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  1. MisterSwig

    The Pluriverse

    Greg Anderson is a history professor at Ohio State University. He recently gave a TED talk on the pluriverse. He rejects objective reality, arguing that there are many realities which he calls the pluriverse. Essentially each culture (or group of people) has their own reality which they create themselves. (He uses the ancient Athenians as an example.) These realities are equally real and important, except perhaps for modern Westerners who believe in objective reality and a universe. Thus we need to take notes from all the indigenous peoples who believe in primitive gods and live
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  2. People were complaining about suppression in a way that seemed vague to me, so I asked a reasonable question about proportions. Some people think this obligates me to do tests; I disagree. In any case, isn't it premature to do tests without a clear identification of what we are testing?
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  3. Has anyone come up with a more precise characterization of who or what is or is not being suppressed than "rightist" or "leftist"?
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  4. How are you defining "leftist" and "rightist"? Where are you hearing about this? How many Objectivist pov's have you heard of being silenced?
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  5. Okay, Joker. If you mean also Republicans who wanted to "stop the steal" as well, sure, everyone got what they deserved in the end (I think all of Congress is pretty responsible for the overall distrust throughout America). But to correct anything in the future, this is bad. "There are goblins on Mars that study Hegel's dialectics" is metaphysically possible, but without any kind of evidence to say that this claim is true, it is arbitrary. You need something in reality, something observable, not just possible stories you came up with. This is not a valid way of thinking. You n
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  6. Arbitrary. You need some kind of evidence here. The best you have is that "one time, there was an attempted kidnapping, it turned out they were antifa type people". That's not evidence for your claim. What you said amounts to "it's possible!" Because of that, anything else you say is storytelling. I have some wild and fantastical ideas as well that would really expand on what we saw today. I'm not going to pretend they are anything other than flights of fancy. They aren't hunches, they are fantasies. You are definitely one of the more rational minded I've interacted with here, so
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