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cs2atny

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
— Abraham Lincoln

I am good at giving a damn.

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  • cs2atny replied to a comment by Wylie Overstreet

    The Enduring Fallacy of Astrology and Why Your Sign Actually Isn't Your Sign via magazine.good.is

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    Wylie Overstreetover 1 year ago

    Thanks for your response. I'd like to take your concerns one by one.

    "Deconstructing horoscopes does not equal idealistic, and barely pragmatic to me."

    Debunking Astrology and educating people as to its falsehoods is something I see as idealistic and pragmatic. Despite its fallacy, people still use Astrology to make major decisions in their lives. Getting people to abandon such superstition for reason and critical thinking would do a lot of good in my opinion. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.

    "This is a completely negative article."

    Only if you are an adherent to or are otherwise empathetic for Astrology. Otherwise it's just an article on the science behind a phenomena.

    "I, so to speak, 'give a damn,' so I really don't see how anything about this post is 'right.'

    I give a damn too. As I said in another comment, I give a damn about exposing bad ideas. Climate change denial is a bad idea. Anti-gay marriage is a bad idea. Astrology is a bad idea. And bad ideas deserve to be revealed with reasoned thought and evidence as what they are: bad ideas. Invariably, this will piss people off, but so be it. Change is never a delicate process. It always involves discomfort.

    That's what I give a damn about, and so, per the guidelines, that's what I contribute about.

    Thanks again for your response.

    -This is a completely negative article, nothing is "GOOD" about it, in a shallow sense of the word and its connotations.
    -I, so to speak, 'give a damn,' so I really don't see how anything about this post is 'right.'

    cs2atnyover 1 year ago

    You're combing through the comments to reply, so I'll go ahead and offer a hand to your downed ego by saying that this is a very satisfactory piece. I disagree with your audience choice, so next time shop the horoscope stories around to other blogs. Better luck next time.

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  • cs2atny replied to a comment by Wylie Overstreet

    The Enduring Fallacy of Astrology and Why Your Sign Actually Isn't Your Sign via magazine.good.is

    94

    Wylie Overstreetover 1 year ago

    Thanks for your response. I'd like to take your concerns one by one.

    "Deconstructing horoscopes does not equal idealistic, and barely pragmatic to me."

    Debunking Astrology and educating people as to its falsehoods is something I see as idealistic and pragmatic. Despite its fallacy, people still use Astrology to make major decisions in their lives. Getting people to abandon such superstition for reason and critical thinking would do a lot of good in my opinion. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.

    "This is a completely negative article."

    Only if you are an adherent to or are otherwise empathetic for Astrology. Otherwise it's just an article on the science behind a phenomena.

    "I, so to speak, 'give a damn,' so I really don't see how anything about this post is 'right.'

    I give a damn too. As I said in another comment, I give a damn about exposing bad ideas. Climate change denial is a bad idea. Anti-gay marriage is a bad idea. Astrology is a bad idea. And bad ideas deserve to be revealed with reasoned thought and evidence as what they are: bad ideas. Invariably, this will piss people off, but so be it. Change is never a delicate process. It always involves discomfort.

    That's what I give a damn about, and so, per the guidelines, that's what I contribute about.

    Thanks again for your response.

    -This is a completely negative article, nothing is "GOOD" about it, in a shallow sense of the word and its connotations.
    -I, so to speak, 'give a damn,' so I really don't see how anything about this post is 'right.'

    cs2atnyover 1 year ago

    The drop in subscriptions will speak for themselves. I can only say that I know zero people who use astrology to make major decisions. You said it yourself - topics such as climate change are worth an exchange of ideas. Let's imagine GOOD had a "topics" filter. Maybe you'd find Economic Good, Environmental Good, Charitable Good, etc. Did I list astrology and horoscopes? Nope.

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  • cs2atny replied to a comment by Wylie Overstreet

    The Enduring Fallacy of Astrology and Why Your Sign Actually Isn't Your Sign via magazine.good.is

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    cs2atnyover 1 year ago

    First, to quote another commenter: This post is really lame. Especially putting it in my inbox under the label "The Daily GOOD."

    About Good, from the GOOD is _____. website:

    "GOOD is a global community of, by, and for pragmatic idealists working towards individual and collective progress.

    Good.is is the platform for collaboration amongst members of the GOOD community and the organizations and corporations that work with the GOOD community."

    And from the Community Guidelines section:

    "Contribute like you give a damn
    More than anything, use your common sense and good manners. If you’re familiar with the good.is vibe, you know what’s right and wrong. Thanks for continuing to contribute and collaborate with your GOOD community."

    Using these sources:
    -Deconstructing horoscopes does not equal idealistic, and barely pragmatic to me.
    -This is a completely negative article, nothing is "GOOD" about it, in a shallow sense of the word and its connotations.
    -I, so to speak, 'give a damn,' so I really don't see how anything about this post is 'right.'

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  • cs2atny commented on a link

    The Enduring Fallacy of Astrology and Why Your Sign Actually Isn't Your Sign via magazine.good.is

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    cs2atnyover 1 year ago

    Agree wholeheartedly with other commenters who say this article has NO place in GOOD. I will unsubscribe if this is what will be written about.

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