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If the property they represented anything intellectual I'd agree that this was a problem, but a 14 year old posting his favorite clip of Hot Tub Time Machine with his face pasted in it is SO low on my list of worries.
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Great read. Confirms what we already knew all those years. :-) 
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This idea that we somehow have to be “fair” about everything is how we wind up having Bill Nye getting into public discussions about climate change, a spectacle my colleague Daniel D’Addario recently noted mistakenly gives the whole fiasco attention and credibility “as an entertaining, wacky debate between two personalities.” It’s how we wind up continuing on in a nation in which three out of ten people take the Bible literally, and an alarming nearly 40%  believe in intelligent design. Roughly 18% of Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth Should we have a debate about it? Should we hear out the “sun revolves around the earth” faction?

In our zeal for balance, we have allowed ignorance to be perpetuated.
The "debate" over "Cosmos" is making us dumber
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+George G I would say that with other societies it's well indoctrinated into the curriculum. In either extreme.
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Let the FCC know your thoughts on protecting and promoting an open Internet. 
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AKA: @Malisent @RustyDogma — political junkie, gamer, avid reader, weight-lifter, dog parent, married to my best friend, 40-something

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I primarily use G+ to post links of things that are of interest to me, including the future of journalism, internet privacy/copyright issues/digital rights, politics (US, world, food, education), LFHC/Keto/Primal/Paleo eating, animal rescue programs (mainly canine), technology, general news and even some gaming stuff (MMORPGs).  Things I share, +1s and links to outside content do not imply endorsement, but simply my interest in the topic itself.

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So far, there's quite a good group of us talking about these topics.. I'd love to see a few more conservatives (no desire for a hivemind G+ experience) jumping in! People who cannot discuss a subject without resorting to personal attacks or belittling the intelligence of others to make a point will be blocked. None of us learn from that. We need to be able to openly discuss our disagreements.

Before commenting, please read the article and following discussion, sticking to the topic or conversation. Everything can go off-topic, as part of natural conversation, but comments should not be totally unrelated.

I also use my Circles to filter my incoming content, not outgoing. If you Circle me and don't like frequent posting on the above topics, be sure to move me to a Circle you check less often :)

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