The journalist-rationalist showdown

"The thought police are not trying to hurt you! They are trying to police you."

Here’s a quick after-action report on the journalist-rationalist showdown—with some light deconstruction of the posts by our stars, Scott Alexander and Scott Aaronson. Again, I think these guys are two of the top working intellectuals in the world today, so I’m perfectly comfortable in judging them by the highest possible bar.

Let’s start by praising th…

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