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What Is "relativ-ism?" Morality And Freedom Further Enabled

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Posted by M.W.Pearson on January 16, 2002 20:37:35 UTC

Before I check the dictionary,
here is what I learned in a
2-credit assignment on "cultural
relativism". "Moral relativism"
may better be appreciated as a
possible honest and excellent moral system
which need not be dogmatic, but comprehended
and worked like a Theory structure.

Phenomena have their own equations.
We want to harness those or harmonize with
them, but cannot do so if we confuse
OUR own equations with the phenomena's.
This relates to the Uncertainty Principle.

Another way to say it.
Relativism is an application of
The Principle of Relativity in which
things must first be understood
in their relationships, the big picture
of observation and equation, before applying
ANY evaluation as to whether we like it or not.

The alternative is to evaluate WHILE we
observe, which causes us to mix (not "array") processed conclusions with raw data...a sure recipe for deriving useless logic.

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