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Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated.
Emoji use reflects the contexts and identities of their users.
Research shows that emoji use between different populations reflects social, cultural and other contextual specificities unique to each group.
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
No, the marketplace of ideas does not work
The marketplace of ideas is now irrelevant
The marketplace of ideas is no longer relevant. The concept served its purpose; to raise the issue of government accountability.
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
No, the marketplace of ideas does not work
The marketplace of ideas protects and sustains an intellectual oligopoly
An unregulated market of ideas disproportionately benefits a select few. In this way it supports social hierarchy and prevents those at the bottom from changing their circumstances.
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
No, the marketplace of ideas does not work
The marketplace of ideas assumes an empathetic fallacy
The idea falsely assumes that making emotional arguments is enough to change people's minds on an issue. This is simply incorrect.
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
No, the marketplace of ideas does not work
The marketplace of ideas has a naive view of social progress
If it worked, society would not repeat its mistakes. That alone is proof that the idea has no legs to stand on.
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Should the monarchy be abolished?
No, we should keep the monarchy
The Royals bring in tourists
The Royal Family are a key part of British history and culture, which many people come to see
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What are the most useful skills to learn while social distancing?
Writing skills
Write a short story
The pandemic feels lifted from a science fiction. When reality is stranger than fantasy, the opportunities for imaginative storytelling are endless.
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What are the most useful skills to learn while social distancing?
Writing skills
Create a Parlia map
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Does the marketplace of ideas work?
The marketplace of ideas does not exist
Bias exists in every public forum
No environment exists free from bias. Therefore the very assumption it is based upon is flawed.
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Should white people have dreadlocks?
Yes, white people should be able to have dreadlocks
White people should be able to have dreadlocks for spiritual reasons
Dreadlocks have many ties to spirituality. A variety of cultures have religious practices surrounding hair, such as Amish people and Hasidic Jewish people. Dreadlocks are just another manifestation of altering one's hair for religious purposes. Anyone who holds those spiritual beliefs surrounding dreadlocks ought to be able to wear them.
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Does multiculturalism help societies?
Yes, multiculturalism allows for a melting pot of cultures
Multiculturalism builds knowledge
Many cultures compile their own stockpile of knowledge, whether it be old wives' tales or medicinal tricks. With multiculturalism, many more people would have these valuable tips at their disposal.
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Does multiculturalism help societies?
Yes, multiculturalism allows for a melting pot of cultures
People are able to witness different cultures
If each society were homogeneous in its culture, people would never be exposed to other traditions. When heterogeneity is introduced in a society, people witness differences between their own culture and others. This inspires an appreciation for one's own culture, an interest and curiosity to learn about others, and a powerful social dynamic of group interaction.
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