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  • Posted 09/02/2013 04:30:06 EDT

    Hmmm.  I didn't perceive the article as being so much about grade inflation as such, but grade inflation as a category of fundamental attribution error.  And if the article is correct on this count, t more »

  • Posted 11/05/2012 09:45:30 EST

    I'm a little surprised no one has brough up Bulls, Bears and the Ballot Box, which looks at this issue more extensively.  Here's a recent Forbes article on it : http://onforb.es/VQQkra.  The review in more »

  • Posted 07/26/2010 10:38:49 EDT

    crzn: hey, I thought this soapbox was abandonded. I wouldna posted something so inflammatory if I thought anybody was still listening. That said. . . I think you'll find that most people in most place more »

  • Posted 07/20/2010 10:19:23 EDT

    SteveConsilvio wrote: Faith unites, politics divide. That's an interesting article of faith. I don't think you have to go very deep in a study of comparative religion to find that it's pretty much as more »

  • Posted 07/15/2010 09:37:55 EDT

    condensing some of my rambling and semi-relevant thoughts: I think it's natural that different people think different things are facts I think this is how people (and democracy) work and there are pos more »

  • Posted 07/14/2010 10:55:59 EDT

    If someone has already commented on this particular tautological aspect of the study, please pardon my repetition, but. . .the essence of conservatism being not changing your mind, shouldn't we expect more »

  • Posted 07/13/2010 09:53:55 EDT

    abeal49, regarding the percentage of the federal budget spent on welfare Welfare is a wonderful example of how language is used. Someone bent on minimizing its effect on the budget might construe it a more »

  • Posted 07/12/2010 11:44:36 EDT

    mooseontheloose87 - quick show of hands -- who here among us likes to admit to being wrong? Ooh! Ooh! My hand's up. More than I am comfortable with, I find myself in the position of being perceived as more »

  • Posted 07/11/2010 03:49:55 EDT

    mike236 - when you've solved the 3 body problem, come back and tell us how things are going to turn out. I find the ideas of objectivity, knowledge and causality much more limited in the domains of po more »

  • Posted 07/11/2010 12:53:02 EDT

    I suspect the authors are halfway there - reason is the tail of the dog. To expand on what Maiar wrote - the next step (and I suspect some of the authors of the Federalist papers felt this) is the ide more »

  • Posted 12/13/2009 03:40:09 EST

    I this perhaps akin to Russell's Paradox? (Bertrand R., not R. Martin or R. Branyan) more »