I was revisiting some discussions you and I have been having - One of the pitfalls we ran into was changing subjects in the middle of a disagreement.
So, for example, one rule could be "We can't change subjects. If we disagree on A we keep talking about A without moving to B or C".
To help us...
I thought I'd open a thread dedicated to all things AI. While we're very, very far from Singularity-like scenarios, AI is making considerable improvements in some areas.
hide-and-seek machine learning (3m)
Well, "Within my own biases" is one thing we should try and remove from the debating equation. I am sure I have biases as much as you do. I'm sure I ran into a few pitfalls myself when arguing with you. For example, on occasion, I just wanted to make a quick point and used sources without...
@Jon, did you have any more thoughts about this?
I'm referring specifically to discussing how people (for example you and I) might go about debating issues where there is a strong disagreement, avoiding the various irrational pitfalls, making a good-quality case, and so on.
To be super-clear...
I was incorrect when I wrote "There's no one sentence synopsis. " - what I should have written was "there is no easy answer to where the balance lies, because the balance changes according to person and situation".
There is, in fact, a segment long just over 1 minute, which gives you a sense...
There's no one sentence synopsis.
The video explains the dangers of 'thinking in categories' (two such categories possibly being nature and nurture), and drives viewers towards a much more nuanced approach. There is no simple way to answer it.
What prompted you to suggest any of the above?
Well, this acquaintance of yours certainly seems to have a unique character.
Fair enough. I may very well have stereotypical views about "right" priorities. For example, I may consider not being homeless a priority.
But you're right - this does...