To some, it's considered haughty to discuss politics and religion in social and more particularly, professional circumstances. I'm critical of such nonsense because I feel, along with most sensible people, that I'm capable of having a well thought out discussion predicated on a disagreement without feeling awkward or defeated in some way. I find social constraints of speech, opinion, and free thinking to be counter productive in the quest for knowledge and tolerance. For instance, a dear frie...
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