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[User Picture]From: ouchfest Date: October 22nd, 2004 - 06:33 pm (Link)
Some point-by-points:

* Given all information, perfect decisions can be made. Attaining all information is impossible (or would take forever, as I said earlier and you misinterpreted), so all decisions that we make are imperfect. You write as though I said somewhere that I make perfect decisions with little information. I never claimed that. I said that I make as-good-as-I-can decisions with available information.

* I did originally just say "I like the before picture better." You did not just say "fine." You asked for a reason. NTB.

* Okay, I acknowledge that my preference for techno does not affect the talent of a rock musician. That is obvious. I don't even understand what you're arguing there.

* That's the second time you brought up some educational background you have. That will not affect the weight I give your argument. I'm getting a doctorate in psychology, among other things, and I'm proposing a presentation to the APA on the mechanics of culture in relationships. Most of what I've done for a long time has involved researching cognitive biases and culture. Due to time and motivation, I didn't explain my preference as completely as possible from psychodynamic, evolutionary, social, cognitive, developmental, and personality perspectives. Excuse me.

You seem to separate preferences from any explanation. I didn't "turn [my] preferences into something deeper and metaphysical." I briefly touched upon the probable reason that I have the preference that I do, as requested. Then you told me that my reason was wrong, which is absurd because you don't know me.

* Your "Demonizing the Other" reference seems a little out of place. Your examples are more the results of the media or other external indoctrination. My feelings are based on my personal experiences and are, as you have pointed out in other posts, often contrary to popular concensus. Even adding in another statement you made on the possibility of forming schemas in intentional opposition to the mainstream, that still completely provides a valid reason for the formation of a preference. You talk of self-fullfilling prophesy (I don't like prom queens, therefor when I talk to them I dislike whatever they present) which is fine! That's a reasonable explanation! You can't tell me that that makes me ignorant because that's how EVERYONE works. You admit that you make judgement on first impressions and are sometimes wrong, and I already admitted that, too. I don't understand what you think I said that causes you to write so much stuff that half the time agrees with me and half the time seems hypocritical.

This thread belongs on DPB.

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