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Current Debates and their dominant hindering group

Many current political debates are being dominated by a single group, opposed by those lacking such organization, that hinders a resolution. People have an inherent nature for group affiliation and the members of a dominant group seek to reinforce that power and influence of their group. In many cases, an opposing group will be dehumanized, perhaps even presented as evil, to dissuade others from following that opposition. This is not so much a conspiracy as those within one group act solely with their own self interest in mind, not necessarily at the same time or with collusion, to the detriment of others.

Abortion Debate  A mother and/or a family must decide whether to carry a fetus to term or get an abortion, but others outside that family want to make that decision (10/20/2013)

Big Bang Debate One group prevents the investigation of alternatives to the Big Bang Theory (10/20/2013)

Global Warming Debate One non-homogenous group of alarmists attempts to keep the debate about carbon dioxide from human activities and recent global warming even though the science suggests there is minimal connection. (10/20/2013)
Link to senate debate added 01/04/2019

Teaching Intelligent Design Debate A religious group attempts to get intelligent design taught in public schools. (10/20/2013)

Tax Cuts for the Rich Lowering tax rates for the rich is not beneficial to society but the rich control the campaigns and the candidates. (11/10/2013)

Tax Funds for Private Schools Will providing taxpayer funds to private schools improve public education? There is a group pushing to diminish government services, to replace them with private for-profit services. (04/05/2014)

Certainty Unfortunately, certainty in one’s position can sometimes lead to fanaticism about enacting that position. (06/12/2016)

Gun Control Debate If this debate concentrates on limiting access to guns, this will probably fail to stop a mass shooting given how readily available weapons are. (08/10/2018)

A different kind of debate:

I have views on other matters that really are not relevant to the main concerns for this web site: culture and religion. On the other hand,  cosmology does relate to this big picture described in this site. Cosmology is the branch of science with the task of explaining how the cosmos or the universe works. Astronomy deals with what we see, like stars, planets, comets, and the Sun and Moon (and how to use telescopes to see them).

I have been interested in astronomy since I was a child, even before I received a 3" telescope as a gift from my parents.

My views on cosmology (based on my background, experience, and research) are sometimes different than the explanations offered by the  popular dogma.
My debate is with that dogma.

I post my perspectives on a FaceBook group named Cosmology & Astrophysics. I submit posts and those get comments; I also submit comments to other posts and their comments. While not actually a debate this process is somewhat interactive,  as post - comment - comment - reply, etc.

Cosmology I will add more content to this Cosmology topic over time, based on that FaceBook group activity. There were more than 50 items initially; more will be added with more activity in the group.  (02/25/2019)

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