Okay, so this post has nothing to do with ducks. I just typed that in as a placeholder until I could think of a better title, and then decided I really liked it as a title for some reason. I dunno.
Anyway . . .
There’s been a lot of talk on this blog and on other skeptical sites recently about the overlap of skepticism and political/social/cultural issues, and I think the discussion is very valuable. But I hope I’m not belaboring the point by offering the video here as the flashpoint for today’s AI.
Granted, the topics of the video are loaded ones. We’ve hammered away at them here many times. And of course, Ann Coulter is one of the most threadbare punching bags for rational progressives to ever walk upright. But perhaps it’s well worth keeping the momentum going while we have it, and this is an easy way to do it.
Thoughts? Which topic from the video do find most important from a skeptical standpoint? Most disturbing? What do you notice about either person’s thinking that gives you pause? How can a person’s views fail to overlap with rational thought so monumentally? Is the the power of emotional bias the biggest determining factor in faulty reasoning? Should we actually just talk about ducks?