Member # 240
posted 30. September 2002 08:55
dear iscid readers,
i am interested in the reasoning behind the policy of "...precluding... motives" as a subject of discussion.
as a scientist, i am motivated by a desire to understand the natural world. as a humanist, i am motivated by a desire to understand the conflicts that motivate persons to wage war, and commit crimes against humanity. as a pacifist, i am motivated to influence individuals to conduct themselves to the advancement of a peaceful world.
at the heart of many destructive doctrines lies the motives of their advocates. specifically precluding a careful examination of motive eviscerates a fundamental process that all inquiry benefits from - that of reflective self evaluation.
i invite discussion regarding this process and policy.