|This is how Trun quoted me in his post #197: |
Volition DOES mean trancendence...it is a statement that the variability in outcomes depends far, far more on what we will, than it does on the color of our skin. But look at what he chose to leave out. Here is my full statement from post #193:
Volition DOES mean trancendence - transcendence above the statistical norms - transcendence about where we were, where our parents were, where our peers were. We develop our skills, our abililties, we exchange effort for knowledge, practice for improvement, clarity of thought for better knowledge, discipline and self-honesty to build greater character. That's not a claim that magic happens. It isn't a claim for unrealistic outcomes - but it is a statement that the variability in outcomes depends far, far more on what we will, than it does on the color of our skin. [emphasis added] With his ellipsis, he completely dropped the context I had specified.
What doesn't he understand about volition and the exercise of will that can raise a person above the statistical norms? And, doesn't he agree that the failure of exercising will, or discipline or effort are causes for a person sinking below some statistical norm? In post #192, where he makes his "volition" statement, he is talking about "abilities" and "natural inequalities" - as if the measured achievements of adults bore no relationship to their efforts, their will, their practice, their focus, their learnings, their choices. That's idiocy!
Then he states that ROR must be a dumping ground for "...Post-modernism, social constructivism, hyper-skepticism, environmental determinism, consequentialist epistemology, moralistic fallacy, anti-conceptualism...transcendentalism"
I guess this person chooses to resort to ugly, false accusations when he doesn't get his way. And the form of his argument is to misquote someone by leaving out the context of the their statement and then attack the misquote, in an attack that has no specifics, just unsupported generalities. He just throws all kinds of mud that doesn't even apply.
He uses his little platform generously granted here in RoR's Dissent section to attack RoR, and to advertise his pitiful little lectures, and to whine that some of his little videos were shut down (as he put it, "The series is on an alternative channel because my main channel was shut down in the name of tolerance and diversity.") - Can anyone spell "Racism"?