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    1. Was J. R. R. Tolkien racist and/or antisemitic?

      Every once in a while I will bump into an online discussion that mentions this. Of course, none of them provide any citations. In fact, there is a conversation going on about this right now in a...

      Every once in a while I will bump into an online discussion that mentions this. Of course, none of them provide any citations.

      In fact, there is a conversation going on about this right now in a Discord server (Again, with no citations).

      17 votes
    2. My son is entering middle school (virtually) this year and I just found out that they've gutted the GT program because of budget cuts

      He will be entering 5th grade and has had a gifted and talented (GT) instructor every year since kindergarten. I'm afraid that he will not only become bored, but also fall behind his potential....

      He will be entering 5th grade and has had a gifted and talented (GT) instructor every year since kindergarten. I'm afraid that he will not only become bored, but also fall behind his potential.

      Thus, I'm asking this group for any recommendations or advice that you may have. Are there any online instructional programs that he could benefit from as a substitute?

      16 votes
    3. A tildes thread for toki pona, the minimalist conlang

      Toki Pona is a minimalist conlang famous for having a vocabulary of under 130 words. There are communities of speakers on all major social media platforms. This is an introduction thread for...

      Toki Pona is a minimalist conlang famous for having a vocabulary of under 130 words. There are communities of speakers on all major social media platforms. This is an introduction thread for speakers, learners or the toki-curious to introduce themselves. I'll advise on learning resources, or just answer general questions if anyone is interested.

      I'm a toki pona speaker and creator of the YouTube channel 'seme li sin?' which translated news stories into toki pona.

      mi wile e ni: kulupu wawa pi toki pona lon lipu Tetesu. jan ale pi toki pona li jan pona mi. sina ken la o kepeken e toki pona lon lipu ni!

      26 votes
    4. What are your favorite conlangs?

      I saw this post. And it reminded me of a hobby I haven't paid much attention to for a while. Apparently there are at least two people who are moderately fluent at Toki Pona, soon to be joined by a...

      I saw this post. And it reminded me of a hobby I haven't paid much attention to for a while. Apparently there are at least two people who are moderately fluent at Toki Pona, soon to be joined by a third.
      In the meantime, I was wondering what conlangs you find to be interesting or unique?

      Edit - Also, do you speak any conlangs?

      12 votes
    5. In 100 years' time, what do you think society will look back on and view with distaste?

      Inspired by this comment, and thinking about how we today look back on (for example) segregation, or the treatment of homosexuals through the last 100 years. In the year 2120 what do you think...

      Inspired by this comment, and thinking about how we today look back on (for example) segregation, or the treatment of homosexuals through the last 100 years.
      In the year 2120 what do you think human society will look back on and be disgusted to think about?

      The big one for me I think will be the treatment of animals, and not just battery farming, but straight up growing them for slaughter: food, clothes, lab-testing, etc. With the nascent industry of 3d-printed/lab-grown meats gaining traction, as well as vegan and vegetarianism on the rise through much of the West, it's not hard to imagine our great-grandchildren being horrified at the thought of their ancestors raising animals just to kill them.

      31 votes