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Bo Winegard
Exiled academic promoting science, discourse, debate, and the conservation of the values of the West. Culture wars, movies, psychology, and cute animals.
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Bo Winegard 19m
Replying to @OppThumb
French/Russian Revolutions
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Bo Winegard 20m
Replying to @BDSixsmith @wmslamcan
I'm one of those assholes who everybody needs at karaoke because I'm so awful that the other people start thinking "hey, maybe I can really sing."
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Bo Winegard 22m
Replying to @Phrost
Yes
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Bo Winegard 24m
Replying to @BDSixsmith
😆 I went through that phase when I was 20 and realized that I had no real musical talent. At least you have talent.
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Bo Winegard 25m
Replying to @ScottRoss15
I think if you look at most work in social science (by real experts), you will find it's reasonably understandable. But it's fucking boring. Who wants to read carefully a long article on GWAS or twin studies? I don't like reading them, and I love the topic.
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Bo Winegard 26m
I think it's a perfectly useful word so long as it is not mistaken for some metaphysically real substance.
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Bo Winegard 26m
Replying to @jollyheretic
The club of people blocked by Taleb is large enough to fill a capital city by now.
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Bo Winegard 27m
Replying to @TheTheGrinch7
Right, I agree. That's why political bias of social science bothers me so much.
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Bo Winegard 28m
Replying to @planes_great
Founders disdained rule by the mob, although both parties appeal shamelessly to the people today when convenient.
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Bo Winegard 30m
LOL it really is
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Bo Winegard 30m
Replying to @TellYourSonThis
British accent adds perception of at least 10 IQ points
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Bo Winegard 30m
It the real world, most people aren't going to read through complicated and boring journal articles to come to well-informed opinions about complex scientific problems. Which is precisely why people need to trust experts. And thus why experts need to be trustworthy.
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Bo Winegard 33m
Indeed. I'm sure he's aware. Just giving me a good ribbing : )
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Zetetic Advocate 5h
One of the hardest truths to accept is when paraphrases one of your replies to him & he milks it for another tweet (lol). Of course he’s showing great wisdom in this since it’s full of wisdom & Bo is generally wise (now I know how felt when Bo posted capys).
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Bo Winegard 36m
😂 Good tweeters steal.......
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Bo Winegard 4h
Replying to @InezFeltscher
Yes, that's a good point. I think it's a mistake to think the threat is one of authoritarianism. To me, the threat is one of excessive crudeness and polarization. Trump is largely a symptom, but he makes everything just a bit worse.
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Bo Winegard 4h
Replying to @DrMikeBrooks
It is a great saying
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Bo Winegard 4h
I think we'd probably lose nothing if everybody agreed to a moratorium on posting videos of people acting like idiots on social media. When shame is deserved, and it often is, it should be community shame, not the shame of hundreds of thousands or even millions of twitter users.
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Bo Winegard 4h
Replying to @SandWic21664377
Yes. The ideologue is more dangerous than the cynic.
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Melissa Chen 5h
Replying to @EPoe187
Against Empathy by Paul Bloom is essential reading
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