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    Default Cringey Shit Brilliant People Have Said.

    Use this thread to post cringey and stupid things otherwise brilliant people have said.

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    Schopenhauer's view of women is the most retarded incel-tier shit ever.



    Instead of calling them beautiful, there would be more warrant for describing women as the unaesthetic sex. Neither for music, nor for poetry, nor for fine art, have they really and truly any sense or susceptibility; it is a mockery if they make a pretense of it in order to assist their endeavor to please.
    -- On Women
    Taken as a whole, women are . . . thorough-going philistines, and quite incurable.
    -- On Women
    The Barnum or Forer effect is the tendency for people to judge that general, universally valid statements about personality are actually specific descriptions of their own personalities. A "universally valid" statement is one that is true of everyone—or, more likely, nearly everyone. It is not known why people tend to make such misjudgments, but the effect has been experimentally reproduced.

    The psychologist Paul Meehl named this fallacy "the P.T. Barnum effect" because Barnum built his circus and dime museum on the principle of having something for everyone. It is also called "the Forer effect" after its discoverer, the psychologist Bertram R. Forer, who modestly dubbed it "the fallacy of personal validation".

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    Schopenhauer is popular with manospherians.

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