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Educators should not strive for objectivity.

mrmazoo
Shorack

First, let me make it clear that I am only talking about educators of people old enough to have their own thoughts. Say, high-school age and above. I am not talking about educators of young children who are susceptible of treating everything they hear from an adult as incontrovertible fact. Nearly everyone believes that educators ought to be objective and to teach only the facts without injecting their own personal views. They denigrate teachers who use the classroom as their own soapbox wit...

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There are some things that we can NEVER understand through empirical science.

mrmazoo
bsergent

Empirical science has enabled us to get a sharper and sharper understanding of things in the world. Things like galaxies, atoms, cells, behavior, ecology, sociology, economics, and so forth. As we continue to study the world empirically, our knowledge will continue to grow and details that seem to be fuzzy now will continue to become more and more in focus. When it comes to the behavior of objects in the external world, there is scarcely anything which is impossible to understand and explain to...

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Absolute Knowledge is Impossible

MoonDragon613
mrmazoo

Absolute knowledge is impossible for a set of simple reasons 1. all information we gain about our world is derived from our senses. 2. all our senses can be deceived. 3. Therefore, we can never be absolutely certain about any information we "know". Ever watched the matrix? Same principle. Descartes might believe I think therefore I am, but he was a mathematician and should've stayed where he knew what he was talking about. There is no way to be absolutely certain because everything could...

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Absolute knowledge is possible.

mrmazoo
bluejoewho

I believe that absolute knowledge is possible. My opponent, if someone agrees to this debate, will take the converse position: Absolute knowledge is impossible....

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If you don't vote, you don't have a right to complain.

mrmazoo
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You often hear people say things like "If you don't vote, then you don't have a right to complain!" Most people take this sentiment to be true. Not true in a legal sense, of course. They aren't saying people who don't vote ought to be fined or arrested if they are caught complaining afterwards. But they are saying that somehow it isn't fair to complain about the results if you don't participate in the vote. I reject this notion and, in fact, assert the opposite: It is fair for non-voters t...

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