posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 10:17 AM
This is really just a bit of an observation. Maybe it has no place as a thread, but in reading much of what gets posted in any forum tinged by
politics, it is clear we really are an ignorant lot. Too many cannot even make the distinction between facts and opinions, because their every insight
is viewed through a warped religio-political prism.
Climate change? If your thinking is first informed by a pundit on a news/politics show, you have already succombed to being played like harp. This is
an issue of science and fact, so if your "opinion" was in any way fiirst influenced by a political (or religious, now arguably one and the same on the
Right) bias, your view is invalid. I don't go to a doctor to get an explanation of my car's problems. I don't go to my kid's Spanish teacher to inform
me about the space program. Why do you go to a political pundit to set your baseline reasoning for matters of science?
This same fallacy is being played out in any number of issues (see: evolution, etc.), where facts are now routinely swept aside because people chose
the FIRST view everything through a religio-political prism.
So back to the motto: "Deny Ignorance." I need to ask the site owners, where you aware that the ATS mottos plays equally true both ways; that it holds
opposite meanings with equal truth in the definitions?
So, at ATS do we really "deny ignorance" a foothold in our discussions and in our lives, or do we just "deny ignorance" exists in the site? Both ways
are valid interpretations of the motto and sadly the former seems to be achieving a stranglehold.
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