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Authority figure

Authority figure a real or projected person in a position of power; one's parents, police, and boss are authority figures to some people; during the transference phase of psychoanalysis, the psychoanalyst becomes an authority figure.


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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... can't be jerks, but such blatant name-calling in a public forum from an authority figure with easy-to-trace events -- does no one think it's the tiniest bit odd? From a work ...

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by etumukutenyak
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:11 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... can't be jerks, but such blatant name-calling in a public forum from an authority figure with easy-to-trace events -- does no one think it's the tiniest bit odd?

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by marybioonline
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:03 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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... to believe things that are counter to evidence because an authority figure said so. Which are quite different thing. Or is it just to be on the right(still alive) ...

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by canalon
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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Blind faith

... thing is that believing things that are counter to evidence because an authority figure said so does not strike me as a massive evolutionary advantage. Unless you are said ...

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by canalon
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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Views: 23673

Re: Blind faith

... to believe things that are counter to evidence because an authority figure said so. That is the trait that I believe the origenal question was about. The selective ...

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by BDDVM
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:58 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
Replies: 37
Views: 23673
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