Rant on Nuance

Things said on twitter fade far too quickly so I preserve rants for future reference

@ jumplogic Aug 31

I understand nuance is lost when making digestible messages, but still surprised some people believe the simplified version uncritically.

@ jumplogic Aug 31

If there is nothing in a statement that makes you question it, chances are you aren’t thinking hard enough. Even axioms should raise a brow.

@ DanRyyu Aug 31

Retreating to Echo Chambers> Debate.

@ jumplogic Aug 31

People rarely change minds in arguments. Echo chambers prevent it. Conversation allows focus on finer points that can overturn views

@ jumplogic Aug 31

Don’t stake your pride on being correct. You are doomed to be wrong eventually. You’ll deprive yourself of intellectual honesty and growth.

@ jumplogic Aug 31

Take pride in both vindication AND concessions or you miss half of what justifies the views you hold. Routinely test for breaking points

@ jumplogic Aug 31

Only then do you actually value being correct over just winning arguments.

@ jumplogic Aug 31

Poking around finer points is not always apologetics. Blanket ignoring of valid fine points alienates those who’s position hinges on them.

@ jumplogic Aug 31

It prevents you from modifying your view to accommodate these insights. Details matter, these are often what lead me away from my past ideas

@ jumplogic Aug 31

At the very least you have an understanding of what makes the other side tick, instead of assumptions, and can craft better arguments

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