Sunstone’s Law of Absolutes (First Formulation)

Jokers and Buffoons always think in absolutes. Serious folks always think statistically — in terms of odds and probabilities.

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4 thoughts on “Sunstone’s Law of Absolutes (First Formulation)

  1. Interesting ‘law” made me think of the following “law”.
    “Jokers and Buffoons always think in absolutes. Serious folks always think statistically — yet in terms at odds with all statistical probability.” —-Tongue in mouth touching cheek?

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    • What an insightful question! Absolutely not! I think most of us move back and forth between the two sets — although, I bet a study would show that authoritarians and fundamentalists spend appreciably more time in the jokers and buffoons category than they do in the serious category.

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