buckrussell wrote on Oct 12, 2021, 09:23:
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Ozmodan wrote on Oct 12, 2021, 08:05:
I get a charge out of all the people that want to denigrate history. My feeling is to celebrate both. People fail to realize that most of the people living in this hemisphere were still in the stone age and we all know how humans treat such.
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 26, 2020, 09:37:
Conversely, do you realize how dangerous it is to accept an assertion, e.g. that something is "fake news", that is unsupported by an argument or evidence? Generally speaking, assertions of "fake news" are rarely accompanied by any explanation of why said news might be fake. Instead, such a claim boils down to an assertion of tribal identity, that a member of the enemy tribe only speaks in bad faith, and when we are presented with facts or arguments which challenge our tribe, we need only declare them false in order for them to be false. At that point, rationality, reasoned argument, and the values of the Enlightenment, i.e. the foundation of modern liberal democracy, are all out the window and we are willingly condemning ourselves to a premodern dark age.
NKD wrote on Sep 26, 2020, 08:55:
These days, saying something is fake news is just about as good as confirming it is true.