@woozle 's epistemic paradox strikes again.
Jeffrey Epstein Pitched a New Narrative. These Sites Published It.
> The article on Mr. Epstein published by National Review ... was credited to Christina Galbraith, who identified herself in her bio as a science writer...
> Ms. Galbraith was also a publicist for Mr. Epstein...
@natecull Much as with 419 spam, the self-selection for limited discernment audiences is a feature.
Mass-market is by definition anti-highbrow.
@dredmorbius I wouldn't say I'm 'highbrow'! I just get literal nausea when I see Huffington Post.
or Boing Boing, frankly.
I don't know what Cory Doctorow thinks his brand is, but the ads on his site are... not very nice.
@natecull Trust me, you're multiple grades above median.
Look up Jean Piaget's models/levels of cognitive development.
@dredmorbius Thanks! I often feel like I'm in fact subnormal, because I don't really understand what makes societies tick, or how to work the levers to get things I want.
I've made a lot of mistakes in life out of assuming that the world operates 'the way it should' rather than the way it in fact does.
@natecull Incidentally, I suspect these are related issues.
You're an abstract, symbolic thinker. You tend to take messages (or social models) at face value (and I suspect most people do). But you're also aware enough to see the inherent misfit of message and model to reality -- cognitive dissonance -- and so that bothers you.
You get sucked into the cultural mythos (like most of us) but see the conflict as well, and you're somewhere between troubled and stuck.
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