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The distinction between lumpers and splitters both lumps and splits.
Class and race are vying for the title of social division Americans least want to talk about.
Then first put down your arms.
Modern science posits a distinction between the scientific and the non-scientific. Hence science can claim that the existence of God or Gods is a non-scientific question. A proper religion makes no distinction between the religious and the non-religious. Hence religions can make ultimate claims about reality and truth.
For example: cultural distinction does not qualify as “difference” until the possibility of cultural conflict is actual.
To those who deny the distinction between poetry and prose, I would ask what makes strolling beneath stars different than rushing to the toilet.
In philosophy, “know yourself.” In political theory, “know yourworld.”