Preliminary thoughts on bullshit

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.

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* When someone says “priors,” you are probably dealing with bullshit.

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One Comment on “Preliminary thoughts on bullshit”

  1. […] is in an era of Strong Bullshit. And I get how that’s an opportunity for the field despite it being annoying. But it is my […]


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