User talk:Eighty5cacao/misc/Aspie notes
Example of a Chaotic Good news figure
Alleged terrorists believe themselves to be Chaotic Good, while those of opposing ideologies believe them to be Chaotic Evil. It might be easiest to explain Chaotic Good with an analogy to news events in the fourth quarter of 2010. See the debate about WikiLeaks, and how its founder Julian Assange considers his organization's Chaotic leaks to be Good for the public according to an interview with Time magazine, even though US Vice President Joe Biden has called him a "high-tech terrorist". So I guess Lawful vs. Chaotic is the subject of law and mass-media-controlled perception, while Good vs. Evil is far more subject to ideology, and the existence of Chaotic Good and Lawful Evil show how law can fall out of sync with fact. --Tepples 10:20, 23 December 2010 (MST)
- I was not expecting any comments on this page at this preliminary stage; sorry for not making its incompleteness obvious. Really, the content that is present now is a significant digression from the title — perhaps "random thoughts of an Aspie mind" would have been better?
- To respond to your comment, I was assuming that the consensus of society is a better indicator of alignment than self-identification. I did not originally intend to give examples and/or cite sources, though I'm starting to see why I might want to do so. (Consensus can be difficult to judge.) Also, I was hinting at the fact that (the effects of) "chaos" can sometimes be inherently bad, which is what U.S. military intelligence thinks of recent Wikileaks activities. Then again, it's all a question of definition.
- Now back to the issue of "digression": I was planning to cover my personal impressions of demographics at several major U.S. universities, in terms of autism-spectrum prevalence and personality types. I will explain that I am not myself a reliable observer. (The actual edit will not be quite so detailed.) This will be posted no more than 24 hours from now.
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I guess the difficulty in accurately defining Lawful Evil and Chaotic Good is part of the reason D&D 4th edition cut the alignment system down to five types. Then again, I don't think that's relevant in an essay about the real world. Oh, and I don't actually play D&D.
- Keep in mind that the page is an ongoing project. Eighty5cacao 11:17, 23 December 2010 (MST) (last edit 23:21, 23 December 2010 (MST))
- Sorry for using "undo" without discussing it first, but the next edit should adequately explain the situation. Eighty5cacao 17:27, 24 December 2010 (MST)
- I've only actually "played for score" once in my life (and I sucked really badly), so I would need a little more time to prepare a well-thought-out reply. Further comments (possibly) to come later. Eighty5cacao 11:20, 26 December 2010 (MST)
Handling editorial and TODO notes
Regarding edits such as this: If you have suggestions on content that appears to be part of an editorial comment and/or TODO note, please post here before editing the page directly. Thank you. Eighty5cacao 10:59, 29 December 2010 (MST)
- I apologize if I sounded a bit rude, and I promise that I am not trying to turn your wiki into my blog. The reason I prefer to have discussion on talk first is that the intentions of my editorial/TODO comments may sometimes be misinterpreted, because I tend not to be very clear. (See for example the "XIT" case.) Eighty5cacao 11:28, 29 December 2010 (MST)