Thursday, August 19, 2010

Catching Up On Reading

Since FLG was out of the country for a week, when he returned he skimmed his Google Reader and bookmarked a lot of material for later reading. One such post was this one by Jim Manzi responding to Mark Kleiman.

Unsurprisingly, it dovetails with the discussion of fact versus values that's been going on here. Also, FLG see a lot of support for this theory that one's time horizon, one's personal discount rate, if you will, is the key determinant of the value on attributes to facts. Moreover, it even coincides with the corollary to FLG's time horizon's theory that those with a short-term/empirical/scientific bias are under the illusion that they can separate fact from values, as Kleiman's blog has this famous quotation in the banner: "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

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