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Sensitivity Readers Hired by Publishers to Sanitize Literature

Get your mind right
Some publishers are hiring people to read manuscripts in order to spot potentially offensive passages. As an avid reader I can hardly express how distressing this is. First off, offense is subjective. I'm offended that they are doing this. But of course my kind offense isn't the kind they are at all concerned about. They don't care that telling an author they can't say something is troubling and o...
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Progress Isn’t Natural – The Hell You Say?

Life goes on and life finds a way
Mr. Mokyr writes in the Atlantic that progress isn't natural, that humans invented it not too long ago. He gives many philosophical reasons for his thinking. Quotes some historians. They seem to agree that progress came about when people stopped caring about their ancestors. This was a departure from the beliefs of most societies in the past, which were usually given to some measure of “ancestor ...
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