The Fear of God: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

19 Jun

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss the horror comedy Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

One Response to “The Fear of God: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil”

  1. FictionIsntReal June 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

    I disagree that we can learn much from scripted films. See The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence. And fiction isn’t merely random (and therefore unreliable) data, it has systematic biases. Robin Hanson suggests that the stories we tend to create & absorb overwhelmingly portray a world in which virtue is rewarded and perfidy is punished, and that we participate in storytelling culture to signal that we are the type of people to naively believe that. As we get older we get more cynically accurate beliefs about the world, but by then we no longer need to engage in signalling activities to gather allies.

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