Share There is no denying that in the modern world, we are quite spoilt when it comes to technology. However, has digital technology changed the way we live completely for the better or is there a downside to having almost everything at our fingertips? In the modern world, you cannot walk down the street, sit on a train or even eat at a restaurant without being surrounded by people with their eyes fixed on their smart phones, tablets and laptops. Of course, our phones are now a far cry from what they used to be.
As an international organization to encourage the practice of plurationalism, The Circle of Reason and its local circles provide a unique charitable service -- organizing and conducting volunteer programs and community service projects to encourage those with diverse or disparate beliefs How technology chanced the world backgrounds to engage in reasoning dialogue and fellowship across How technology chanced the world gulf of human difference, helping us lessen neighborhood tensions, eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and combat community deterioration.
Although our members and event attendees stay affiliated with their cherished groups that rely on religious, atheist, biological, ethnic, cultural, economic, political, tribal or ideological kinship, they also join the Circle as plurationalists, to examine their different perspectives and bring them to the round-table of rational discourse -- putting into practice the belief that our public commitment to everyday reasoning will help bring humankind's next major step in moral evolution.
We're the place to find, recruit, converse with and encourage -- from all walks of life, all biologies, all beliefs, all societies -- those who are your own kinsmen and kinswomen: What is Pluralistic Rationalism?
Rationalism is the use of reason to source, vet, and express knowledge. But historically Rationalism has been conflated with exclusionary worldviews like Objectivism, Atheism, or Secular Humanism.
Pluralistic Rationalism "Plurationalism"the new social philosophy of commitment to reasoning regardless of worldview, reasserts everyone's equal right and obligation to use reason -- as a method, not as a worldview, encouraging reasoning thinking and behavior in all people without regard to their disparate beliefs, backgrounds, and current ideological or tribal affiliations.
The social philosophy asserting the value of communal commitment to more consistently practice the basic methodological tenets of a reasoning lifestyle reality's acceptance, assumption's denial, and emotion's mastery irrespective of our theological, ethical, cultural or political worldviews.
In the sphere of religion, pluralistic rationalism contends that reasoning is not the sole purview of atheists, but is practicable for both atheists and theists; similarly, in the sphere of politics, it contends that reasoning is practicable for both conservatives and liberals.
In contrast to self-proclaimed rationalist organizations that ban those who hold religious or liberal beliefs, pluralistic rationalists are inclusive, encouraging communal commitment to practice simple reasoning methods in one's worldly affairs irrespective of one's current religious or political creed.
Finally, plurationalism is also our most basic moral axiom: Because as a sapient being one's best tool to survive is one's ability to reason, our basic universalized moral imperative must then be to consistently allow, and encourage, others to reason.
To deprive others of the freedom or ability to reason -- whether by factual denial or deception, by teaching dogmatism, or by emotive or physical coercion -- is fundamentally immoral. Embracing the morality of our individual freedom to reason thus comes with accepting the morality of our social obligation to reason.
Free speech, our moral right as beings capable of reasoning, can also be used immorally -- to deprive others of the ability to reason -- when we choose to use our free speech to emotively coerce or enrage others.
Hence our moral right to reason imposes on each of us a moral choice: To reason or not to reason. What are plurationalist practices?
Plurationalists are "methodologists" rather than "worldview proponents" in applying rationalism, so we simply espouse more consistently practicing the most basic tenets of reasoning thought and action: Reality's Acceptance practicing factualism instead of denialism in how we source knowledgeAssumption's Denial practicing skepticism instead of dogmatism in how we vet knowledgeand Emotion's Mastery practicing moderationism instead of emotionalism in how we express knowledge.
Plurationalists believe simply that, "What is, is; what is not, is not; and what is or is not, is paramount. In the words of our first plurationalist, "Rationalism is not a worldview -- it is a practice. A second social practice espoused by plurationalists is discouraging willfully deceptive and emotive acts designed to subvert reason or incite irrationality in others -- particularly denials of facts, dogmatic assertions, and ad hominem insults in the public square.
Such plurationalistic practices are in part exercised through convening reasoning dialogues between those of every and no religious and political belief, to encourage all participants to more consistently practice, and recognize the universalities of, reasoning lifestyles -- to see that "Reason is not a tribe.
Plurationalism also acknowledges that our human diversity of theological, ethical, cultural, and political worldviews isn't intrinsically incompatible with a reasoning lifestyle; to ensure their compatibility, we encourage reason to be the interface between our many different philosophical, economic, cultural, and religious worldviews and the real world.
As the world's first society for pluralistic rationalism, The Circle of Reason invites you to join other plurationalists in encouraging reasoning thinking, behavior and communication in all people irrespective of their disparate beliefs, backgrounds, and current ideological or tribal affiliations; and in discouraging denials of reality, unquestioned assumptions potentially false realitiesand emotive actions or arguments dissociation from reality -- including discouraging "ad hominem" insults in the public square an immoral form of argumentation for seeking to irrationally persuade by evoking emotionality.
Here's what plurationalism is like in action: While some atheists wear T-shirts saying, "Religion: Together We Can Find The Cure" as an insult to emotively irrationally persuade others, an atheist plurationalist will likelier refrain from such insulting tactics and instead seek to persuade others through reasoning dialogue.Tesla’s Greatest Discovery is shrouded in more mystery than nearly any other human innovation in all history.
Gerry Vassilatos dedicated the first Chapter of his land mark book to this subject. The Bottom Line: 5 Ways Technology Has Changed the World September 14, Maryann Lawlor. About the Author. Technology isn’t done transforming the world’s landscape.
And so, a bit of reflection on five aspects of life . How Technology Chanced the World computer or the lap top and don’t save any time to make anything in their life. Media plays very a important role and has influence in virtually every aspect of our lives.
Saudi Aramco’s listing is unlikely to go ahead this year, according to British officials who have been warned by their Saudi counterparts that the world’s biggest flotation was expected to be.
“Asses were born of kine, and elephants of mules. Cats were born of bitches, and mouse of the mongoose This is an obvious reference to the widespread genetic mutations that take place in the off-springs of animals in the presence of strong nuclear radiation.”. Technology -- and we mean the advances in communication and information technology -- has changed the face and the pace of business.
As communication and information travels faster and faster, the world seems smaller and smaller, and this has large implications for the way we conduct business.