A Comment on a Recent Debate
Recently I listened to a debate online which really didn't settle anything for me. The only thing that I got out of it was that many in the world today give more credibility to dictionary definitions than to the etymology of words. That's to say that people are more inclined to go with what somebody wrote in a book 200 yrs ago as the only definitive meaning of a word, than to go by what the intention behind the word was meant to convey. In other words, how did that word come into existence. Below is an EDITED audio clip of the debate between Clint Richardson and Marc Stevens that was hosted on Gnostic Media. First is the edited audio clip followed by the full 3 hour debate, and below will be a link to the hosting website. Just posting this online to get some conversation going. Let's see what happens.
EDITED AUDIO CLIP
Debate: Clint Richardson vs. Mark Stevens – “Anarchy: A Modern Fallacy?” – #231
6/14/2015 04:32:39 am
A perfect example of taking some guys definition of anarchy over the etymological creation of the word, an- without, archon- ruler, no rulers.
8/9/2020 07:26:45 pm
Agreed, and I really like Clint...
2/19/2018 12:06:28 am
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If only you'd have played the part where, after claiming Noah Webster was a "government agent" I ask what that means, considering Marc vehemently claims that government doesn't exist. So Webster was an agent of... nothing?
7/18/2022 06:47:52 pm
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