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'''Hollywood rationality''' is a popular stereotype of what rationality is about. It presents "rationalists" as word-obsessed, floating in endless verbal space disconnected from reality, reciting figures to more decimal places than are necessary, or [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSpock speaking in a dull monotone]. Hollywood rationalists also tend to either not have strong (or any) emotions. When they do, they often do not express them. Needless to say, this has nothing to do with actual [[rationality]].
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'''Hollywood rationality''' is a popular stereotype of what rationality is about. It presents "rationalists" as word-obsessed, floating in endless verbal space disconnected from reality, reciting figures to more decimal places than are necessary, or [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSpock speaking in a dull monotone]. Hollywood rationalists also tend to either not have strong (or any) [[emotion]]s. When they do, they often do not express them. Needless to say, this has nothing to do with actual [[rationality]].
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 05:28, 20 October 2011

Hollywood rationality is a popular stereotype of what rationality is about. It presents "rationalists" as word-obsessed, floating in endless verbal space disconnected from reality, reciting figures to more decimal places than are necessary, or speaking in a dull monotone. Hollywood rationalists also tend to either not have strong (or any) emotions. When they do, they often do not express them. Needless to say, this has nothing to do with actual rationality.

See also

External links

  • Straw Vulcan - TV Tropes Wiki entry discussing the problems with the common stereotype.