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Is equality feasible and is it worth achieving? Subquestion: By your definitions, is equality synonymous with fairness?

This is an idea I recently fell upon while thinking about colleges and scholarships. I was wondering why I've been told (not actually witnessed) that minorities get a better chance of getting in college for being a minority. This was apparently an attempt to level the playing field and make things for equal for applicants. I realized that in their attempt to equalize the playing field, they made it unfair. What are your thoughts on this situation and any other equality situation? Do you think people should be going for fairness or equality, both, or are they essentially the same thing?


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    May 24 2013: Hi Jim Ryan....firstly.........being a new kid on the block I've also noticed the 'reply' format is limiting compared to some other forums that incorporate a quote option which I find keeps the flow and order of the topic and participants more 'orderly'...but hey that's just my 2cents worth on that point.

    Anyways I digress.........back to your, and I quote...............

    ' To answer you, without equality and fairness, those that profit from such must dumb down not only others kids, but their own as well. IE: I can't find anyone here on Ted that can press my mind, hence the world looses out greatly.

    I have no probs with inequality and unfairness, its the way of the world, always has been and I suggest always will be and I suggest that those who believe trying to make all fair and equal are the ones trying to 'dumb down' humans and stifle one and all into mediocrity where creativity and thinking outside of the box will be legislated and require a commissars permit and another permit to disallow taking ones prescribed daily dosage of soma while ones mind is outside of the box.

    And re your: "You challenge me, now I challenge you."

    Lets start with a question to this.........................

    quote: 'hence the world looses out greatly.'

    Can you provide us with a 2nd opinion/validation on that opinion/brag besides your own? :)

    • May 24 2013: Lol, sure. Would you say you can read and comprehend the English language easy enough? If so, do you think you can understand sciences written words or do they intimidate you?

      Bragging is for children, I'm searching for anyone that can push my mind. Can you point to anyone here that has done such? I have challenged all in the Ted staff and any here. I feel alone on this planet. I find no one that I can relate too. I haven't given up.

      If I don't challenge, I may never find anyone to push my mind.
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        May 24 2013: English............suggest I am competent for my requirements,survival and the journeys in life I undertake.

        As for sciences written words...............suggest anyone can read the words on the page, suggest 'understanding' is dependent on ones learning thereof and what 'subjects/degrees/depths' of scientific knowledge one has acquired based on one intellectual capacity.

        Suggest I have certain intellectual capacity to understand certain sciences to some degree and some not.

        But then it depends on the situation as to who is grasshopper and who is master when the rocket scientist finds he has a blocked toilet. :)

        And regarding your question ........' I'm searching for anyone that can push my mind. Can you point to anyone here that has done such?'

        Suggest being the new kid on the block (few days) I am still finding my way around this definitely not the Thunder Dome and do not have sufficient insight to put a rational opinion on the table.

        Well 'Stranger in a strange land'............. maybe you could enlighten me some by entailing in what capacity you want to relate and on what matters?

        And when you say 'push my mind' it amounts to ????
        • May 24 2013: Push my mind, means, to make me go looking for answers, to make me think, to challenge me and best me. Nothing challenges like losing.
    • May 24 2013: I didn't get an email about your post, I stumbled onto it. Didn't you want me to see it?
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        May 24 2013: ?????? Non comprende if your referring to me?
    • May 24 2013: Point to one person here or anywhere in science, that can defend gravitational lensing, gravity or light theory. All are ignorant as science lays out today.
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        May 24 2013: Suggest that kinda begs many questions and these could suffice..........as openers.

        Does anybody besides you give squat thereto?

        Should anybody give squat thereto and why so?

        Why aren't you asking the question on the ' gravitational lensing, gravity or light theory' defenders site?

        • May 24 2013: Lol, yea, no one gives a squat, especially when they aren't smart enough to debate the subject.

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