President Donald Trump

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Technology in the Digital Age can be challenging. It can also be an avenue for us to interact despite differences in viewpoints and geography. It’s the role which is filled by Synthisophy, which means “The integration of socially pertinent information derived from the study of history into the present culture.” This website offers space and encouragement to move forward culturally and intellectually in vigorous and respectful discussions on current societal issues.

It may sound oxymoronic to suggest we are together as a collective of individuals, but it’s how the Internet has assembled us in cyberspace. Thanks to the wide-ranging inroads various communication platforms have made in sharing ideas, with or without rancor, it would be remiss of us as a society not to debate the social, political, scientific, and historical issues which have brought us to the digital and the information age.

Building Debate on a Strong Foundation

Throwing around baseless accusations, claims, or “facts” is not the route to meaningful debate. The foundation for weighty statements can be traced to the scientific method. This method takes a hypothesis, and then through an experiment or data research, either proves or disproves it.

When using this method to back up statements, it’s a path toward civil discussion. It is hard to refute fact-based claims which are supported by evidence. Wild, blanket statements with no connection to reality are quickly exposed, and eventually, it is hoped, that proponents of these statements will veer toward more reasoned debate. Here at Synthisophy we encourage the spread of intelligent commentary in the forums on many topics at facebook/synthisophy.

It’s not all Black and White

To foster an understanding of the real world, it’s important to learn about points of view which don’t match your own. The world is not a place where ideas and concepts can all easily be categorized into one vein or another, black or white. There are shades of grey to just about anything you can imagine, and that’s where our common understanding must lie. I see your view, and you see mine, and we either meet in the middle or agree to disagree in a mature, reasonable fashion.

Bringing the Two Together

A two-party system underlies our democracy, and it’s what we know. It has also fostered polarization in our society, where you’re either right or left, with precious few moderates to be found. Reasoned, intelligent debate based on sound principles is the key to understanding and the way to enlightenment and truth.

Browse the latest discussions below and engage in intelligent debate. Contact us to learn more about synthisophy, or read the 370 page book by chapter above. Share what you think here at synthisophy!

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Note the red and blue color similarities in each diagram by state below, this similarity generates a correlation of 0.72, which is considered a strong correlation.  Any ideas why this is the case? Share your views at facebook/synthisophy!

Regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, our democracy is working.  A special thanks to the volunteer workers who increased their risk while running the voting polls.  I recall standing in line for 15 minutes worrying about the virus, then I thought about the poll worker who was spraying down each of the voting booths after every person voted, for hours on end.  Thank you.  And thanks to all those volunteers from democratic and republican party affiliations that worked in the election central location processing ballots, to the observers from opposing parties monitoring the process, and to the election staff that tabulated and aggregated the vote totals from all locations and generated the total state vote count.  Thank you.  Regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, our democracy is working.  We can be proud of this democratic election process in our republic, and act as a model for the election process around the world. Thank you.  Share your views at facebook/

Do you think Trump will ever concede the election? Yesterday (11.15.20) he tweeted: “He won because the election was rigged.”  A few minutes later he clarified: “He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING!.” Share your views at facebook/synthisophy!

What do you think of Facebook’s Ad policy as stated below? What about the first Amendment? Share your views at facebook/synthisophy!

Current Ad Restriction Period in the United States: Advertisers can't publish new issue, electoral or political ads in the US October 27, 2020 through November 3, 2020.

As of November 4 at 12:00 AM, we temporarily stopped running all ads about social issues, elections or politics in the United States. We'll notify advertisers when this policy is lifted.                                                                      

Update, November 11: The temporary pause for ads about politics and social issues in the US continues to be in place as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the election. Advertisers can expect this to last another month, though there may be an opportunity to resume these ads sooner. We'll notify advertisers when this pause is lifted.

With its new Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the Supreme Court signaled a major shift in its approach to coronavirus-related restrictions late Wednesday, voting 5-4 to bar New York state from reimposing limits on religious gatherings. Share your views at!

The emergency rulings, issued just before midnight the day before Thanksgiving, were the first significant indication of a rightward shift in the court since President Donald Trump’s newest appointee — Justice Amy Coney Barrett — last month filled the seat occupied by liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in September.

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Is it possible to support both our Police and Black Lives Matter? Share your views at!

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What do you think of Georgia’s voting manager Gabe Sterling’s comments regarding the recent response to the results of the Georgia election: “Someone's going to get hurt, someone's going to get shot, someone's going to get killed.” Share your views at!

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