Woody Dunkin

Chicago, IL, United States

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Woody Dunkin
Posted over 1 year ago
Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"
Information access is reverting back to its mean; more noise means more individual work required. Users simply need to re-engage their search for information method. Search engines are tools not teachers. E.g. Old school analogy :) If you go into the library in search of facts and read the first book you see, chances are you'll not find what you're looking for right away. And, if this is your default method, you'll end up knowing exactly what the librarian wants you to.
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Woody Dunkin
Posted over 2 years ago
Why be a good person?
Why does being selfish lower your suffering more than others? It's how you look at the world and your place in it. I mean, even acts of kindness can be viewed as selfish. E.g. President Lincoln walked miles to return a penny to a customer. When asked why, he said he wanted to avoid feeling bad if he didn't. I believe we have a responsibility to take care of self first. Then family. Then society at large. If you take care of everyone else but yourself you will need to be taken care of, becoming a net negative vs. net positive.
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Woody Dunkin
Posted almost 3 years ago
Catholicism opposes the equality of women
Thank you again for sharing. This debate is about the unequal treatment of women and how the Catholic organization contributes to the perceived value of women in our society. I encourage you to read through the earlier comments. You should see "..only allowing male priests" is not the core issue being debated. If interested, please watch the TED talks that motivated this debate to help you understand the field of debate. Also, can you please point out the mandate you reference? If anything was interpreted as a mandate it should be addressed; others may have misinterpreted my position as well. Finally, parenting can be a whole separate debate. But, aren't you arguing against parenting, as you said, "Children, when they grow up, can decide to leave their family and their families culture all they like. Until then I suggest you butt out..." ?