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Tangle
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Message 488 of 953 (859895)
08-04-2019 12:21 PM
Reply to: Message 487 by Theodoric
08-04-2019 11:58 AM


Re: Krugman on "American carnage"
Theodoric writes:

Sam Harris is hardly a credible person to talk about racism. He is an alt right and white supremacist enabler. His rants against the concept of white privilege and his embrace of Milos shows that. I find it funny that a person that claims to not be alt right continually puts forth alt right arguments and sources. It must be tough not having the convictions of your beliefs.

Surprising thing to say. Are you referring to anything in particular?


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Message 526 of 953 (860000)
08-05-2019 3:08 AM
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08-04-2019 1:27 PM


Re: Krugman on "American carnage"
Theodoric writes:

About Sam Harris?

Yes.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 539 of 953 (860082)
08-05-2019 1:01 PM
Reply to: Message 528 by Theodoric
08-05-2019 10:13 AM


Re: Sam Harris
Theodoric writes:

Even though most of these people would deny being a part of the alt-right, the usual line being that they are advocates of facts, not politics – they, intentionally or not, do court the alt-right movement. They offer legitimacy and support for their ideas and fuel for the movement.

I just picked this out because it seems the most pertinent.

First off Sam Harris is liberal. He would deny being alt right because he very obviously isn't. He's a defender of science and evidence based thinking andy has built a reputation on it. I really can't take these alt right accusations seriously.

And it seems his opponents don't either; their actual complaint is that he's an 'enabler'. Well that's a wonderful accusation. Basically it means that if an idea or a piece of evidence that can be used and abused by a real arsehole to promote their bad ideas it most go unsaid - even if true. That's a total nonsense.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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