So now the count is up to at least double figures. In nearly three years blogging, I've been accused of being the same person as: a Shivangi, a Shivam, "Illogical Truisms", a Sudhakar, "anon1118", "FloggerDelux", a Nikhil Darell, sundry other anonymous commenters, a Rakesh ... and most recently, according to a comment I got that's unrelated to the post it's on, I'm a Purvi.
All the accusers are fully certain of the results of their deductive powers; some have even called themselves "very bright" for figuring out that I'm one or the other of all these people.
Schizophrenic? Who, us? Not on our lives!
May 16, 2007
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Best ignored Dilip. suggest you dont bother keeping track.
Interesting nugget I found at overcomingbias.com, wanted to share it:
Bryan Caplan's Myth of the Rational Voter:
Bryan's hypothesized "process of irrationality":
Be rational on topics where you have no emotional attachment to a particular answer.
On topics where you have an emotional attachment to a particular answer, keep a "lookout" for questions where false beliefs imply a substantial material cost for you.
If you pay not substantial material costs of error, go with the flow; believe whatever makes you feel best.
If there are substantial material costs of error, raise your level of intellectual self-discipline in order to become more objective.
Balance the emotional trauma of heightened objectivity - the progressive shattering of your comforting illusions - against the material costs of error.
Yeah, just who ARE you, Dilip?
just who ARE you
Us. Him. You. We all. She over there.
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