Korede Aderele
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weird thought/anaology on acknowledging flawed standards

Nov 30, 2018

lemme first describe what I mean by “flawed standards”: strongly accepted principles of industries or fields of thought that are (reveal themselves to be) fundamentally flawed constructs, especially over a long time. this concept is further characterized by the resulting condition of it, that adherents of such a field of though will ignore individual manifestations of its flaws due to their belief that such a standard is perfect, treating such flaws as merely isolated inefficiencies, rather than a fundamental flaw — but still two equal possibilities for such a standard.

it feels like a robust way to tell the difference between these is to identify patterns in flaws over time… it’s like trying to tell if a few minor rips/holes on a piece of cloth are positioned to form a big rip.. or just make the cloth a little more porous

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