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Moshe Hoffman @Moshe_Hoffman
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Conflating correlation w/ causation?

Do humanities actuallly make us (significantly) wiser?

Or just smarter people more willing/trained to play along?
If goal is really to make us wiser, why are humanities *so* obtuse?

(Does being hard to write, read, and comprehend really help create wisdom and knowledge?)
And why is so much of humanities this strange game of finding (merely) *plausible* interpretations. (That no one else has noticed before!) And support with (only) confirmatory evidence?

(That’s the game, no? Strange, no? How can *that* optimize learning and knowledge?)
Does that game *really* make us (that much) wiser?

Or just have to be smart to play?

(And how did such a strange game develop? Why these odd rules/norms? Any clues? The humanities are *so* strange. Or am I missing something obvious?)
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