Julia Galef, recipient Speaking Sound podcast and co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, are not impressed by Star Trek’s less-than-minded Vulcans.
“Spock is known to be an example of imagination and reasoning, but it has been established, in my opinion, as a weak structure – a stupid person – rational and logical, because it just makes all these stupid mistakes,” Galef says in Section 462 of Geek design in Galaxy Podcast. “That’s the way to express it, ‘Ha! Reasoning, reasoning and common sense aren’t really the big deal.’”
In the franchise, Spock boldly prophesies based on his superior Vulcan ideas. Galef was eager to see how often these prophecies would be fulfilled. “I researched all the episodes and Star Trek videos – all the notes I found – and checked if Spock used the words ‘difficult,’ ‘potential,’ ‘lucky,’ ” ‘maybe,’ and many more,” he says. of all the events Spock predicted and what he said came true or did not happen. “
The results, found in Galef’s new book Scout Mindset, it destroys. Not only does Spock have a bad reputation — events that he describes as “impossible” occur 83 percent of the time – but his confidence is contrary to reality. “When he confidently says that something is going to happen – that the ship will be destroyed, or that he has found survivors – something that will not happen, and relying too much on other things, just happens,” Galef said.
Spock’s biggest weakness is his inability to understand that some people don’t always do things “right”. He does not try to change his ways, even if his wrongdoers are killed by his colleagues.
“It’s not a fresh chicken,” says Galef. “He connected with non-Vulcans in the past, so he probably had a lot of opportunities to see that, most people don’t do the way he thinks – right – he should be. And they fail to learn from the missing predictions because instead they just scold and say, ‘The world didn’t do it. as it should be. ‘ ”
Listen to the full interview with Julia Galef in Section 462 of Geek design in Galaxy (above). And see some of the discussions below.
Julia Galef for her courage in the face of public courage:
“We like to confuse two different things that we mean by” confidence. “One of these things I call ‘preaching confidence,’ and that’s how you become confident in your beliefs. Are you 100% sure your company will do well or are you 30% sure? Ndipo. And another confidence is what I call ‘socialism,’ and that’s how it is. Do you have a positive attitude? Do you speak with conviction? Do you go to monitor them and make things happen? Are you free to speak in front of groups and put your ideas out there? And what I learned — from seeing a few lessons I think are good, to real experiences , e.g. Jeff Bezos-Is trust in people what is needed for people to succeed and make them look up to you and follow you?
Julia Galef on a traditional basis:
“Some people may say, ‘No, it is better for a person to live to be 85 years old. Even if we have a longer life span, we should not.’ , social change is declining dramatically, as social and economic upheavals have changed over the past generations and new generations have taken the place of the group. ‘… To determine whether your goal of preserving modern life is biased, you might think that 85 years was not the case. , and instead it was 170. Would you think it was a good thing if the life span was cut in half – up to 85 – by genetic mutations? Would you answer, ‘Yes! Now people are beginning to change rapidly’? ‘No, this is a tragedy we used to live 170 years and now we are only 85 years old’? small things can change your mind about what you can live for. ”
Julia Galef on external tests:
“Trying to think and imagine once a stranger has already been sent into your body – as you are – and now they find that they are living in your life, facing these choices, but not having all the problems you have because you have been able to do this for years. just wondering, ‘Here I am. I’ve come up with the idea now for another two years of grad school in exchange for this degree, or to do something. What does it look like to me?’ Considering how this stranger can choose — or how to choose — I think it could be the best way to take away everything is to see what seems to be the best thing to do, except to say it. ”
Julia Galef pa Batman TV show:
“I was 17 years old, and I think this is what people in their 60’s take for granted. That’s why I just felt like I was better than them – ‘I can see that this is good, because I’m ahead, but the people in their 60s were not interested in knowing that this was nonsense.’ And I think I talked a lot to other people – I mentioned about people under the age of 60 – and one time someone said to me, ‘You know, Julia, she was always like a camp. Anyone who watches in the 60’s saw it the same way you do. ‘… And when he explained it to me, it was obvious to me, and I was very upset because I thought people in their 60’s might be so stupid, and that doesn’t seem strange to me, and I didn’t. ask him. ”
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