Posted: Apr 21, 2017 10:12 pm
by PensivePenny
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
Norms are red herring that you invented. I've never mentioned or discussed norms.


I didn't invent it. You used the word "orthodox" which if you knew the definition of the word, means "accepted beliefs." Since "accepted beliefs" depends on the cultural group accepting those beliefs, they are essentially "norms." The point is to say "accepted beliefs" is ambiguous... accepted by whom? At what time? What qualifies as "accepted." It is absolutely NOT objective like you're wanting to make it. It's as ever changing and evolving as language, gene pools or any other social norms.