Terms of Usage

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This site exists to promote careful thought and discussion across a wide range of topics. Thus, several values rise to the top, among them: civility, respect, and decency.

There will be no moderation of comments regarding some “party line,” so feel free to disagree with posts, pages, or other comments. However, you must keep your comments civil and respectful. Intelligent people often disagree about how to interpret any given set of facts, and it is civil and respectful discussion that encourages new perspectives.

Moderation will not tolerate: abusive or bullying comments, profanity, links to inappropriate and/or unrelated sites, or spam/scamming of any sort. This is not an exhaustive list.

Commenting on this site is a privilege, and that privilege may be revoked at any time and without prior notice. Accounts that engage in unwanted behavior will be deleted, and the related IP address will be blocked. Of course a certain amount of whack-a-mole will take place, so please feel free to inform the site admin if you observe undesirable behaviors.

We want to keep this site as open as possible, while discouraging the sorts of behaviors that make discussion unproductive. If you share our perspective about productive discussion, you are welcome here!