finding balance

Should we just “”fuck nuance?

“By calling for a theory to be more comprehensive, or for an explanation to include additional dimensions, or a concept to become more flexible and multifaceted, we paradoxically end up with less clarity. We lose information by adding detail.” — Kieran Healy

This is a good point.  Nuance is messy.  I can totally see how nuance in fact can make an issue less clear, especially for the limits of the human mind.  The problem is that most issues are, in fact, extremely complex.  So while it may be so that we should be as simple as possible to not sacrifice clarity, we will also be missing out on huge swaths of the truth.  A too simple approach can be just as detrimental as one that is too complex.  There must be a balance.

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