I think we agree :)

Not sure I stated my point clearly enough before.

What I mean is that if something exists it exists, if something is nonsense (cultural appropriation, micro aggressions, safe space), it remains nonsense whether they give it a name or not. It's a just a name for nonsense, it doesn't make it real.

That words can materialise the worls is a concept proposed by religions, sometimes ("in principio erat verbum") ....and that should be enough to know it's utter tosh.

Things are either real or they aren't. If they aren' t, then words can't make them.

Example: here is a word for prime numbers divisible by 2: bisectableprimes.

The fact that I have named them doesn't make them exist.

Same with a lot of (but not necessarily all) the intersectional drivel.



A Grumpy Computer Scientist

UK-based AI professor interested in AI, mind, science, rationality, digital culture and innovation. Hobbies: incessantly fighting nonsense.