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Re: Nobel Prize
Post by Henry Brown   » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:15 pm

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n7axw wrote:
Henry Brown wrote:An alternative idea is: once the truth is revealed, create something like the Nobel Prize in Shan-Wei's name. I could see Merlin getting behind this idea.


Not sure this thought would work out well outside the inner circle... More likely to get people to draw back in horror. What they would be more likely to hear "devil's prize".

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Well, I did specify after the truth is revealed. And yes, it would depend on how the population in general reacts to the truth. But if people start to accept the truth I could see several benefits to this. First, it would honor Shan Wei and her sacrifices. I think this would be important to the inner circle and especially Merlin. But second and more importantly, I think it might help people come to terms emotionally with the truth. It is one thing to know something on an intellectual level. It is a different thing to truly accept it emotionally. I think that naming a great honor after Shan Wei could help people process the revelation. It is one thing to tell the population that "no she was not the villain after all." It is a slightly different thing to actually honor her.
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Re: Nobel Prize
Post by n7axw   » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:57 pm

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My point would be that it will be several generations before a majority of Safeholdens accept the truth.

Look at earth. Five hundred years after the establishment of the scientific method and a significant percentage of Americans still insist on a six day creation...

Well, I did specify after the truth is revealed. And yes, it would depend on how the population in general reacts to the truth. But if people start to accept the truth I could see several benefits to this. First, it would honor Shan Wei and her sacrifices. I think this would be important to the inner circle and especially Merlin. But second and more importantly, I think it might help people come to terms emotionally with the truth. It is one thing to know something on an intellectual level. It is a different thing to truly accept it emotionally. I think that naming a great honor after Shan Wei could help people process the revelation. It is one thing to tell the population that "no she was not the villain after all." It is a slightly different thing to actually honor her.
When any group seeks political power in God's name, both religion and politics are instantly corrupted.
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