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Embracing technology is often a source of isolation, but it can also be much more. It can 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.

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Could someone please explain why the Unites States, the most powerful nation in the world, is unable to contain the spread of COVID-19, while the comparably sized European Union can? Now in early July the US is going over 50,000 cases per day.  Share your views at facebook/synthisophy!

Friday, July 10: President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his friend and former political adviser, Roger Stone, days before Stone was set to report to a federal prison in Georgia to start his 40 month sentence.

Statement Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary:

"Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency. There was never any collusion between the Trump Campaign, or the Trump Administration, with Russia."

"Mr. Stone, like every American, deserves a fair trial and every opportunity to vindicate himself before the courts. The President does not wish to interfere with his efforts to do so. At this time, however, and particularly in light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding his unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial, the President has determined to commute his sentence. Roger Stone has already suffered greatly. He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!"

What do you think of president Trump commuting Roger Stone’s prison sentence? Share your views at facebook/synthisophy!

Let’s try and get away from far-Left and far-Right polarization, move towards the more rational Center, integrating aspects of both Yin and Yang into our society. Get the details at facebook/synthisophy!

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What do you think of Mary Trump and her book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man? Here are 2 claims from her and her book:

She writes that her uncle Donald Trump “exhibits all the characteristics of a narcissist. This is far beyond garden-variety narcissism, Donald is not simply weak, his ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment because he knows deep down that he is nothing of what he claims to be.”

She blames the Trump family patriarch, Fred Trump Sr., for much of the family's alleged dysfunction. She says Trump Sr., a New York City real estate mogul, "destroyed Donald Trump by interfering in his ability to develop and experience the entire spectrum of human emotion. By limiting Donald's access to his own feelings and rendering many of them unacceptable, Fred perverted his son's perception of the world and damaged his ability to live in it."

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Is this an appropriate message to coronavirus anti-maskers?

The coronavirus initially impacts the lungs, but has since been shown in some cases to cause long term damage to the heart, kidney and nervous system, as well as the lungs. The death rate of COVID-19 in the US is 3%.

See the diagram below documenting the early spread of the coronavirus in China. A single person at a table in the restaurant infected 9 others. Statistically speaking, of those 9 people infected, 5 had minor symptoms and completely recovered, 1 was hospitalized and completely recovered, 2 were hospitalized and recovered to a degree, one with lasting lung damage and the other with lasting brain damage, one was put on a ventilator but did not recover and died. Had that first infected person in the restaurant been wearing a mask, those 9 other infections would not have happened. Is it Okay to infect, injure and possibly take the life of other people in this way? Then respect other people and wear a mask in public. Share your views at facebook/synthisophy!

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Who do you think Biden will pick as his VP running mate? Why? Who would you want Biden to pick as his VP running mate? Why? Here are those in the running:

Stacey Abrams – Democratic nominee for 2018 Georgia Governor election
Tammy Baldwin – US Senator from Wisconsin
Karen Bass – US Representative from California
Keisha Bottoms - Mayor of Atlanta
Val Demings – US Representative from Florida
Tammy Duckworth – US Senator from Illinois
Michelle Grisham – Governor of New Mexico
Maggie Hassan – US Senator from New Hampshire
Kamala Harris – US Senator from California
Gina Raimondo – Governor of Rhode Island
Susan Rice – Former National Security Advisor, 2013 to 2017
Elizabeth Warren – US Senator from Massachusetts
Gretchen Whitmer – Governor of Michigan

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