[ExI] Section 230 and Antitrust
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 02:23:30 UTC 2021
Regardless of our genes, we have freedom of culture. I have a hard time
imagining anyone would argue with that notion.Are there any limits to that
Well, ramp up your imagination: If a family, or group of families, has a
culture different from the dominant one where they live, they very likely
will get strong pressure to adopt that culture themselves. They are urged
to continue to cook that food, go to those churches/synagogues etc., wear
those clothes and so on. Many groups in this country do that. Imagine
being raised in a Orthodox Jewish family. Sure you have a choice when you
grow up (but mostly not until then) but you will cause a storm of criticism
if you deviate from that religion and way of practicing it. You could make
a similar case for the Chinese, Italians, and many more. Peer pressure,
family pressure is strong and the results from your deviations could cause
a form of excommunication from that community. Free choices? Nothing like
free. bill w
On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 6:55 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of
> Omar Rahman via extropy-chat
> >...Genes and environmental factors, however, do exist, and have actual
> explanatory power.
> Ja. Cultures exist too, and they definitely impact collective performance
> on IQ tests and every other kind of test.
> Clearly we are free to choose whatever culture we want to be in, at any
> time. We can switch from one to another, embrace any culture we want,
> reject any culture we want, emulate but not parody or ridicule, all fair
> game, ja? Regardless of our genes, we have freedom of culture. I have a
> hard time imagining anyone would argue with that notion.
> Are there any limits to that notion?
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