Nov 17

Epistemic : epistemology

This is an important message and may not support your tribal epistemology.

First watch this. And push through it because it is important stuff.


Then read the Vox story below. Please provide any feedback that you may have that demonstrates why this is false or inaccurate. Epistemology is cool.

“But at this point, it’s just very difficult to imagine anything that could bridge the epistemic gulf between America’s tribes. We are split in two, living in different worlds, with different stories and facts shaping our lives. We no longer learn or know things together, as a country, so we can no longer act together, as a country.”

“Epistemology is the branch of philosophy having to do with how we know things and what it means for something to be true or false, accurate or inaccurate. (Episteme, or ἐπιστήμη, is ancient Greek for knowledge/science/understanding.)”


“Over time, this leads to what you might call tribal epistemology: Information is evaluated based not on conformity to common standards of evidence or correspondence to a common understanding of the world, but on whether it supports the tribe’s values and goals and is vouchsafed by tribal leaders. “Good for our side” and “true” begin to blur into one.

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Try not to be wrong any longer than necessary.

– Unknown

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The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

– Galileo

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Asleep at the wheel

“I’ve yet to find anything convincing about the arguments Christians make for the existence of this God chap, and feel, that if he does exist, events such as the Holocaust, Cambodian massacres and Limp Bizkit illuminate the fact that he’s been asleep at the wheel for quite some time.”

— Wil Forbis

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Space Station Crosses the Sun

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