Jeff Darcy

Free Speech For Whom?


Marc Andreessen - Netscape founder, vulture capitalist, and the most literally egg-headed person I know of - recently tweeted this.

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Besides the obvious problem of trying to poison the well by implying that anyone who disagrees is connected to an anti-free-speech . . .

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April 27, 2022

Godwin's Constitution

I've been thinking lately about how I react when somebody invokes the US constitution in a discussion. I cringe. I immediately want to leave that discussion. Why? Because, after hundreds of discussions - perhaps thousands since I've been active online for a long time - I have never seen mention of the constitution improve or advance a . . .

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May 10, 2020

How to Argue with a Contrarian

a.k.a. Information Warfare 101

In these days of COVID-19, there are many contentious discussions about whether or not to wear masks, whether or not to lift shelter-in-place restrictions, and so on. Usually there's a "consensus" opinion and a "contrarian" position. Whichever will turn out to be right in retrospect, these can often be distinguished by one side having more . . .

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April 20, 2020

Introverts and Extroverts

By now, most people reading this are probably aware of the idea that being an introvert is not necessarily about disliking social interaction so much as the effect of such interaction on energy levels. The common analogy is to batteries. Introverts might enjoy social contact, but need to "recharge their batteries" with some alone time. . . .

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April 12, 2019

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