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Comment by jason_brennan on Wrong Questions · 2008-03-09T00:49:55.000Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

This reminds me of logical positivism.

Here's a question: "Are there such things as wrong questions, and is there some sort of test to help me identify them?"

Interestingly, I couldn't imagine any concrete, specific state of how-the-world-is that would answer that question.

Comment by jason_brennan on Asch's Conformity Experiment · 2007-12-27T04:40:14.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Check out this paper:

Gregory S. Berns, Jonathan Chappelow, Caroline F. Zink, Giuseppe Pagnoni, Megan E. Martin-Skurski, and Jim Richards, “Neurobiological Correlates of Social Conformity and Independence During Mental Rotation,” Biological Psychiatry 58 (2005), pp. 245-253.

It claims that the conformists can, under some conditions, actually come to see the world differently.