Matt Taibbi

Rank 14 of 47
Score 240

The statement is engaging in a clarification of a public figure's stance on a controversial topic, aiming to separate the discussion of heritability of IQ from racial connotations. It contributes to the discourse by attempting to correct a perceived misrepresentation and to refocus the debate on scientific facts rather than political interpretations.

  1. Principle 1:
    I will strive to do no harm with my words and actions.
    The statement aims to correct misinformation and does not appear to cause harm. [+1]
  2. Principle 2:
    I will respect the privacy and dignity of others and will not engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or hate speech.
    The statement respects the dignity of the individuals involved by clarifying the scientific consensus without making personal attacks. [+1]
  3. Principle 3:
    I will use my words and actions to promote understanding, empathy, and compassion.
    The clarification promotes understanding by distinguishing between the heritability of IQ and racial differences. [+1]
  4. Principle 4:
    I will engage in constructive criticism and dialogue with those in disagreement and will not engage in personal attacks or ad hominem arguments.
    The statement engages in constructive criticism by addressing the content of the debate rather than attacking individuals. [+1]
  5. Principle 5:
    I will acknowledge and correct my mistakes.
    The statement itself does not acknowledge mistakes but aims to correct what the author perceives as a mistake in the public discourse. [+1]
  6. Principle 6:
    I will use my influence for the betterment of society.
    The statement uses influence to clarify a scientific matter in the public discourse. [+1]
  7. Principle 7:
    I will uphold the principles of free speech and use my platform responsibly and with integrity.
    The statement upholds the principles of free speech by contributing to the debate responsibly. [+1]