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Five Geek Social Fallacies

I can remember being guilty of all of these fallacies at one time or another.

Five Geek Social Fallacies by Michael Suileabhain-Wilson

Here is something else I stumbled into
True Morality: Rational Principles for Optimal Living by Peter Voss.

I am interested in a rational basis for morality. I have only skimmed the article so far and I am not too impressed with his arguments, I hope it gets better.

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All I Want Is A Room Somewhere....

Every carrier of GSF4 has, at some point, said:

"Wouldn't it be great to get all my groups of friends into one place for one big happy party?!"

If you groaned at that last paragraph, you may be a recovering GSF4 carrier.

Guilty as charged.
I think some of those fallacies could be renamed for greater clarity.

And this bit, "It is surprisingly common for a carrier, when faced with two friends who don't get along, to simply drop one of them" has absolutely nothing to do with geeks. I find it the other version of it, the friend who demands that you drop the friend they don't like, far more common outside of geekdom than in, actually.

:P

Variant statement for GSF#4....

I don't think I've ever wished to have a great big party where all my friends were invited, but I have wished to have a great big house/old hotel where all my friends would have keys and private space to live there (if they so choose) for as long as they might wish.

As far as a big party with all my friends.... I might invite all my friends, but I'd do so with the expectation that if two of my friends don't get along, that's their problem to deal with, and I shouldn't try to play peace-maker.