17. Pluralism Extension Theory

Hugh Sifu: [00:00:00] All right, everybody, welcome back to Thoughts of a Random Citizen. I'm your host peruse, Hugh Sifu. Today, a little discussion about pluralism and how it relates to our society. My view of pluralism is essentially, the fact that while society, as logical as it is, might not have one definite outcome, for the way that it should operate in day-to-day life. What do I mean by this? Well, essentially, we have certain things, such as math, some sciences, and life and death, I guess, not quite applicable. There are certain things that are absolutely true that we know to be a fact like the distance to the moon is X number of miles. I don't know the exact number, but you get what I'm saying. Two plus two equals four, engineering and how structures should be built, whether it's an arch or whatever, and things that you can and cannot do to create unstable structures. I'm not an architect or engineer, so I can't go to that extreme, but that's a science, we absolutely know that there are certain things that are true.

Mathematics, sciences, certain technologies, the way you build computers. These things are facts. We know that. What are not facts? Things about our past that we don't know, things like the way society operates in meaning opinions about things [00:02:00] and that is where pluralism comes in. I've mentioned this in a past episode when discussing political views and whatnot. Essentially, there are multiple ways that involve logic, equal amounts of logic, something that you can't go to them and say, "That does not logically make sense." When it absolutely does make logical sense. Then you have counterarguments that also make logical sense and that's, again, where pluralism comes in, is that there are multiple ways in society to do things that are equally as logical as the next. That is why in today's society where we are taught that there is always one outcome to something. That's why there's so much argument, I personally feel, in today's society, because we have arguments such as Black Lives Matter. That's a big one. When you have one side that says, "Black Lives Matter," and the other side that says, "All lives Matter." Both are logical, and you can get into ripping each other apart about who's right, who's wrong, one's racist, one's not, there both racist, none of them are racist. You can rip them apart, but they're both logical.

We can go into guns. "Guns are bad." "Guns are good." "Guns protect me from someone else." "Yes, but if nobody had guns, then everyone would be fine." Both are logical. Both are right. We can go into abortions. "Well, it's the choice of a woman to determine whether she keeps that child or not." [00:04:00] "Well, it's not the choice of a woman because that is a living life form." Both are logical. Both are right. This is pluralism, it's the fact that in society, there might be multiple ways equally as logical as the other to do something. When we get in this argument back and forth between each other about things when you're arguing one side of logic and someone else's also arguing one side of logic, it's something that tears us apart and something that needs to be more well known that there might possibly be more than one way to go about something that benefits everyone, and what does that mean. That means that one central government shouldn't dictate the way society operate. Smaller forms of government should be able to dictate smaller areas, smaller arenas. Just because you live in Australia., they're perfectly fine having different laws than the United States, correct? Yes. If you go to an Australian and say, "Well, this is how I do it in America," they're going to say, "Get fucked mate," because they don't give a shit because they live in Australia, and their way of life is perfectly fine, just like it is in Vietnam, just like it is in France, just like it is in Africa.

People have ways about going about things that are fine. When you have different states wanting to do different things, we should be alright with that. We shouldn't have different states freaking out on the other states because they want to implement a law that is just as logical as another law, and another state freaking out because they don't want them to implement that law, even though it's just as logical.

[00:06:00] That is why I think teaching is so important in the future. We should instead be teaching our children and the youth certain fundamental truths, like technology, engineering, mathematics, certain sciences that we know to be true. Then we should on top of that be teaching theories as well, in meaning we have scientific theories about the way the universe operates outside of our solar system. We have scientific theories about the way carbon dating works in our history, but we should also be harping the fact that these are theories, not facts because what do we know, that facts change quite often throughout the course of one lifetime, they change even more often the course of one century. They change exponentially in the course of one millennium.

We've only been recording history for 5,000 years, and of that recorded time in history, we only know like the last few hundred to be true. Then it starts to get a bit dicey and then more dicey. We need to ensure that what we teach is understood and teach the difference between facts and theories and embrace that that is okay. We don't need to know everything. We can search for answers in the future. That is my understanding on pluralism. Hopefully, guys, I liked this episode, and hopefully, you're having an amazing week. Hopefully, you're looking forward to the summer if you're on the southern hemisphere. Hopefully, you're looking forward to the winter. Hopefully, we're going [00:08:00] to start enjoying normality in regards to the world. That was an Australian revving his engine. Welcome to Australia. The world getting back to normal guys. Anyways, I will talk to you next week on Thoughts of a Random Citizen. As always, feel free to check out to arc united comm if you want to get involved in discussions, or like the investing side of things and like to check out some of the tips or advice I have on that. Anyways, enjoy the week guys.

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