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by Dubious
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 80
Views: 548

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Skip already defined it in succinct detail in the following... Um..."succinct" is the opposite of "in detail," actually. Which were you intending to indicate? Was Skip's account detailed, or succinct? Both! Detailed in the number of examples given while succinctly expressed in e...
by Dubious
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 80
Views: 548

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

...then please explain what you mean by "culture of abuse." What are the constituent parts of this "culture" that we should be working on to change? Do you blame Hollywood? Please explain. Or is it Republicans or Brexit voters who create this allegedly abusive culture? Please ex...
by Dubious
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 216

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

I don't think educational institutions have much influence at all. Not anymore they don't and that's the problem as mentioned! They've long given up their mandate for inquiry and honest debate...which is one reason why Conservative media is not only winning the culture wars, there is almost no comp...
by Dubious
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 216

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

One of its main and most dangerous catalysts is the coercive political correctness ... PC is the tip of the iceberg. The issue is much broader - conformity. Conformity is necessary for us to live in safe and ordered societies. Still, the tradeoffs we individuals make to "the many" should ...
by Dubious
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 216

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

Today is not only a concern for the US. There's now a leveling-off in all nations. I agree, but the effect seems most pronounced in the US. The human story seems to be one of growing collective power and concomitant shrinking of individual capacities. It surely seems that way! I ascribe it to one o...
by Dubious
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 216

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

In spite of America's current near dismal state of education or culture, they have have still given the world some of its greatest literature. Yes, all dominant nations of their time have left behind great things - from Greek political systems to Roman aqueducts to English legal systems to American...
by Dubious
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 216

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

In spite of America's current near dismal state of education or culture, they have have still given the world some of its greatest literature.
by Dubious
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Good Friday
Replies: 149
Views: 880

Re: Good Friday

Is there anybody on this forum that doesn't think that their life is good? The counter question is...how many would choose to be born if they knew in advance what life was going to be like. I'd guess there would be far fewer than 8 billion people on the planet...and real estate prices, in sequence,...
by Dubious
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 80
Views: 548

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

But my view is that there are inimical by-products in all cultures which become subcultures producing distinct toxins of their own within the confines of the ruling one. The problem with culture-blaming, though, is that you cannot ever be sure you've located the true "toxin" that you beli...
by Dubious
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Homosexuality.
Replies: 49
Views: 255

Re: Homosexuality.

You're programmed by your hormones. It's not a matter of either/or and 'choosing' is not an option. If you're programmed to have sex with an iguana, guess what!
by Dubious
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 80
Views: 548

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

But I still don't get this "culture of" thing. Abusers are responsible for what they do...they don't deserve to get off the hook by having us blame "culture." We can't lock up a "culture," or even really find it, or do much to prevent a "culture" from abusing...
by Dubious
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 80
Views: 548

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Can you explain this idea of " culture of abuse"? ...a consistent vile habit practiced through the ages which, though not truly within the definition of culture, clandestinely becomes incorporated into one. I'm not sure about your definition of "culture of abuse." What's so &quo...
by Dubious
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 80
Views: 548

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Fish do very often rot from the head. If a certain kind of attitude - sexism, racism, privilege, secrecy, deceit, graft or whatever - is inherent in an organization, then persons who think in that way will be both welcomed by and comfortable in that organization. When/if the normal-for-the-organiza...
by Dubious
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 80
Views: 548

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Immanuel Can wrote:Can you explain this idea of "culture of abuse"?


...a consistent vile habit practiced through the ages which, though not truly within the definition of culture, clandestinely becomes incorporated into one.
by Dubious
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi I'm new too.
Replies: 112
Views: 1471

Re: Hi I'm new too.

Methinks I should have speculated on this possible scenario much, much sooner! Woe is me! :shock: Relax. If it ever happens, complete nutjobs apart, I suspect we'll all discover that we're just as crazy as everyone else. Anyone from the far outside, whom we haven't met yet, looking in would probabl...

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