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  •  The tradition of science (3+ / 0-)
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    caryltoo, Simplify, smartalek

    and journalism is to attempt, as much as is humanly possible, to maintain a rational skepticism and verify facts.  A few assholes have managed to pervert the process, using the very professional ethics that guide their fields as weapons against them.  "They can't say 100% that its true, so it must be just an opinion."  Or, "You're being biased by not giving equal weight to my biases.  My opinion counts, too, even if it is bigoted, sexist, racist and uninformed."  

    "YOPP!" --Horton Hears a Who

    by Reepicheep on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 02:27:40 PM PDT

    •  Conservatives want a "communism" of ideas (1+ / 0-)
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      All ideas must be treated equally, regardless or their merits! From each idea according to its abilities, to each idea according to its needs, no?

      Actually, they just pretend that's what they want. They actually suppress valid ideas, like when they banned federal funding for stem cell and gun social impacts research.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 07:01:31 AM PDT

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