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Letters to the Editor

Dear Debate,

I read the article ‘Seeing Sound’ in the Five Senses edition of Debate and discovered that I have synesthesia! (Which I had never heard of before.) I never knew that there was a name for associating colours with letters and numbers. I’ve been aware that I’ve done this since I was a little kid, but never put much thought into it and never discussed it with anyone until I mentioned it to friend during high school. She hadn’t heard of it before, so I guess I thought it was just me that did this. There are so many people in the world that I feel like whatever behaviour you have (no matter how odd it seems), you’re probably not the only one who does it. It’s really cool to know that this is a thing!


Un Hee

Hey Julie,

I just grabbed Issue 5: 10/10 mag. I was so excited to see the Vsauce example of the trolley problem used. I brought it up with my workshop teacher the other week and found out exactly how much I love to talk about and discuss its findings.

Also, I love that you're talking about ethics underneath the advertising, ie the canvas bags serving little purpose aside from feeling like you've solved global warming single-handedly. I remember reading that the 15 biggest container ships emit more pollution than every car on the planet, which really resets one’s perspective.

Conor Goddard

Dear editor,

I wanted to write in response to an article in Debate titled ‘Cryptocurrencies: Is it all just a load of bollox?’ in Issue 3. Although there were numerous shortcomings with the article, including the omission of what is happening in the blockchain space other than Bitcoin, my biggest problem was the article was too pessimistic. I agree with the writer’s sentiment that you should be cautious if investing in the technology. But, the article concludes this without relating any positive reasons why you might invest in the technology.

I personally think that if one looks into some of the blockchain projects being developed, or listens to what experts are saying about the adoption of the tech, then a less pessimistic conclusion might be drawn. I personally think blockchain projects can be a good investment for young people. That’s why I created a short digital booklet to get young people to consider it as an option. And I’m wanting to give away $50 worth of bitcoin to generate interest. I don’t plan on making any money from this little venture. I only want to help young people think about their future and investment options. To get a copy of the booklet, email:

Mark O'Donnell

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