El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
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What's wrong with the world

In which the nonstandard mind of Scott Alexander ponders the nonstandard mind of G.K. Chesterton.
At its worst, I worry Chesterton has actually lost, through atrophy, the ability to think in a straight line. Like, there must be at least one thing which is approximately the way it appears, and I’m not convinced Chesterton will be able to notice it. Ask him whether we should drown puppies, and he will come up with an extremely convincing argument that we should drown puppies precisely because we abhor cruelty to animals.
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