Preliminary thoughts on bullshitPosted: April 29, 2014
I’ve been reading some internet and skimmed On Bullshit to do some intuition priming before tackling this topic in a science context. Here are some priors*:
1. Whether or not something is bullshit is independent of whether it is true or false.
2. Bullshit is always self-serving.
3. Bullshit is designed to influence, not to inform.
* When someone says “priors,” you are probably dealing with bullshit.