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Agreed
I use evidence logic and reason
I do not regurgitate the fairytales of evolution and creation
Let’s use quantum reasoning instead
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When responding to a topic- is it okay to use an analogy to explain what you are trying to express?
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Mounce574 wrote: February 10th, 2023, 5:46 am When responding to a topic- is it okay to use an analogy to explain what you are trying to express?
I think it is fine. Some don't care for analogies and will point out the dull fact that analogies are not exact representations.
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Mounce574 wrote: February 10th, 2023, 5:46 am When responding to a topic- is it okay to use an analogy to explain what you are trying to express?
It's "by the rules", but some ignore the similarity you're trying to highlight and fixate on random differences. That's their problem but it does open the way for (sometimes intentional) miscommunication.
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I think analogies are very helpful.

However, it's important to remember that they are tools to explain what one means, not to argue/defend/support one's point.

There is great value in explaining one's position or through in detail and clearly, and sometimes repetitively, because many seeming disagreements are really merely mutual misunderstandings.

Of course, while both are needed, a more crucial aspect of avoiding misunderstanding and the false appearance of disagreement where there isn't actually any is in carefully listening and working hard to understand what the other person is saying (especially before expressing even the slightest disagreement), which is something we can all always do better at, myself included. :)
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Thanks for the add to this forum. I'm currently reading the book and I hope to interact greatly with you all. Are we free to start a topic, or Scott is the only one able to do so? And I've read somewhere it's also about other BOTMs. How exactly does it work?
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I'm glad to be here, thanks Scott. I hope to learn a thing or more.
The rules are very important. I love that they are equitable and applicable to all :D
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I think I would love it here. Can't explain the joy that comes with discussing with great minds.
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thank you first of all this regulation is interesting for us who love philosophy
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but I have a concern how am I going to publish a subject I do not know if it is at home I do not see the place of post?
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Thanks so much for having me here. I'm looking forward to some great discussions! I was wondering if some posts are locked for new members? So we can read but not reply? I've come accross quite a few of these instances but have only been here a day so far. If that is the case, then it would be great to be able to know which topics new members can engage in.
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Catalina Isabel wrote: April 13th, 2023, 4:36 am Thanks so much for having me here. I'm looking forward to some great discussions! I was wondering if some posts are locked for new members? So we can read but not reply? I've come accross quite a few of these instances but have only been here a day so far. If that is the case, then it would be great to be able to know which topics new members can engage in.
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Thanks a lot for this clarification on the code of conduct in this forum. I believe this will go a long way in creating a healthy community for communication of ideas without threats to personal values or abuse.
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Thanks for having me here! The rules are explained so nicely, it definitely makes it easy to browse the forums. I look forward to be a part of this amazing community!
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I note that, in the recent past, some contributors have accumulated 'warnings'. I would like to know under what circumstances I might be given a warning ... so that I can avoid getting one, of course. 😉 I'm sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere; if it has, I'm not aware of it. TIA
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