Is Controversy Necessarily Divisive?

Accusations of divisiveness sure do get lobbed around a lot these days. I’ve known this for a while, yet it wasn’t until it was alleged against me that I really gave some thought to the question: what makes discourse divisive? How can we know when we are saying something divisive? It might help to establish […]

Why Censoring Conspiracy Theories Tends to Backfire

A resource becomes more valuable as it becomes more scarce. Why would it be any different with information? There is a spectrum of opinion on censorship. At one end, you have unbridled speech in all contexts and circumstances, and on the other end, policing of all ideas which are considered to be dangerous. Debates surrounding […]