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Response to sevenseas (Reply #57)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:35 PM

60. Honesty would include an effort to understand where one and one's cohoert stands in the

full spectrum of different perspectives on the question, that is, where one is located in that spectrum plus some estimation of the probability, as valid as possible under the circumstances, of about how many others, in this case out of 67 million people, occupy a position the same as or similar to one's own.

Yes, I/you/we are entitled to what we think of things, but honesty about that includes the fact that it's not THE ONLY truth out there and, if we're entitled to ours, so are others, so a more complete truth would be to recognize that fact.

The descriptive statistics that are the foundation of what is referred to as empirical rationalism, a.k.a. knowledge, predict that, with a sample size that big, 67 million, the out-liers, the extreme attitudes, positive or negative, are the definite minority out of the total, with by far the largest portion of the total number of opinions being distributed around 50:50.

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