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  • adjective Able to be aligned


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  • The 1.5 – 2% difference between humans and chimps is still a valid number so long as you point out what it's in reference to (alignable nucleotides, ignoring indels).

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • I suspect that a careful look at counterfactuals will show that the differences highlighted by the antecedents are alignable ones.

    If We Had a Cognitive Account of Counterfactuals, This Would Be It

  • Even though these issues are not alignable, third party candidates who want to bring them to the public's attention can still learn from what we know about brand comparisons.

    Framing for Third Parties

  • However, even if most people would prefer their positions, they're unlikely to notice or remember them if they're not alignable with the major parties'.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • By framing the non-alignable issues in such a way that they do line up with the talking points of the major parties, third party candidates are much more likely to get their pet issues notice.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • Because it's not alignable with anything in the factual scenario that we know about.

    If We Had a Cognitive Account of Counterfactuals, This Would Be It

  • As I've said before, differences are important, and there are two primary types of differences: alignable and nonalignable differences see the link for an explanation of what these are.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • I would have to look more closely at Nader's plans to come up with a good frame that would highlight alignable differences.

    Framing for Third Parties

  • These issues are not alignable with the major party talking points, and therefore tend to hover outside of the public's awareness.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • This highlighting of alignable differences has been demonstrated in research on analogy and metaphor, and is one of the key features in the structural alignment models of those phenomena.

    Archive 2004-11-01


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