Trancecoach US

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Real Name: Dan
Channel: 90s
Birthdate: April 24th, 1979 (39 years old)
A little about me...
Hermeneutic proof that arguing on social media is a waste of time: "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly." -- Albert Einstein. So much arrogant ignorance is floating around on the Internet that often I simply can't bear it. People send me links and wonder what I think about them, and I find the comments that these links have attracted are so painfully stupid that I simply can't bear to say anything. It would be one thing if people were simply wrong, because surely each of us is often wrong about many things. But when people are not only wrong, but so dismissive of those who know a thousand times more than they do, one realizes that such people are simply ineducable: they don't know how to assess evidence or argument; they don't know what real scholarship consists of; and they don't know who the real scholars are; yet they do not hesitate for even an instant before insulting and ridiculing scholars whose shoes they are unfit to tie, often people who have spent decades immersing themselves in the study of a particular subject. Some people view the Internet as a sort of breakthrough in the worldwide transmission of knowledge. When I sign on, I am more likely to find it a sort of global disaster by its manifest capacity for the transmission of an effectively unlimited amount of disinformation and sheer juvenile bullshit. If only proud ignorance and sophomoric arrogance could be transformed into food, the world's hunger problem could be solved at once.

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Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 10 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!

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