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Sunday, 29 August 2010


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Dan Hicks

Are you stumping for niceness here or just opposed to the identification of rationality and dickishness?


I'm trying not to be a total dick, yes. (He's also sick. He deserves some extra nice treatment just because of that.) I actually expected the first comment to dispute whether or not he identified the two. So I'm pleasantly surprised it did not.

Myers wrote this in the comments thread:

"What's wrong with some of you people? Of course going to the hospital was the rational decision. But people aren't rational, not even me. Rationality is an artificial state that we have to work to achieve. My point here is that my goad was concern about the impressions my neglect would leave with other people." -Myers

A very sophisticated defense of his position (whatever that might be), isn't it?


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