Human objectivity does not exist.
Posted 12/9/15
Based on discussions in MostHolyWarsTiedToPsychology, I'm beginning to think that objectivity is an illusion. Objective reality either does not exist, or is not accessible to us, at least not in a way in which we can separate out the subjectivity from it to know which is which.

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Posted 12/9/15
From Wikipedia Objectivity (philosophy) "Generally, objectivity means the state or quality of being true even outside of a subject's individual biases, interpretations, feelings, and imaginings." If you agree with this definition (Completely up to you), "I think therefore I am" would be the first phrase I spout. If you answer with "I can feign my mind does not exist" then I doubt (the feign), therefore I think, therefore I am.

By the way, the link doesn't work for me.
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Your avatar is creepy but I love it.
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Posted 12/9/15
1+1=2

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Posted 12/9/15
I like green eggs and ham...
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Well first you have to decide what objective reality is. No one has the same reality as another. Our reality is based around the information our sense's take in and no one person is receiving the same stimuli. Buddhism tries to do just that, acept the world from an objective state but even then who's to say that the way they go about it is correct.

TL;DR I agree
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Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

I like green eggs and ham...


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What a load of horse shit. There are aspects of reality no amount of a twisted sense of our own perceiving can change. That is what reality is, everything else is just bullshit.
Posted 12/9/15
Objective (Scandinavian) news: Five people died at 5 PM at [this place].

Subjective (American) news: Five people died at 5 PM at [this place], aaaaaand we believe... statistics... let us hear what [this random person] has to say about how this affects the presidential campaign... more statistics... gun control spin... even more statistics... muslims... silly republicans/democrats.

That part in red is subjective nonsense. That subjective nonsense happens because your news channels run 24 hours a day, instead of 1 or 2 hours a day. They need to fill those hours in with crap, and the best way to do that, is to talk about crap. Talking about crap is not news, but it has been going on for so many years that it's now normality and you are under the impression that it is news, and that it is objective, or "more objective than the other channels" or "less biased than the other channels". Drivel.
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Posted 12/10/15
Napoleon Bonaparte once said "To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justicary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity".

History, whether it be news or history history, will always be presented through the lens of subjectivity of the author of said history.
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Posted 12/10/15
Start applying this logic to the news. No matter if it supports the logic you believe in or not.
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