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towards gentler demarcations?

I have been too busy in Pottery to see any newspapers except those the kids put their finished pieces on, so I appreciate  this post and "fixing of ideas" . . .  I write from it, and from KNOWN ignorance of my ignorance of the series!

That said, what strikes me here is how intense, loaded, the language of not knowing what we don't know sounds like: denial, refusal, fantasy, tricks, self-delusion and -deception, rationalization, and more.  What do you make of this?  It makes me think about a possible need for gentleness in the discourse of science, not only the dialogue.  It makes me think of "sinners in the hand of an angry god" or something like that.  How might changing the discourse of the filtering change how we think about it?

 

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