[EM] [CES #8973] Score Voting and Approval Voting not practically substantially different from Plurality?

Abd ul-Rahman Lomax abd at lomaxdesign.com
Thu Jun 27 08:17:36 PDT 2013

At 06:01 PM 6/25/2013, Jameson Quinn wrote:
>I suspect it may be a matter of social norms. I grew up listening to 
>theoretical physicists argue (my mother is one). They love a good 
>fight, and the kind of language Stephen used here is actually 
>consistent with a deep underlying respect in that context. I've 
>certainly also seen contexts where it would be unutterably rude. On 
>the internet, it's probably best to err on the side of assuming good faith.

That's from the "recipient" perspective.

I went to Cal Tech, and, my first two years there, we all sat with 
Richard P. Feynman for physics. We had Linus Pauling for chemistry. 
And we talked with each other like very smart, very self-confident, 
in-your-face jerks. And we loved it. Don't like it? Who let you in?

(And we were all male, of course, at that time.)

However, most of the world is not like that. I remember making a 
self-deprecatory joke. At least I thought it was self-deprecatory, it 
pretended to arrogantly think that my wife wouldn't be able to 
understand a conversation I was having, on a walk, with a very bright 
psychotherapist who was an old friend. I was in the doghouse for 
years over that joke.

She was, see, from another planet. Earth. 

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