On 4/13/13, Gwern Branwen <gwern(a)gwern.net> wrote:
My basic observation here is that
seem intractable, like religion and politics, which have long been
correlated with a variety of mental and neurological observations and
this deep-seated roots of those beliefs seems to explain why politics
is so wasteful and damaging; hence the obvious question becomes, is
inclusionism/deletionism another such case?
I think there is actually a sensible middle ground, which gets lost
because those with more extreme views are more vocal. That is similar
to politics in a way. And why would you think that
inclusionism/deletionism debates are intractable? I thought the idea
that such terms should be avoided (as they are divisive) was taking
hold and gaining ground?