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Democracy relies on the assumption of crowd wisdom, and the population in general are rational.
Quote from: alancalverd on 18/11/2023 15:45:13The Nazis had a popular majorityDemocracy relies on the assumption of crowd wisdom, and the population in general are rational. But this assumption isn't always true. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fygJKwgC9YNew York Times Interviewed WILDLY IGNORANT VOTERS Who MIGHT VOTE FOR TRUMP!!!QuoteIn this clip from episode 894 of I Doubt It Podcast, Brittany Page and Jesse Dollemore discuss a recent article from the New York Times in which several voters were interviewed about the upcoming election and who they see themselves voting for - as well as why.Even in the most democratic countries, not everyone is given the right to vote. Those who are regarded as lacking the capacity to make rational decision for the wellbeing of the country are generally barred from voting, like children, criminals, and people with severe mental illness. In the past, women and people of some races were not given the right to vote either.
The Nazis had a popular majority
In this clip from episode 894 of I Doubt It Podcast, Brittany Page and Jesse Dollemore discuss a recent article from the New York Times in which several voters were interviewed about the upcoming election and who they see themselves voting for - as well as why.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razorHanlon's razor is an adage or rule of thumb that states: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.".Other variations of the ideaEarlier attributions to the idea go back to at least the 18th century. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote in the first entry of his influential epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774, first English translation 1779): "[...] Mi?verst?ndnisse und Tr?gheit machen vielleicht mehr Irrungen in der Welt als List und Bosheit. Wenigstens sind die beiden letzteren gewi? seltener." ('[...] misunderstandings and lethargy perhaps produce more wrong in the world than deceit and malice do. At any rate, the latter two are certainly rarer.')  Another variation appears in The Wheels of Chance (1896) by H.G. Wells:There is very little deliberate wickedness in the world. The stupidity of our selfishness gives much the same results indeed, but in the ethical laboratory it shows a different nature.A similar quote is also misattributed to Napoleon. Andrew Roberts, in his biography of Winston Churchill, quotes from Churchill's correspondence with King George VI in February 1943 regarding disagreements with Charles De Gaulle: "'His 'insolence ... may be founded on stupidity rather than malice.'": 771 Douglas W. Hubbard quoted Hanlon's razor and added "a clumsier but more accurate corollary ...: 'Never attribute to malice or stupidity that which can be explained by moderately rational individuals following incentives in a complex system.'"
When the assumptions turn out to be false, we won't get the expected result from a democratic society.
When we specify goals for AIs, we must ensure that our specifications truly capture what we want. Otherwise, the behavior of AI systems will be different from what we want them to do. This can be catastrophic in high-stakes situations and at high levels of AI capability. If you watched our video "The Hidden Complexity of Wishes", you'll recognize these problems as the same kind of failure.
Please state the direction of the axis.
Most people would claim to know the difference between right and wrong, but how can we be sure that our moral compass is truly pointing us in the right direction? Although we might believe that our own moral principles are unwavering, we typically don?t apply them objectively across the actions of both loved ones and strangers, those within close proximity, and those far away. This begs the question: what is morality, and is it objective? To truly understand our moral compass, it is important to learn exactly how it found ?north.? Dr. Liane Young, a psychology professor at Boston College, explains more.
Joshua and Ryan discuss if it's possible to achieve universal morality with mathematical physicist, economist, and podcaster Eric Weinstein.
Searching for universal moral compass on YouTube, I found this.
LYRICS:[Verse 1]I miss reading the paperSprawled out on my mother?s kitchen tableI miss buying an albumTo search the liner notes for managers and labels[Pre-Chorus 1]When exactly did the next-door neighborTake on the role of a perfect stranger?Why can?t they look me in the eyeAnytime that I?m walking by?[Chorus 1]So you got yourself a moral compassWell, please be careful where you?re pointing that thingI think you?d find we?ve got a lot in commonIf you?d only let me pour you a drink[Post]OoohIf you?d only let me pour you a drink[Verse 2]I just found all the lettersAn old girlfriend from high school used to write meI can?t even rememberThe last time that I saw my own handwriting[Pre 2]When exactly did that kid from collegeStart making cold calls for Scientology?Why can?t I look him in the eyeAnytime that he?s walking by?[Chorus 2]So you got yourself a moral compassWell, please be careful where you?re pointing that thingI think you?d find we?ve got a lot in commonThat there?s a song we both know well enough to sing[Post]OoohThat there?s a song we both know well enough to sing- - - - - - - - - - - -
Michelle Wolf responds to the latest news including Elon Musk telling boycotting advertisers to go f**k themselves, France banning smoking at various outdoor locations, and Ronny Chieng and Michael Kosta join to discuss Henry Kissinger?s death.
Henry Kissinger, America?s most controversial statesman, is dead. Let?s explore the record of a man that some call a war criminal, and see what we can learn about American politics.
Henry Kissinger is dead at the age of 100. The former U.S. statesman served as national security adviser and secretary of state at the height of the Cold War and wielded influence over U.S. foreign policy for decades afterward. His actions led to massacres, coups and and even genocide, leaving a bloody legacy in Latin America, Southeast Asia and beyond. Once out of office, Kissinger continued until his death to advise U.S. presidents and other top officials who celebrate him as a visionary diplomat. Yale historian Greg Grandin says those glowing obituaries only reveal "the moral bankruptcy of the political establishment" that ignores how Kissinger's actions may have led to the deaths of at least 3 million people across the globe. Grandin is author of "Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman."
How would you compare war crimes?
When someone just died, we usually only talk about their good things.
Not if "we" are antisemites.
The intellectually puny are unable to challenge or insult anyone alive, but you can't libel the dead and they don't fight back, so any journalist or politician can gain airtime and money by claiming that the deceased was flawed. 100% hindsight can be seriously astigmatic.