Stop saying "I can't understand" (Julia Galef)

by EA Introductory Program1 min read7th Oct 2015No comments

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Julia Galef
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Have you ever expressed disagreement with some viewpoint by saying, "I can't understand how anyone could think this"? 

Julia Galef explains why she thinks that phrase is bad form, and complains about the skeptic version of this trope: "I can't understand how people could think science detracts from the beauty of the physical world." 

(Here's the Megan McArdle post she references.)

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