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Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« on: February 28, 2009, 01:18:45 am »
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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 02:50:49 am »
Just so everyone's clear, every concept in the PD has been said before, in one holy book or another. To me, that's the point. The PD distilled and rephrased Universal Somethings. That's one of the reasons BIP came easily to me.

This isn't a diss against BMW. He just gave me a jumping off point.

To me, what I found in Discordia wasn't new knowledge, it was a better way of explaining old knowledge.


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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 02:53:54 am »
Just so everyone's clear, every concept in the PD has been said before, in one holy book or another. To me, that's the point. The PD distilled and rephrased Universal Somethings. That's one of the reasons BIP came easily to me.

This isn't a diss against BMW. He just gave me a jumping off point.

To me, what I found in Discordia wasn't new knowledge, it was a better way of explaining old knowledge.



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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 05:12:46 am »
Confirmation Bias.




I know, someone's already said it, but I was just reading something about it and it struck me as so right.

The first time I learned about cognitive bias, I thought of Law of Fives too.

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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009, 03:26:25 pm »
There are lots of different cognitive biases.

Also, various approaches labelled constructivism could also be of interest.  I recommend Alexander Wendt.

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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009, 10:07:35 pm »
I'd be interested in knowing the other sources the PD draws from.  I only read it once, so i don't have much on these kinds of details.

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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2009, 03:03:48 am »
There are lots of different cognitive biases.

Do you know if the Wiki is comprehensive?  If not, do you have a better source?

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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2009, 03:36:30 pm »
I don't know if Wikipedia's is or not, but the MIT Cognitive Sciences Encyclopedia is pretty much all that.

I was more making the point that not all cognitive biases can relate back to the Law of Fives.

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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2009, 05:01:11 pm »
Confirmation Bias.




I know, someone's already said it, but I was just reading something about it and it struck me as so right.

I'm a bigger fan of optimism bias.  Every week, I watch my planner decide to spend huge amounts of money based on the fact that nobody will call in sick, waste time, make mistakes, do something the slow way, and on the fact that God will come down with unicorns and pink monkeys and make everything go well.

Then I make him redo the schedule, based on reality.  And I STILL wind up over budget.
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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009, 10:41:48 pm »
Confirmation Bias.




I know, someone's already said it, but I was just reading something about it and it struck me as so right.

I'm a bigger fan of optimism bias.  Every week, I watch my planner decide to spend huge amounts of money based on the fact that nobody will call in sick, waste time, make mistakes, do something the slow way, and on the fact that God will come down with unicorns and pink monkeys and make everything go well.

Then I make him redo the schedule, based on reality.  And I STILL wind up over budget.

That's the problem with having philosophers doing the plumbing.

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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2009, 11:50:07 am »
Everything that the PD said, Stephen Colbert said first, at least 40 years before, more like 50.

If you don't believe me, review chapters 6 & 8.

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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2009, 06:29:03 am »
Everything that the PD said, Stephen Colbert said first, at least 40 years before, more like 50.

If you don't believe me, review chapters 6 & 8.

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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2009, 07:09:25 am »
Confirmation Bias.




I know, someone's already said it, but I was just reading something about it and it struck me as so right.

I'm a bigger fan of optimism bias.  Every week, I watch my planner decide to spend huge amounts of money based on the fact that nobody will call in sick, waste time, make mistakes, do something the slow way, and on the fact that God will come down with unicorns and pink monkeys and make everything go well.

Then I make him redo the schedule, based on reality.  And I STILL wind up over budget.

That's the problem with having philosophers doing the plumbing.

     'Cuz they're all carpenters.
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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2009, 08:44:25 am »
Everything that the PD said, Stephen Colbert said first, at least 40 years before, more like 50.

If you don't believe me, review chapters 6 & 8.

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Re: Another phrase for the Law of Fives.
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2009, 11:33:57 am »
Confirmation Bias.




I know, someone's already said it, but I was just reading something about it and it struck me as so right.

I'm a bigger fan of optimism bias.  Every week, I watch my planner decide to spend huge amounts of money based on the fact that nobody will call in sick, waste time, make mistakes, do something the slow way, and on the fact that God will come down with unicorns and pink monkeys and make everything go well.

Then I make him redo the schedule, based on reality.  And I STILL wind up over budget.

That's the problem with having philosophers doing the plumbing.

     'Cuz they're all carpenters.

I will take that as a Jesus joke.