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Regarding human effort and endeavor, which is better: Homogenization or Individualism?
Would it be better if we all spoke the same language, used the same currency, had universal morals, held the same values in esteem, and sought the same technological/design/engineering goals? Or is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, diverse views and values, singularly concentrated efforts, and vast differences in methods and focus regarding any and/or all human and social endeavor more effective? This question is left purposely open-ended. Respond as you interpret it.
Closing Statement from R H
There was no conclusion. Both options had support. Most responders approached the 'philosophical' component of the theme vs. the 'on the ground' dynamics of their execution. therefore we still don't know why one approach could be better or how a 'hybrid' approach could be accomplished.