Thank you professor nesson and the TFs. Great class! Will be thinking about the threads environment for a long time. Voices were much louder and unrestrained by class/societal judgement in the limited nymity environment, for both better and worse. not all ideas are created equal, and the ones that are only shared uncredited may be some of the more poisonous, but not devoid ot the individual's truth, and truth ought always to be valuable
One thing that bothered me was when Nesson said to identify your instinct, start from the other side, and then come back to your instinct. What bothers me is the assumption that thinking about the issue more will not change your mind. It's like a legal realist judge telling their law clerk, "this is the answer, but I don't know why, now I want you to fill in the legal formalism to justify my gut instinct." I think that attitude prevents honest and thoughtful discussion, which can bring differing sides to a consensus. In my opinion, we all have to be willing to change our minds.
Great class. I really appreciated the closing comments. It was a nice big picture wrap up and motivational conclusion. Anthony and Gaia were also terrific today and have been throughout the semester. Thanks to all three of you and happy holidays.