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New A theory doesn't have to be true to be useful
If it predicts behavior better than other theories, might as well go with it. "The Republican party is based on racism, misogyny, and redistributing wealth upward."

Oh no, I don't support those ideals!

No, you just favor policies that support those ideals. Works out the same.
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Drew
New Given the proven ~40% functionally illiterate: That's a Wrap! :-/
Four out of every [statistical-] 10: remain, wallow-in, staying iggerant-for Liff.
Words fail (in the rest of 'us').

It's. All. become. surreal.
Whilst: nobody has an answer for my Test-query: "What is a stronger word than ludicrous?"

Rudderless in beautiful-downtown-Burbank* Kenwood :-}



A memorable quip from yesteryear: Laugh-In--a TV-show I've missed sorely ever since.
Gotta google to see if some wry clips are extant, under 'TV HOOTS of yore'.
     Speculation - (rcareaga) - (17)
         Anent your last.. - (Ashton) - (14)
             Conservatism is authoritarianism - (pwhysall) - (13)
                 A theory doesn't have to be true to be useful - (drook) - (1)
                     Given the proven ~40% functionally illiterate: That's a Wrap! :-/ - (Ashton)
                 Frank Wilhoit in 2018 - (rcareaga) - (10)
                     's what I sed, innit? - (pwhysall) - (2)
                         He had a tad more detail in the comment, Rand just quoted the quotable part -NT - (drook) - (1)
                             I keed, I keed. -NT - (pwhysall)
                     Is "Wilhoit's Law" on Wikipedia yet? - (drook) - (1)
                         Not Wiki yet but Google gets a variety of other sites: this pithiest-yet ∑ gots Legs already. - (Ashton)
                     DeLong has a pointer to the full comment. - (Another Scott) - (4)
                         Was a professor of political science - (drook) - (3)
                             Back from the dead? - (Another Scott) - (1)
                                 Whoops, didn't notice the dates - (drook)
                             Moonlighted as a detective in Oxford. - (CRConrad)
         Expect to see this come up ... - (drook)
         cuomo has been decrying trump/pence for years, consequences? not so much -NT - (boxley)

Ain't science wunnaful?
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