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Announcement :: Media
TheDial.net Invites Thinkers and Do-ers
06 Apr 2006
Modified: 10:41:04 AM
Boston, April 10—Boston-based Web site of thought and action, TheDial.net, has announced that the testing phase of development is complete. Focused on the the Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and Politics, the site offers a forum for thinking people to interact and share information about their efforts to improve the Human Condition.
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Conceived by Jason Velazquez after he read an introduction to the first volume of the Transcendentalist journal "The Dial," the site became a reality due to the availability of the open-source Content Management System, XOOPs. The magazine, The Dial, was the labor of love primarily of brilliant 19th Century thinkers Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

While the Web site, TheDial.net, is not specifically a Transcendentalist zine (nor is Jason Velazquez deluded into thinking he's the mental giant the likes of Emerson or Fuller), it does seek to fulfill two aims of the now nonextant publication:

To be available to all people the world over, and

"to furnish a medium for the freest expression of thought on the quesitons which interest earnest minds in every community.

It aims at the discusison of principles, rather than at the promotion of measures; and while it will not fail to examine the ideas which impel the leading movements of the present day, it will maintain an independent position with regard to them."

This notion of the consideration of principals is especially important. While contributors are welcome to post opinions and recommendations as to what actions should be taken regarding any given subject, the editorial position of TheDial.net is that a major void in the conduct of human affairs on this planet is the examination of the underlying reasons that might explain WHY we should or should or not take a given course of action. From WHAT should the steam of the engine of human progress be derived? Is there a coherent framework of philosophies upon which we can rely to guide us away from the disastrous global consquences of irresponsible, often reactive, actions?

Please visit the site at http://www.thedial.net and take advantage of all the features of this non-commercial site. And put your thinking cap on.
See also:
http://www.thedial.net

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