February 12, 2010

The importance of making our human conversation open ended

"The only thing that guarantees that our human conversation is open ended is a willingness for us to have our believes about reality updated and revised by conversation. Because when the stakes are high we have a choice between conversation and violence, both at the level of individuals and at the level of societies. So my pitch for you is, really, that the end game for civilization is not political correctness and tolerating all manner of absurdity. It is reason and reasonableness and an openness to evidence." ~Sam Harris

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