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Is it that debate (even as devil's advocate) is structurally limited when participants self-select for willingness to act?

That dynamic reminds me of the bias labeled "sympathetic point of view" as described in the essay "Why Wikipedia is not so great": "Articles tend to be whatever-centric. People point out whatever is exceptional about their home province, tiny town or bizarre hobby, without noting frankly that their home province is completely unremarkable, their tiny town is not really all that special or that their bizarre hobby is, in fact, bizarre. In other words, articles tend to a sympathetic point of view on all obscure topics or places."

That is surely not how we want decisions made about TLS.




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