Look, I’m only trying to help… If all such Best paid crypto signals Telegram crypto-prescripto techniques (and there are more) fail me, and someone reveals the ways in which there can be no denying that I’m giving advice, I can switch swiftly to a “well, what’s wrong with that?” approach. But I’d best do that stealthily too. It’s no good saying I’m against advice and then when pressed claiming that I’m for it. Still, I can have much the same effect under the radar, if after being cornered, I act wounded, saddened by their lack of gratitude for my generous offer of guidance. That should shut them up.

Double protecting: I can use these tricks to sneak in any kind of judgment or advice, but they have special powers when applied to judging and advising that people shouldn’t judge or give advice. Once my judgment against judgment gets a foothold of credibility in conversation, I can use it to deflect any challenges on the merits of my judgment against judgment. I can employ the theory to deflect any critique of my theory. If someone says, “Jeremy, your advice is flawed,” in addition to all these tricks that let me deny that I’ve given advice, I can also simply claim that they’re being judgmental. Double protecting a theory like this is an old trick for putting totalitarian dogmas on firm footing.

I’m an out- of-the-closet theorist in anti-theory society. I’m an evolutionary epistemologist, meaning a researcher and teacher focused on the ways we all generalize, drawing conclusions from inconclusive data, shopping among interpretations of evidence, theorizing and employing abstractions whether we know it or not. I look at how we do this stuff and how we could do it better.

I have worked in businesses, non-profits and academics. My Ph.D. is in Evolutionary Epistemology and I also have a Masters in public policy. I’ve written several e-books including “Negotiate With Yourself and Win! Doubt Management for People who can hear themselves think,” and “Executive UFO: A Field Guide to Unidentified Flying Objectives in the Workplace.” I have taught college-level psychology, sociology, Western History, theology, philosophy and English. I’m currently a research collaborator with Berkeley professor Terrence Deacon in what’s called Emergence theory: How life emerges from non-life and how things change when it does.

Spiritually, I’m a Taowinist, a cross between Tao and Darwin, meaning I think of life as a difficult open-ended tension between holding on and letting go. The path to living well isn’t through finding something eternal to hold on to or letting go of everything as some spiritualists suggest, but in managing and appreciating the tension, especially through the arts and sciences. Philosophically and interpersonally, I’m an Ambigamist: Deeply romantic and deeply skeptical.

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