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Tolerance for idiots

Stanford’s dedication to tolerance is admirable, and the progress being made is worth celebrating. However, there is one group that has been left at the sidelines: the idiots. I am a proudly foolish individual. I do not know how to read sheet music. I cannot play any instruments. I do not know how to pronounce…

Lost in conversation

“Granted, one can’t effectively convince someone who is skeptical of the truth of P that it is true by relying on an inference that ultimately comes back to P, but perhaps circular inferences can provide justification despite being dialectically ineffective.” I catch myself nodding in agreement, strategically placed mumblings of “of course” and “mm-hm” giving…