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oversimplifications

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  • noun Plural form of oversimplification.

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Examples

  • * But let's not start rambling in oversimplifications about social conditioning.

    December 20th, 2005

  • Of course, these labels of "insider" and "outsider" are oversimplifications, as are all labels.

    Paul Golin: What Is the Biggest Divide in the Jewish Community?

  • This is a non-sequitur; one can have ambitions, an ardent desire for rank, and power, but seldom is this reconcilable with balanced budgets and realist foreign policies; after all, ambitions in a democracy need to be fuelled by oversimplifications and often alarmist statements, which lead the country "abroad, in search of monsters to destroy," to quote John Quincy Adams.

    Franz-Stefan Gady: H.G. Wells and Defending the "Restoration Doctrine"

  • This is a non-sequitur; one can have ambitions, an ardent desire for rank, and power, but seldom is this reconcilable with balanced budgets and realist foreign policies; after all, ambitions in a democracy need to be fuelled by oversimplifications and often alarmist statements, which lead the country "abroad, in search of monsters to destroy," to quote John Quincy Adams.

    Franz-Stefan Gady: H.G. Wells and Defending the "Restoration Doctrine"

  • Suffusing Mr. Wolfe's argument is a salutary admonition to a kind of intellectual hygiene: "If we are to do our best to limit the consequences of political evil we cannot rely on sloppy historical analogies, amateurish psychological speculations, discredited theological apologetics, political oversimplifications, rigid ideological categories, and tired moral platitudes."

    Sinister Times And What to Do

  • Of course, these labels of "insider" and "outsider" are oversimplifications, as are all labels.

    Paul Golin: What Is the Biggest Divide in the Jewish Community?

  • Although I think Mark Lynas has made some sweeping oversimplifications in his post, I have to warm to the guy for concluding thus: Having said all that, I am acutely aware that I am not a qualified expert in my own right, and that I need to tread very carefully when making judgements about work carried out by people who are, after all, the real experts.

    Science

  • Of course, these labels of "insider" and "outsider" are oversimplifications, as are all labels.

    Paul Golin: What Is the Biggest Divide in the Jewish Community?

  • Despite the gross oversimplifications and one major faux pas [ "... the Soviet economy is proof that, contrary to what many skeptics had earlier believed, a socialist command economy can function and even thrive" (pp. 837)], it's an otherwise excellent treatise.

    Sowell on Math and Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Of course, these labels of "insider" and "outsider" are oversimplifications, as are all labels.

    Paul Golin: What Is the Biggest Divide in the Jewish Community?

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