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adroth

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“Being right” is not a popularity contest
« on: March 04, 2019, 09:46:29 AM »
“Being right” is not a popularity contest

http://defenseph.net/2019/03/03/being-right-is-not-a-popularity-contest/

A well-reasoned, thoroughly researched, idea is not “proven wrong” by merely saying “many people disagree with it”. While popularity shows how many people share an opinion, numbers alone don’t prove that that opinion was actually correct in the first place. It could very well show how many people “just don’t get it”.

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Re: “Being right” is not a popularity contest
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 02:36:38 PM »
Appended to a variant of the Serenity Prayer in The Armed Forces Prayer Book (1951)