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The Perversity of High Standards 2020-12-27T14:37:54.556Z
The Incomprehensibility Bluff 2020-12-06T18:26:16.168Z
The Power & Tragedy of Names 2020-11-06T22:50:19.884Z
Powerless Moral Evaluation 2020-10-23T10:44:48.599Z

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Comment by SocratesDissatisfied on The Incomprehensibility Bluff · 2020-12-07T00:59:32.392Z · LW · GW

RE 1: yes, but it’s a matter of degree. Technically every scientific theory is somewhat unfalsifiable (you can always invent saving hypotheses). But some are more falsifiable than others (some lend themselves to saving hypotheses, don’t make clear predictions in the first place, etc.) so falsifiability is still a useful criterion of theory choice. Likewise here with IB and needless jargon.

RE 2: This may just be my current writing style! I appreciate any constructive comments on how it might have been phrased better.

Comment by SocratesDissatisfied on The Incomprehensibility Bluff · 2020-12-06T23:07:01.182Z · LW · GW

Point taken and edited accordingly.

I knew there were more than two possibilities, and didn't say the two I highlighted were the only possibilities for that reason. But I concede that the original wording unnecessarily suggested this. 

Comment by SocratesDissatisfied on The Power & Tragedy of Names · 2020-11-07T22:22:21.437Z · LW · GW

Appreciate the feedback - and have edited that section accordingly to refer to Antifa only, versus BLM. 

My impression with them is that they have deeper historical roots than BLM, though their emergence into public consciousness is probably much more recent.