New (?) Corollary of Frankfurt’s Conception of Bullshit


“The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.” (Seen here but apparently owed to Alberto Brandolini.)

Despite including the bullshit phrase, “order of magnitude,” this is useful to keep in mind, especially as one travels the internet, for both the folks who see bullshit and are tempted to respond to it, and for the folks who produce bullshit and are wondering why certain people may be ignoring them.

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