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Helen Pluckrose
Editor Secular, liberal humanist. Mother. Doglover. Writing book about epistemology & ethics on the academic left Helen.pluckrose@areomagazine.com
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Helen Pluckrose 9h
Goodbye, Mrs May. I was never a fan of you both because of the policies you espoused and because you were a typical Tory. But I recognise that you were handed a big mess to deal with & you did your best to fix it but ultimately failed. Thank you for your service.
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Helen Pluckrose 9h
Replying to @HPluckrose
Many concepts and frameworks gained dominance first in the west. Christianity, Marxism, the Enlightenment, postmodernism. That means we turn out good and bad ideas like the rest of the world. Let the whole world evaluate them and stop being provincial. We are one people.
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Helen Pluckrose 9h
Yes & they do. I have no patience for anyone who describes science or reason as western cultural constructs whether they are postmodern lefists opposing it or rightists claiming it. They're not cultural constructs. They're things humans do because they can and they see its worth
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Helen Pluckrose 9h
Replying to @JolLow
The washing up bowl
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Helen Pluckrose 9h
Yes. We've written about the ways in which it was
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Helen Pluckrose 10h
Tweeps, please give the lady who is so distressed some respectful space. Life can be hard and we never know what is going on for other people. Stand back and wish for her safe return. I wish for it.
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Helen Pluckrose 10h
Replying to @ConceptualJames
Me too. This is my greatest fear. That I've misunderstood something I've centred an argument on. I'd swallow it,admit the error, thank the corrector but I'd also die a bit inside. I can't glory in anyone else going through that in reality.
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Helen Pluckrose 10h
Black tea is real tea
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Helen Pluckrose 10h
Hmm. We think that tech is the future and it probably is but that doesn't mean the majority of people will understand it. Am currently stunned to learn from my daughter that 18 students out of 260 have chosen computer science for GCSE. 14 boys, 4 girls.
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Helen Pluckrose 11h
My aim is to do the opposite of this!
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Helen Pluckrose 12h
Replying to @LooraKennedy
Why couldn't you help but think this, Laura? XD Yours is a complicated and yet also remarkably orderly brain. I am a fan of it & would like to have tea with it again soon.
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Helen Pluckrose 12h
The child is very kind. She's finally going to watch the GoT finale and she's determined to enjoy it to show loyalty to all the people who put their heart and soul into it. She writes fantasy novels and gets hurt if people don't like them so feels empathy.
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Helen Pluckrose 14h
Replying to @DurinnM
Thank you. Kindly put your balls away.
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Helen Pluckrose 15h
Wall Street Journal. They pressured Gender, Place and Culture to get our ID and they demanded it from us. We'd agreed for ethical reasons that if we were ever asked directly if our paper wasn't sincere by a journal, we would admit it.
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Helen Pluckrose 15h
We got caught.
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Helen Pluckrose 15h
Replying to @HPluckrose
Ha! The patriarchy relented. :) Essay forthcoming, tweeps.
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Marcus 18h
When you forget you have a kid
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Helen Pluckrose 16h
Don't judge me! I was in America! Kevin had driven a long way after a busy day! I was being a good hostess!
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Helen Pluckrose 16h
Yes. People won't go to college for nearly a decade if they can earn as much digging ditches. And people won't pay £100 for a burger so that servers can earn as much as solicitors.
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Helen Pluckrose 17h
Only if you think making money makes people superior. Indian British culture is strongly orientated towards going into medicine or engineering & Sikhs are the richest group. That's great but it doesn't make them superior to a historian. Just richer.
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