Is dialogue or debate a better medium for solving conflict; what is your proof
There are beneficial qualities to both mediums, but I am currently holding onto the opinion that dialogue (when properly defined) is the pinnacle in conflict resolution. Without first creating the forum for dialogue, there is no safe place for oppositional viewpoints to be discussed. In my own words, dialogue is the pursuit of truth through linguistically-exchanged ideas. Naturally, more than one person is required in order for the process to potentially discover something true (about the self or the self-society relationship). Finally I believe the process must be democratic, even at the expense of extending timelines--for projects which initially thought them necessary.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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