Certain mistakes can be forgiven; others, not so much. If we do forgive, what exactly is the price of our forgiveness?
Anyone can give their opinion, on anything. But, do we value opinions less when coming from a place of privilege directed at those without it?
In considering the debate between David Suzuki and J.P. Rushton from 1989, is there more agenda at play in the form of debate than there is a fostering of intellectual discourse?
Has society's capitalism infected our judgement about what is or isn't intellectualism? The answer, in short: yes, and deeply.
What do we, the public, expect of our intellectuals? And do we sometimes expect too much?
When the cult of personality takes over, the hypocrisy begins.
Narratives and stories define us, as individuals and a society as a whole. So, beware of the stories you tell!