Protecting Free Speech!
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Are Words Violence?
This is a timely and important question. I've thought about words as violence ever since reading article version of The Coddling of the American Mind a few years ago. Since then I've dug deeper into, books, and op-eds, and linguistic theory. There seems to be no satisfying conclusion to this problem, because it's a problem of words. And language is inherently contextual. It is less solid and more liquid. It is beautiful, but taking any word out of context immediately removes some of its meaning. When I first thought about the question, "are words violence?" my reaction was no. The definition of violence is: "behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something." Another, less commonly used definition is "strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force."
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Speak in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah(Image is author's) One of the cities where Neil deGrasse Tyson will be speaking is Salt Lake City, Utah. He will be at the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater on Monday, March 7, 2022. His appearance was rescheduled from May 14, 2020, and May 27, 2021, when COVID caused cancellations. He is touring through various cities in the United States.