Politics and science , world history ,clearing stereotypes

In summary: In both, the discussion kept returning to a few important points: the way the world is now, and how it's been in the past.There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the world, and the way it is now. For example, people always think that the world is more global than it is. In fact, the world is getting smaller all the time.People used to be able to hide behind physical and emotional boundaries. But today, those boundaries have disappeared. We're now a global community, and it's important for us to understand the world that we live in.No matter what your political views are
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Recently I had a thread in PF and also participate in another one and somehow time after time the discussion touches on a few important points that deal with both history, politics and also a lot of stereotypical thinking about the world both how it's now and the way it was in history.
We live in a very "small" and global world today and with the advancement of science and technology and the ever increasing number of people on the planet this world is only getting smaller by the day.

Boundaries we were used to and could safely "hide" behind both physically and emotionally are gone now.
I thought that in a world like this it can only benefit a person to know much more about it and understand and maybe clear some misconceptions and stereotypes as there are an awful lot of them.
Simply feel free to put one you have heard or think yourself up and then we all could just do our best to either affirm one or correct or maybe even debunk one.Or simply have a nice chat about the way things are or used to be or will be for that matter.P.S. In case no one will decide to start with one I will have to make one myself.
 
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Salvador said:
We live in a very "small" and global world today and with the advancement of science and technology and the ever increasing number of people on the planet this world is only getting smaller by the day.

Boundaries we were used to and could safely "hide" behind both physically and emotionally are gone now.

I used to think this but, frankly, I grew up. We often like to see the internet as a liberating, borderless entity that brings people together in solidarity and understanding. I'm not saying it can't do that, or doesn't in some respect, but more realistically/pessimistically the internet allows us to throw up borders and segregate communities in a way that wasn't possible before.

No matter what you are: scientist, creationist, racist, brony, capitalist, socialist, artist, pedophile you can find a community online that shares your values. That's a double edged sword that allows people to live inside echo chambers that would never have been possible in the pre-internet world.
 
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1. What is the relationship between politics and science?

Politics and science have a complex and ever-evolving relationship. On one hand, politics can influence the direction and funding of scientific research. On the other hand, science can inform political decision-making and policies. It is important for both fields to work together and maintain a balance for the betterment of society.

2. How does world history shape the current political climate?

World history plays a crucial role in shaping the current political climate. Events and decisions from the past can have lasting effects on present-day politics. Understanding the historical context is important in comprehending current global issues and approaching them with a well-informed perspective.

3. How can we clear stereotypes in politics and science?

Clearing stereotypes in politics and science is a complex and ongoing process. One way to combat stereotypes is through education and promoting diversity in both fields. It is also important to actively challenge and question stereotypes, and to prioritize objectivity and evidence-based reasoning in political and scientific discussions.

4. How does science play a role in debunking false information in politics and world history?

Science plays a crucial role in debunking false information in politics and world history. Through rigorous research and evidence-based methods, scientists can help uncover and correct misconceptions and falsehoods. It is important for policymakers and the general public to rely on credible and peer-reviewed sources of information to make informed decisions.

5. How can we ensure that politics and science work together for the benefit of society?

Effective communication and collaboration between politics and science is key in ensuring their mutual benefit for society. This includes transparency, open-mindedness, and a willingness to listen and consider different perspectives. It is also important for policymakers to prioritize the well-being of their citizens and make decisions based on scientific evidence for the greater good.

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