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    Thread: Roe v. Wade is gone.
Post: RE: Roe v. Wade is gone.

I've never been the most knowledgeable on the legal side of things. Yet, there are two opinions about this that I find odd. The first one says this is good because it's returning power to the people. ...
John 6IX Breezy News & Current Affairs 114 1356 June 25, 2022 at 12:10 pm
    Thread: Fallacies & Strategies
Post: Fallacies & Strategies

This might be a hard question to answer without examples. But what are some good ways to refute your favorite fallacy, without labeling it as that fallacy, or giving a textbook definition for why that...
John 6IX Breezy Philosophy 86 2076 May 28, 2022 at 1:11 pm
    Thread: At what age should a child be introduced to religion?
Post: RE: At what age should a child be introduced to re...

(May 25, 2022 at 10:08 am)arewethereyet Wrote: When kids start asking questions, it's the time to answer them in a way appropriate to their age and level of understanding. I think that's a great heu...
John 6IX Breezy Religion 80 2008 May 25, 2022 at 6:41 pm
    Thread: At what age should a child be introduced to religion?
Post: RE: At what age should a child be introduced to re...

(May 8, 2022 at 2:34 pm)h311inac311 Wrote: After they turn 12, but do so in an open and inquisitive way. They have to realize that they are free to be intellectually independent and that moral respo...
John 6IX Breezy Religion 80 2008 May 24, 2022 at 12:10 pm
    Thread: Data
Post: RE: Data

(May 21, 2022 at 3:15 pm)Jehanne Wrote: US government agencies, also, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Oh interesting. It didn't dawn on me that every agency probably has its own set of avail...
John 6IX Breezy Technology & Computing 3 84 May 21, 2022 at 3:18 pm
    Thread: Data
Post: Data

What are some good online resources for finding descriptive data on groups of people? Whether that's demographics, economics, trends, etc., just raw frequentist data. Anything like the Census Bureau...
John 6IX Breezy Technology & Computing 3 84 May 21, 2022 at 3:11 pm
    Thread: Belief without Verification or Certainty
Post: RE: Belief without Verification or Certainty

I consider belief without certainty to be hope, not faith. And the examples you gave do seem to align more with being hopeful, optimistic, or confident. Perhaps it's something like: Out of all the pos...
John 6IX Breezy Philosophy 40 1143 May 7, 2022 at 12:16 pm
    Thread: Mitt Romney Is Kinda Stupid
Post: RE: Mitt Romney Is Kinda Stupid

Yeah, I agree. There's only one way to make sure you receive the money—by voting for the one offering it.
John 6IX Breezy Politics 89 2128 May 1, 2022 at 11:20 am
    Thread: Mitt Romney Is Kinda Stupid
Post: RE: Mitt Romney Is Kinda Stupid

(April 30, 2022 at 12:24 am)Ranjr Wrote: Federal student aid is forgivable by the federal government and doesn't effect private institutions.  . My argument was that it's a financial incentive. And ...
John 6IX Breezy Politics 89 2128 April 30, 2022 at 9:21 am
    Thread: Mitt Romney Is Kinda Stupid
Post: RE: Mitt Romney Is Kinda Stupid

(April 29, 2022 at 8:36 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: You may argue that such a move will compel people who didn't vote for him the first time to vote to re-elect him.. Well yes, that is the argument: That if ...
John 6IX Breezy Politics 89 2128 April 29, 2022 at 8:55 pm
    Thread: Mitt Romney Is Kinda Stupid
Post: RE: Mitt Romney Is Kinda Stupid

(April 29, 2022 at 1:17 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Doing things that make your constituents lives better isn’t a bribe. It is - literally - your fucking job. Boru Hmmm well it does sound like a br...
John 6IX Breezy Politics 89 2128 April 29, 2022 at 8:17 pm
    Thread: Crisis in Psychology?
Post: RE: Crisis in Psychology?

I want to add an argument given the above paper: That what is described as a replication crisis is more accurately described as a generalizability crisis. Science has always had a problem with induct...
John 6IX Breezy Philosophy 32 870 April 27, 2022 at 8:33 pm
    Thread: Crisis in Psychology?
Post: RE: Crisis in Psychology?

Here is a short comment published in Science Magazine, presenting some arguments against the original Open Science studies that sparked the replication debate. They discuss issues with statistical err...
John 6IX Breezy Philosophy 32 870 April 27, 2022 at 5:49 pm
    Thread: Crisis in Psychology?
Post: RE: Crisis in Psychology?

(April 27, 2022 at 3:49 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: I'm not well versed enough in psychological science's methodology to say for sure, but it's my impression that the results are calculated within a di...
John 6IX Breezy Philosophy 32 870 April 27, 2022 at 5:23 pm
    Thread: Crisis in Psychology?
Post: RE: Crisis in Psychology?

(April 26, 2022 at 12:30 am)vulcanlogician Wrote:  I prefer those psychological studies that are replicable.  One more thing. I'm speaking from ignorance here since my knowledge of p-hacking is limi...
John 6IX Breezy Philosophy 32 870 April 26, 2022 at 1:22 pm
    Thread: Crisis in Psychology?
Post: RE: Crisis in Psychology?

(April 26, 2022 at 6:06 am)Belacqua Wrote: Yes, I think a failure to replicate may be an important finding in itself. If nothing else, it reminds us not to be too confident.  Right, in other words, ...
John 6IX Breezy Philosophy 32 870 April 26, 2022 at 10:59 am
    Thread: Crisis in Psychology?
Post: RE: Crisis in Psychology?

(April 26, 2022 at 12:30 am)vulcanlogician Wrote: We need psychological science to be reliable. Hmmm I think we need a psychological science that's adaptive and individualistic. Yes, maximizing reli...
John 6IX Breezy Philosophy 32 870 April 26, 2022 at 2:08 am
    Thread: Bayesian Statistics
Post: RE: Bayesian Statistics

(April 25, 2022 at 9:16 pm)brewer Wrote: Bayesian logic application to psychiatric/psychological conditions seems ilimited. Basically because each individual and their underlying condition is often ...
John 6IX Breezy Mathematics 9 190 April 25, 2022 at 9:29 pm
    Thread: Bayesian Statistics
Post: RE: Bayesian Statistics

(April 25, 2022 at 6:04 pm)HappySkeptic Wrote: When applied to a scientific theory, the prior probability would be a guess of the certainty around the null hypothesis. Hmm does the Bayesian approach...
John 6IX Breezy Mathematics 9 190 April 25, 2022 at 9:05 pm
    Thread: Bayesian Statistics
Post: RE: Bayesian Statistics

(April 25, 2022 at 5:37 pm)HappySkeptic Wrote: If we start with a prior probability of 0.5 for the existence of a biblical God... How do you calculate that initial probability? Or does it not matter...
John 6IX Breezy Mathematics 9 190 April 25, 2022 at 5:44 pm