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!


  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.

  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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