[pp.int.general] Can we really make evidence based policies?

Martin Stolze pirate.martin at stolze.cc
Thu Oct 10 16:46:03 CEST 2013

Cal, the core of the study seems to be the >>“Identity-protective Cognition
Thesis” (ICT), which treats cultural conflict as disabling the faculties
that members of the public use to make sense of decision-relevant science.<<
The authors reasoning is not spot on he may misread the study.  To imply
that people are less rational actors is pretty bold, because it completely
rejects the idea that people may not do what is logical in favor of what is
advantageous to them. Read homo oeconomicus.

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 4:21 PM, Cal. <peppecal at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10 October 2013 16:02, Martin Stolze <pirate.martin at stolze.cc> wrote:
> > Let's see on what level we find arguments like 'bullshit'?
> I can't refuse a point when there is no point. That is a "meta" 'bullshit'.
> more from tfa: «The bleakest finding was that the more advanced that
> people’s math skills were, the more likely it was that their political
> views, whether liberal or conservative, made them less able to solve
> the math problem.»
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