2 + 2 = 5?! lol

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  • LoveUniHateExams

    Interesting video from Carl Benjamin.

    Apparently, some philosopher is arguing that 2 + 2 doesn't always = 4; sometimes it equals 5.

    This is madness, utter madness. I'm a scientist; objective reality does exist. The existence of gravity isn't up for debate. If you disagree, go and jump off Beachy Head.

    Two plus two never equals five; two plus two can only equal four.

    The number two isn't a variable - it's a constant. Two is always one plus one, no more no less.

    Postmodernism is a mind virus which erodes people's ability to think and reason. It should always be exposed for the trash it is.


  • tottenkopf

    The left is doing this on many levels. Gender comes to mind. There are only two genders. You can be a male that wants to dress up in women's cloths and take hormone shots but you are a man. There are not multiple genders. The left accuses the right of not accepting science but then denies the fact that there are only two genders.

  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    Freedom and truth go hand in hand and are inextricably linked. As western culture abandons Jesus, it embraces what amounts to a giant cult of self and self-deception. The things perpetrated on certain groups and society at large make the mind rape we experienced as Jehovah's Witnesses look like baby stuff by comparison.

    Imaging freedom, but not actually having a clue as to what freedom is and how costly it is, the people will allow themselves to be herded into the gas chambers for a nice shower, yet again.

  • Simonsez

    Tottenkoph gender and sex are not necessarily the same thing . Scientist refer to male female genetic differences as sex. Social and cultural differences are referred as gender.

    I am perplexed by the many science deniers especially when it comes to global warming, vaccination and medical quackery.


    1. either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female.
  • truth_b_known

    Post modern egalitarian relativism is a direct result of Nietzsche's 1848 prediction that, as a result of man "killing" God (i.e. "God is dead and we killed him...) there would be one of two pathologies that most persons would follow -

    1. Totalitarianism through an Authoritarian government or

    2. Moral Nihilism

    Nietzsche has proven to be a prophet. The "2+2=5" is making the claim that all things are subjective and without meaning or purpose. All that matters is all things and people are treated equal regardless of what they do (that would beg to ask the question "What is equal?").

    I would invite such persons to participate in an exercise -

    If I have 2 apples and I want 4 apples, go over to that giant pile of apples and bring me the necessary amount of apples I would require to have 4 apples. Do this for me and I will give you one-million U.S. Dollars.

    Now imagine if the following happened -

    Person 1 brings me 2 apples: "Sorry, but you have brought my total up to 5 apples. You receive nothing. Good day."

    Person 2 brings me 2 apples: "Sorry, but these are oranges. You receive nothing. Good day."

    Person 3 brings me 2 apples: "Well done! I now have 4 apples. Here is your payment." Then I proceed to give Person 3 one-million dollars in Monopoly game money.

    I promise you that all 3 persons would have no problem suing me for one-million dollars for breach of contract.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    i suppose it depends on what the 2 + 2 are getting up to.

  • cofty

    PoMo is a direct result of the failure of Marxism.

    Stephen Hick's book Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault is brilliant. You know he is right by the visceral reaction of Marxist academics and activists. It's similar to the way JWs attacked Ray Franz.

  • cofty

    Simonsez - the dichotomy between biological sex and gender is a recent innovation. The word gender used to be limited to linguistics. Your biological sex and your gender are identical. With the exception of a tiny percentage of individuals who suffer from developmental accidents our sex/gender is binary.

    Of course there are females who demonstrate personality traits and preferences traditionally associated with men and vice-versa. None of that requires the denial of the fact that humans are a sexually dimorphic species just like our non-human ancestors.

  • waton

    The french language is very strict about this. There is no " it" and no "das". You are either female or just male without the "fe". hence le " oh la la. "

  • vienne

    My mom and Dr. Schulz encountered similar while writing vol 2. of Separate Identity. Someone who wrote a review of vol 1 objected to their use of the word "facts" because facts don't really exist! I'm 15 and, while I'm not the brightest light in the world, I know that within the dictionary definition of the word, facts exist.

    Mom called this 'relativistic thinking.'

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