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by Walker
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 98
Views: 850

Re: Truman's folly

"At the widest-angle view, one can see a whopping difference across the millennia that separate us from our pre-state ancestors. Contra leftist anthropologists who celebrate the noble savage, quantitative body-counts—such as the proportion of prehistoric skeletons with axemarks and embedded arrowhea...
by Walker
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Privatization of War
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: The Privatization of War

“Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. “In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted...
by Walker
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Designer Babies
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Designer Babies

In utero gene intervention is already technically possible. Traits like hair and eye color can be manipulated--even the sex of the unborn child can be selected during pregnancy. In the not very distant future, gene therapy in the womb might be used to treat rare diseases or prevent major birth defe...
by Walker
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Privatization of War
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: The Privatization of War

Not sure exactly what this means. How would private companies make money? By raping the war torn land of its resources? If so, isn't this a backhanded way of countries to invade other countries and steal? That’s right. Harvesting the natural resources that lay fallow is the reason to be there. Rare...
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 95
Views: 748

Re: Statue removal

Arising_uk wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:01 pm
Walker wrote: Good grief.
It wasn't really grief they got but a very real sense of their oddness but in some places they said they felt hostility compared to their life in the UK.
Brits can be odd, that's true. :lol:

Mixed couples are too commonplace to really notice.
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 282
Views: 6150

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

If you focus, the reasoning may, just may, cease to zoom over the noggin, Einstein.

But you are beginning to see the light.

I'll venture a prediction: "What reasoning?"

:lol:
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 95
Views: 748

Re: Statue removal

Arising_uk wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:53 pm
Walker wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:48 pm
That's right. The United States is one of the least racist countries on the planet. Most likely it's the very least.
:lol: Not the experience of a British mixed-race couple I know who had to live and travel there for a while. But maybe things have changed in the last decade or so.
Good grief.
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 95
Views: 748

Re: Statue removal

Obama twisted many issues of his day into a race theme, which the fawning press facilitated. Before that, not much of an issue.
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 95
Views: 748

Re: Statue removal

That's right. The United States is one of the least racist countries on the planet. Most likely it's the very least.
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 282
Views: 6150

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfct?

He never heard of it. ... :lol: Of course he hasn't. :roll: The misquote is yet further confirmation that youse twoins hear what you need to hear. And your third person that you are a loon. "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." Sigh. So twue, Al. So twue. I...
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 282
Views: 6150

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfct?

You're the expert. Actually, it is you that claims to have some knowledge. It is for you to demonstrate the source. If you can't do that, you are not even parroting, you are just making stuff up. Wrong. I speak of the principle. Real scientists have doubts, which btw is also why climatologists with...
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 282
Views: 6150

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfct?

You haven't answered the question. What Darwin's doubts do you advise that we study? Please be specific. Not we. You. You're the expert. What doubts has your critical mind discovered in your parroting, if any? Are you drunk? What "Darwin's doubts" do you advise we study? You are the one who advised...
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 282
Views: 6150

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfct?

You're the expert. Actually, it is you that claims to have some knowledge. It is for you to demonstrate the source. If you can't do that, you are not even parroting, you are just making stuff up. Wrong. I speak of the principle. Real scientists have doubts, which btw is also why climatatologists wi...
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 95
Views: 748

Re: Statue removal

The statue bs is an example of ostensible purpose implanted into those prone to mob manipulation, since folks need problems bad enough to create them, and are lazy enough to accept them.
by Walker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 282
Views: 6150

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfct?

Referring to yourself in the third person now? What misquote? If you weren't referring to the bogus creationist book "Darwin's Doubt," then what "Darwin's doubts" were you referring to? After all, you advised us to study these doubts, so perhaps you could share what you think we should study. "If" ...