Why we pretend it can’t be meaningfully talked about

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Imagine we lived in a world in which we were supposed to believe (i) everyone is the same height, and (ii) it’s impossible to measure height anyway, and (iii) there are many different kinds of height and each is just as good as all the others.

In this curious world, a racehorse jockey would be assumed to have the same height as a professional…