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  • Folksonomies: society observation bias microcosm

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    09 AUG 2014

     The Problem of Inferring Anything about the Star Trek Uni...

    The second problem has more to do with using Starfleet as the lens through which we draw conclusions about Federation society. If I were to show some alien society a documentary about the United States, set primarily on a US aircraft carrier, with ~90% of the situations and characters taking place in a military context, my alien viewers would draw some very interesting inferences about the US (or, more broadly, all of human society). They'd think we were a rigidly hierarchical society. They'd...
    Folksonomies: observation bia scope
    Folksonomies: observation bia scope
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