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  1. jlabrasca replied to the thread Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans.

    A fine distinction, but not too fine I suppose, since we are discussing anti-fact demagoguery. I should have written "religious...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 8:07 PM
  2. jlabrasca replied to the thread Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans.

    Agnostic is an interesting word. Your meaning here is clear but -- in the context of this discussion -- I've encountered a few "climate...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 5:24 PM
  3. jlabrasca replied to the thread Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans.

    Not a rebuke of slohand, nor a critique of Carole Cadwalladr's talk, but TED is part of the problem. [MEDIA] The world is long-form...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 2:59 AM
  4. jlabrasca replied to the thread At Sign Preceding Names.

    I can answer this in exactly two [2] ways: 1) My recollection of the linguistics class I took to satisfy a social science distribution...

    Jun 14, 2019 at 4:37 AM
  5. jlabrasca replied to the thread At Sign Preceding Names.

    @jqavins - Pot-ay-tos, pot-ah-tos. You say distortion, I say metonymy.

    Jun 13, 2019 at 4:20 PM
  6. jlabrasca liked JohnCoker's post in the thread Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans.

    Just reading a very relevant book now, Zucked by Roger McNamee:...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 4:07 PM
  7. jlabrasca replied to the thread Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans.

    Meta. I get it.

    Jun 13, 2019 at 4:07 PM
  8. jlabrasca replied to the thread At Sign Preceding Names.

    The @ preceding a username predates twitter. I think I remember seeing it on usenet. I know I saw it in BBS discussions back in the...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 12:40 AM
  9. jlabrasca replied to the thread Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans.

    The "both sides" thing is not itself a fallacy, but it is challenging thing to deal with when trying to explain some abstruse or...

    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:03 PM