Is Postmodernism winning?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9670) 4 years ago
“The Widening World of Hand-Picked Truths”
--George Johnson
THE NEW YORK TIMES
August 15, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/20....html?_r=1
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2408) 4 years ago
There are many forms of progress, one could progress towards a social utopia, national unity, fiscal stability etc.. Seems to be a matter of opinion this progress that everyone speaks of. I wonder if the Indians seen the "white mans way" as progress? I bet they didn't. Just like the people whom benefit the least from your form of progress, will see it as regression rather than progress. All depends on who's ass your policy is kissing.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8899) 4 years ago
You... didn't read the article, did you?

It's okay. I respect your comments. Truly, they're as valid as any other comments, after all, 'what is the truth?'
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9670) 4 years ago
For me there aren’t many things that beat reading well written, well researched history. I also sometimes enjoy ready “alternative” history – it can be a very interesting fictional genre. But I most definitely do not want to find fiction popping up in what is supposed to be history. There needs to be a clear distinction between fact & fiction – as clear a line as can be drawn.

Believing something to be true because we want it to be true is harmful, to the believer and often to others. There are damned few absolutes in this world, but using that as an excuse to accept falsehoods as truths is b.s.

And I know . . . I know. Probably 50% or more of I think to true is probably a flawed truth in one way or the other. But at least I’m aware of that. And I’m often willing to look at corrective evidence and change my mind if it seems warranted. And I don’t always like doing that : -)
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3107) 4 years ago
It is a very good article..but, my mind keeps going back to "Cisgender" and wonder how in the heck they figure that one out???? I learned a long time ago "not" to get hung up on "Expectations"?
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2408) 4 years ago
Yes I did read the article, I found it to be one sided. I could write you an essay saying my opinions, about who is winning the debate of "evolution" vs "creationism" but I wont. Your article dismisses parents of autistic kids with alternative ideas as to what caused the autism, even though they have research and real science in the corner as well (Dr Andrew Wakefield). For every article saying one perspective, there can be many others stating and supporting the opposite side as well. Like Global warming, how does your articles author get off saying in broad terms that people still dispute climate change. That is broad and misleading, people do however debate the cause of global warming. And I don't think a cow passing gas is the culprit, nor is my pick-up truck. And just how do these carbon credits help the climate get stabile again. Oh, they dont!

The widening world of handpicked truths is a fitting title for this r-evolutionary.

[Edited by Brandy Allen (3/11/2016 7:30:34 PM)]
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 4 years ago
Andrew Wakefield has been shown to be a fraud. That is not "real science."
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Posted by Dark Beer (+255) 4 years ago
On balance, I believe postmodernism is winning. I think its like the tide, it comes and goes. It's sometimes hard to know what the water level is at any specific point in time.

Interesting article, Hal.

[Edited by Dark Beer (3/11/2016 8:54:54 PM)]
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