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The hot hand and the nudgelords

John Williams points us to this post by Jason Collins. Collins criticizes embodied cognition and he’s not a member of the club, so I guess that makes him a methodological terrorist. But he also criticizes the nudgelords and is not a member of that club either, so I guess that makes him Stasi.

Remember, Cass Sunstein doesn’t really think you’re Stasi just because you express disagreement with him in a non-deferential way; he just thinks there’s “a grain of truth” to this slur. Similarly, Susan Fiske doesn’t really think you’re a terrorist just because you point out flaws in published papers written by her friends; she just thinks this gives her license to lie about you in public.

Ahhhhh, science!

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