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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 05:24 AM
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158. you may want to dabble in modern and post modern thought
you are supposing 'otherwise intelligent humans' use the same 'logic, facts, and reason' (we'll not touch on the 'every other area of their life,' just to be charitable. an absolutism like that would wilt before how humans deal with emotions, etc). there is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all standard on such tools, nor has there been over the ages. what we use now in modern western society is our current cultural narrative, which does make allowances for a variety of configurations in the world view department.

i often hear people mistaking their life philosophy of modern materialism as the de facto 'truth', 'logical' thinking, and synonymous with 'science'. it's a method to think, assume, and postulate about the world to be sure, but it holds no special structure in understanding the world separate from other belief narratives. its most zealous adherents just lately found a new antagonistic line of jingoism dismissing "competing?" narratives. sounds rather petty and fearful, but apparently it's the latest auto-da-fe for materialism believers. different ideas, even whole viewpoints, have been suspended in cultures, societies, and individual people without collapse. where this notion that such ideas are competing in some sort of highlander "there shall be only one" melee is rather sad, but seemingly perpetual.
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