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To be Trolled, or Not to be Trolled

Trolling – posting a comment on a discussion forum for the sole purpose of creating hostility among the participants – is the most dangerous threat to the exchange of ideas on the web. 238 more words

Artificial Intelligence

Interactive Dialogue: Illuminating, or Obscuring, Forbidden Truth?

The correct and True answer is almost always, the latter. Humanity as a species completely fails to deploy interactive communication towards the pursuit and attainment of knowledge, fact, reality, or Truth. 789 more words

Truth

Free Speech and its Discontents: Part One

Introduction

Freedom of speech is to liberal democracies what air is to a person: if either one is cut off, the body begins to asphyxiate. The largely unfettered right to speak freely is a necessary and fundamental feature of modern Western political culture, without which it could not exist. 2,478 more words

Culture

APPLE MONTH

So what do you think of when you see apples???  You’ll never believe what I think of – go ahead, guess.  Nope…  guess again.  Oh, you’ll never guess right.  332 more words

Poetry

The quickening pollen

“Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.”
James Russell Lowell

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, the term “quickening pollen” might not sound like a good thing. 247 more words