Second new gemlog post, on why playing "Devil's Advocate" to try and learn stuff is ineffective at best and actively shitty at worst.

gemini://petrichor.me/gemlog/0

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@petrichor I don't think I was ever one for playing devil's advocate, but I did write an entire thesis on the use of thought experiments: those abstract "what if... ?" questions. Now, I feel like they fall into a similar category as playing devil's advocate. Thought experiments are intellectual games that ignore people's lived experiences. The question "what if you swapped genders for a day?" takes on a very different cadence for people of trans lived experience than for cis people, for example.

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