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The search for truth

slo1
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3/1/2015 8:21:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
http://www.salon.com...

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Walker wanted to hack out the words: "Basic to every purpose of the system is the search for truth." Rather than serving the people of the state by developing intellectual, cultural and humane sensitivities, expertise, and "a sense of purpose," Walker prefers that the state university simply "meet the state"s workforce needs."

For two generations, Movement Conservatives have subverted American politics, with increasing success, by explicitly rejecting the principle of open debate based in reasoned argument. They have refused to engage with facts and instead simply demonized anyone who disagrees with their ideology. This is an astonishing position. It is an attack on the Enlightenment principles that gave rise to Western civilization.
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3/1/2015 8:27:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
All one has to do is go to the science section to see how conservatives are hell bent on destroying enlightenment, usually in the name of their god.

Many justify that they have the right to have and use religious opinion in politics, but that is just another form of moral equivalency argument that they love to pull out in other contexts and argue against.