New World Record

Some people I know have world records in sports, and what have you, but I have just today earned the assuredly-awesome distinction of being the first Standpoint user to reach 1000 beliefs. What is Standpoint? Standpoint is an online community started by my friends Justin and Gentry, which I’ve been having a lot of fun with recently, and have been able to help along in some small ways.

Basically, Standpoint is an online community organized around formulations of, and reasons given for, beliefs. The basic unit of Standpoint is a “claim”, or a proposition, towards which you can take a few attitudes, including belief, consideration, or “disbelief” (which is more complicated). You can create your own claims, believe ones others created, disagree with people, and in general try to have discussions using very short, disjointed, and atomic sentences. At least that’s the idea–in practice, people aren’t very good at keeping things short, atomic, or well-formed, so it gets interesting (and at times frustrating to the logician-philosopher inside me).

Anyway, I thought that making it to 1000 beliefs was a fun landmark in the short existence of Standpoint–if you want to check my profile out, go to Please do sign up, play around, add your beliefs and reasons, ask to be my friend, etc! Some new features should also be rolling out soon that will greatly enhance the Standpoint experience.

By Jonathan Lipps

Jonathan worked as a programmer in tech startups for several decades, but is also passionate about all kinds of creative pursuits and academic discussion. Jonathan has master’s degrees in philosophy and linguistics, from Stanford and Oxford respectively, and is working on another in theology. An American-Canadian, he lives in Vancouver, BC and has way too many hobbies.

4 replies on “New World Record”

Congratulations to the current standpoint beliefs world record holder- the man, the myth, the legend, and my roomate, JLipps. He is the first man to break the 1000 belief barrier to which no one else has even come close. I’m proud to say that I live with a world record holder.

nice… i like that your profile says that i can’t handle your religious views. it pisses me off and makes me want to know about them… just like the arrogant bastard description makes me want to drink it.

thanks for the invite to the standpoint thing… i must resist.

Peter: Su Madre to the max!

Mike: Nyffy introduced me to that beer, and it was arrogantly strong. But good!

Do not resist Standpoint. Resistance is futile. All your belief are belong to us. (Who doesn’t need another web addiction anyway?)

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