Let’s reflect on where we’ve updated our views, and how we could improve our epistemics to avoid making the same mistakes again!
How to play:
- Search: Look through your past comments and posts, to find a claim you made that you’ve since updated about and no longer endorse. (Or, think of a view you’ve updated about that you didn’t post here)
- Share: Add a comment to this post, quoting/describing the original claim you made. Explain why you don’t believe it any more or why you think you made the mistake you made
- What mental motion were you missing?
- Was there something you were trying to protect?
- Reflect: Reply to your own comment or anyone else’s, reflecting about how we can avoid making these mistakes in the future, and giving tips about what's worked for you
- Be supportive: It is commendable to publicly share when you’ve changed your views!
- Be constructive: Focus on specific actions we can take to avoid the mistake next time
- Stay on-topic: This is not the place to focus on discussing whether the original claim was right or wrong - for that, you can reply to the comment in its original context. (Though stating your view in the context of giving thought’s on people’s updates might make sense)
Let’s have fun with this and reflect on how we can improve our epistemics!
Inspired by jacobjacob’s “100 ways to light a candle” babble challenge.