About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Monday, January 23, 2017

"Should" Shouldn't Crowd Out "Can"

"A common human bias is that when both normative (what should be) and positive (what can be) considerations are discussed together, the normative tends to overwhelm and displace the positive. That is, we are so eager to express our values that we neglect the detailed groundwork on facts needed to give value discussions sufficient context to be useful."
The Age of Em

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