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Comment by cynical_prof on Illusion of Transparency: Why No One Understands You · 2007-11-09T19:31:13.000Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

From Dictionary of Phrase and Fable:

Don’t come the uncle over me. Do not overdo your privilege of reproving or castigating me.
Phrasefinder says,

Laid out in lavender means prepared for burial. The phrase has also been used to mean 'show something in the best possible light'.

Comment by cynical_prof on Debiasing as Non-Self-Destruction · 2007-04-09T21:09:05.000Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

"One sign that science is not all bogus is that it enables us to do things, like go the moon."

Does this mean that "One sign that the humanities are at least partially bogus is that they don't really enable us to do things, like go the moon."?