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Ok.. then critical thinking should suffice and no site should be banned. This babying of the members you support suggests otherwise.
Again. Which sites specifically is it that "oppose critical thinking"?
I'm not particularly convinced that this isn't just your opinion. It wouldn't surprise me if this was just your opposition to the ideas presented on those sites.
And even if they were opposed to critical thinking, so what? Would you like this to extend to society as a whole too? You think people are too irrational to handle thinking for themselves? You need to ban sources you don't like?
If people are educated in how to think critically I think they can handle sites that "oppose critical thinking".
The critical thinking would serve as protection against such notions.
If on the other hand the site is writing about stuff that isn't conventionally accepted but still experienced by a great deal of people that isn't negative in the least.
But I know there's a great deal of sheltered people that want to project their own inexperience on the rest of the World and in doing so they have a tendency to censure ideas that run contrary to their own thinking on any given subject. These people have historically been and still are in many ways enemies of progress.
Hatred is not an idea, it is a mental illness. Infowars lies in the cause of hatred; it wants to spread Jones' illness like a virus, and it lies to do it.
For starters, any site that claims that science is a religion, or that a sacred text is the literal truth, or that truth is a matter of opinion, or that individual subjective experiences trump objective reality.... There is room for fantasy and imagination, even magic... but not if it is used as an opiate.
In you outlaw all "those" sites, you are going to make discussion on certain of the forums here very difficult to impossible since they require religious material.
You also forget that a cornerstone of progressive and postmodern thought is that there is no objective reality and truth. So are you saying we should ban any sites that promote progressivism?
originally posted by: Signals
Is this a thread about a thread?
Yeah I guess so, they wouldn't be very popular and I doubt I would contribute to them, that's pretty much it.