Communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship. That relationship could be intimate, interactions with a colleague, a friendship, or dialogue with some random you meet on the internet.
Misunderstandings are inevitable. The same communication can also be the thing that destroys relationships. It is even easier to misenterpret what someone is saying
When talking with people online it is important to ensure that you communicate in a way that isn’t going to result in walls going up. Putting people in a defensive position is never conducive to a decent dialogue. Without the benefit of being in person and being able to understand the mode of someones speech, and take the cues from their tone of voice it is even more imperative we reduce ambiguity and use correct terminology.
If you were talking about a sports team you wouldn’t call the Red Sox the Red Jumpers and expect someone to know what you meant right? In fact if someone is passionate about the Red Sox, getting their name wrong might annoy them.
The same can be said for both religious and scientific terminology.
The Conflated and Misunderstood Terms series started with EVOLUTION.
It just so happened that Lord Cropes had a selection of memes that fitted the article.
If you are interested in reading more the article can be found in these sections:
- The “The Origin of Life” and Evolution
- Macro & Micro Evolution
- Kinds and Species
- Dawkins thinks Aliens did it
- Just a Theory
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