Here's a fun game

Over at Marginal Revolution, Tyler Cowen asks, "What is the most absurd claim you believe?"

(Via America's most read basketball blog)

The main explicit rules here are that it has to be something you actually believe and it has to be the sort of claim that most other people think is crazy. I think Cowen was also looking for philisophicalish views, but I say we open it up a little bit.

My most absurd claim is almost certainly the one I made a little while back to the effect that it's not in America's interest to oppose nuclear proliferation. Philosophically, the most absurd view I hold is a sort of quasi-realism about morality that's grounded in a thoroughgoing nominalism about everything else.

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