Physics Is Pointing Inexorably to Mind by Vigte in science

[–]danmem 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Science used to be called 'philosophy of nature'. The two are inherantly interwined. The same tools used to prove certain ideas in science are used in philosophy, so we should not downplay it because we do not agree with it - that would be counter to foundational principles of science.

New Zealand bans terror suspect's racist manifesto; citizens told to 'destroy any copies' by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

[–]danmem 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm not proposing a new Ideology. Im recognising the fact that people in general are not pushing forth some extremist ideology, so to categorise populations of millions of people into these distinct ideological groups is counterproductive to a peaceful coexistance. I don't believe we need a united 'front' because that implies a united front against something. We live in a mostly peaceful society out here in Oceanea (Australia and New Zealand), and i have friends from varying backgrounds, including muslims. I plan on keeping it that way. An obsession with labels and categorisation of people is perpetuating violence. The fight against extremism is with tolerance, and understanding. condemnation of any lone gunman is a good thing. extremists of both sides are fucked, and this horrible massacre clearly shows this to be true.

New Zealand bans terror suspect's racist manifesto; citizens told to 'destroy any copies' by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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i think the main thing we should be trying to prevent is an us vs them mentality. This guy killed 50 people in those mosques. Its not that he killed 50 muslims. He killed 50 people. with families, friends, and lives that they lived. They were not an ideology.

No one has asked anyone to convert to islam, some random dickheads thoughts are asked to be forgotten. I doubt anyone is going to get arrested from this.