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Talk:Intellectual honesty

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The importance of incentives[edit]

Does anyone question that most people are motivated more strongly by incentives than by high ideals? Granted, there is some behavior that is hard to explain, such as people's willingness to vote in elections, when such behavior is clearly irrational from the standpoint of personal economics (see w:paradox of voting). But it's hard to deny that rational ignorance is rampant in our society. Tisane (talk) 18:44, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

So your argument hinges on "Open your mind, it's as clear as 2+2=4." P-Foster (talk) 18:47, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
Originally I was going to title that post "This seems obvious, but..." However, I decided to tone it down. Anyway, someone did put a fact tag on it, so I was wondering whether there is actually disagreement on that point, or whether someone just wanted to make sure a source was cited. Tisane (talk) 19:37, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

There's nothing in the mainspace that links to this...[edit]

Can anyone find a relevant link? P-Foster (talk) 17:25, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Let me Google RationalWiki that for you. There's only a couple of main articles using the phrase (now linked). ЩєазєюіδWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:37, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Intellectual dishonesty and logical fallacies[edit]

Not every logical fallacy is necessarily presented out of intellectual dishonesty; sometimes people just aren't very good at being rational, and they fail to see that they're making a fallacious argument. Tisane (talk) 17:21, 13 July 2010 (UTC)