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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Without ultrasound

a comment at Vox Popoli: "This is going to be an election the old fashioned way, without ultrasound. We're just going to have to wait and see whether it's a boy or a girl."

When I'm Dictator of the World, all pollsters will be executed whenever they raise their heads.


Nate Winchester said...

Well you get my vote if my own dictatorship doesn't work out.

Also thought you'd appreciate what I'm marking as my quote of the day:

"I’ve yet to find one that really gets how individuals work – and every society is functionally an emergent entity arising from the interactions of a number of individuals all doing what they believe is the best thing to do given what they know and their history. Usually these folk are convinced that everyone thinks and feels more or less the way they do, which means that if their decisions don’t match up, why, they must be going against their own self-interest due to some conspiracy or other!"

Yes the author is talking about a specific group, but I think it's far more widely applicable than initially thought.