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Political factions usually identify with political positions, and use [[arguments as soldiers]] to defend their side. However, such dichotomies are often [[false dilemma|false dilemmas]], which can be shown by presenting [[third option|third options]].
 
Political factions usually identify with political positions, and use [[arguments as soldiers]] to defend their side. However, such dichotomies are often [[false dilemma|false dilemmas]], which can be shown by presenting [[third option|third options]].
  
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2006/12/a_fable_of_scie.html A Fable of Science and Politics] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2006/12/a_fable_of_scie.html A Fable of Science and Politics] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/blue_or_green_o.html Blue or Green on Regulation?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] &mdash; [[Burch's law]] isn't a [[scales of justice fallacy|soldier-argument]] for regulation; estimating the appropriate level of regulation in each particular case is a superior third option.
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/blue_or_green_o.html Blue or Green on Regulation?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] &mdash; [[Burch's law]] isn't a [[scales of justice fallacy|soldier-argument]] for regulation; estimating the appropriate level of regulation in each particular case is a superior [[third option]].
 
 
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Revision as of 07:48, 27 May 2009

In articles at Overcoming Bias and Less Wrong, the words "Blues" and "Greens" are often used to refer to two opposing political factions.

The terms come from the names of chariot racing teams, that differed in nothing but the team colors, but rivalry of whose fans sometimes reached the level of gang wars.[1]

Political factions usually identify with political positions, and use arguments as soldiers to defend their side. However, such dichotomies are often false dilemmas, which can be shown by presenting third options.

See also

Footnotes

Blog posts