The view from nowhere

Unless you didn't get your views from anywhere at all, they are unreliable.

I have a question: who knows if Cowen's parents were/are religious skeptics? If they are, does that make him feel his own views are less reliable? I'd bet not!

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  1. This of course should make you less confident of your anti-immigrant views, if indeed you hold them.

    But only your anti-immigrant views. No need to question your pro-immigrant views, if indeed you hold them.

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  2. It's worse than that. If there is a correlation of R between X and Y, then there is presumably also a correlation of R between not X and not Y. So sons who hold pro-immigrant views also do so "merely" because their fathers held pro-immigrant views.

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