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  • As unofficial Charter editor I am going to reduce that to "Talk shitloads."

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A teacher can teach a class his beliefs about history and it IS teaching ... because by the end of the class the students will take a test and will know more than what they did at first about that teacher's beliefs about history, whether those beliefs are true or not.
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Doesn't matter.  You can teach beliefs.  You can teach facts.  In fact, some people don't accept certain statements and would not call them facts, they would call them beliefs, but you can still teach them either way.
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What is it when:
"teaching involves things that people don't know where the teacher takes people from ignorance to knowledge in gradual steps, but the teacher's idea of 'knowledge' is stuff that is wrong, ill-concieved, at odds with reality, self contradictory, based on ignorance, and where the deciding criteria of whether it's true or false is not any objective or logical reasoning, but simply whether the teacher wants it to be true"?
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To me preaching is more of an oration designed to remind people of things they already know and challenge them to take action based upon these things that they already know.

To me, teaching involves things that people don't know where the teacher takes people from ignorance to knowledge in gradual steps.
I don't buy this dichotomy.

If a scientology recruiter takes people from a state of ignorance to one of knowledge on the thoughts of L. Ron Hubbard...
If an evangelist takes people from a state of ignorance to one of knowledge on the writings of St. Paul or of Pat Robertson...
If a snake oil salesman takes people from a state of ignorance to one of knowledge of his claims for his latest diet...

... they're all preaching, imo.

As is your taking people from a state of ignorance to one of knowledge of your beliefs.
E.g. in your numbered list, above.

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Science / Re: NH winter cooling
Last post by F X -
I live in Arizona, this entire winter has been like late summer, warm as fuck and dry as a bone.

So the days are around a 100 and rainfall is less than an inch.

Fascinating



https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/arizona/united-states/3172
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Mafia / Re: Norton's Empire, an Alternate History Mafia Game
Last post by Valor -
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To me preaching is more of an oration designed to remind people of things they already know and challenge them to take action based upon these things that they already know.

To me, teaching involves things that people don't know where the teacher takes people from ignorance to knowledge in gradual steps.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Last post by the idea of Harambe -
as you wish, mr. president
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In that case HE needs to articulate what HE thinks is the difference between the two.