Per Edlund

öStersund, Sweden

About Per

Bio

I come from the land of PewDiePie and Swedish Meal Time. Not a huge fan of either, since I'm not a gamer, nor a crazed carnivore. But still. I love learning stuff, that's why I'm here. I'm especially fond of linguistics, philosophy, history and music. I care about the past as much as the future. Some of my more niched interests are transhumanism and relationship anarchy, though the latter might be more intelligible for a non-Scandinavian reader as simply "poly". Anyways, if you find me the slightest intriguing, plz have a word with me. I will bite. Sorry, *won't* bite!

Languages

English, Swedish

Comments & conversations

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Per Edlund
Posted 12 months ago
Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory
I appreciate the fact that we can watch the same talk and opine on it so differently! I have nothing to add, except that I simply must catch up on my knowledge in classic movies. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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Per Edlund
Posted 12 months ago
Andras Forgacs: Leather and meat without killing animals
I'm glad you reacted to this as well. As promising as his ideas may be, it still bothers me that he dodged the moral issues of livestock farming. To be sure, he did mention lots of other problems with it. However, I don't fancy solving the right problems for the wrong reasons. Suggesting that we need to stop killing animals because of "wastefulness" is less than convincing. To me, it's a bit like wanting to abolish slavery because of bad returns. Is animal rights really that controversial?
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Per Edlund
Posted 12 months ago
Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory
"if you have issues with the way a person delivers their speech, then that is a personal problem of yours and not hers." I think there's two sides of it. It's up to the speaker to deliver her speech the best way she can, and it's up to the audience to duly acquire it.
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Per Edlund
Posted 12 months ago
Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory
I couldn't agree with you more! I realize now that I may seem almost obsessed with her appearance, but I have lots of other thoughts about her talk that I didn't reveal because of two reasons. Firstly, others have addressed them already. And secondly, I want to focus on one or two things at a time, because writing in English is very time-consuming for me! I spend lots of time checking words, grammar etc. If I were to delve into all my thoughts at once, I wouldn't do anything but write! So, I chose to comment on something no one else had approached. I don't suggest it to be all that important. I consider it worth mentioning, though.
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Per Edlund
Posted 12 months ago
Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory
OK, this is the only time I've seen her, so I wouldn't know. I don't agree that you have to speak emotionally while debating emotional topics. English is my second language, so perhaps my remarks about "emotional distance" fail to reflect my true intentions.
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Per Edlund
Posted 12 months ago
Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory
Well, the very first thing I did was to acknowledge her courage for taking the stage. Everyone who speaks for TED ought to feel some pressure. The difference between Loftus' talk and most other presentations I've seen on TED is that I got distracted by the way she spoke, and for me it seemed to pertain more to the nature of her story rather than ordinary stage fright (or the natural qualities of her voice).