in his ad. He doesn't know how to email them, so he said he'd text them to us. So what got texted to us was 8 screenshots of his camera roll. 

:squint:

 
{#Lol} Maybe you can get him to fax them.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 4:19pm

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Big fun on Annie Lennox's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/annielennox/photos/a.10150674901984589.419727.6216464588/10155613081439589/?type=3&theater

The evisceration of a stupid dolt millennial in progress.

 
Be kind to our millennial friends, Beak.  One day they will be old and have no Woodstock or cool bands to look back upon, not to mention all the cringing over pics of themselves with hipster beards and yoga pants.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 7:04am

He thought a book would stop a bullet and make him a YouTube star. Now he’s dead.
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