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by commonsense
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 508
Views: 5247

Re: Race versus culture

Seleucus, would it perhaps be better if you stopped referring to race when what you mean is ethnicity? Ethnicity can be defined as "belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition". Since I'm juxtaposing race against culture (ethnicity), it wouldn't make sense to call r...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 508
Views: 5247

Re: Race versus culture

The cause of not throwing chips in with the human race is fear. That is certainly one factor. Sorry for this, but sometimes a song says it better than I can. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnY-Ft7F9eo I applaud your post, thedoc, and am envious of the time you have to track down a relevant youtube...
by commonsense
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 508
Views: 5247

Re: Race versus culture

Who are you gonna throw your chips in with when there's an incongruity? Your race, or your culture? How about throwing your chips in with the human race? Acrophobia might have been a vital adaptation for prehistoric humankind. Without it, the preservation of the human species could have been at ris...
by commonsense
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Boomers::Millennials
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Boomers::Millennials

I see that you are not only able to comment on generational differences and the nature of technology, but that you are a futurist as well. Thank you for propelling these topics into the future. The picture you paint is quite plausible. (BTW, your thoughts deserve the benefits of a grammar and spell ...
by commonsense
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Boomers::Millennials
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Boomers::Millennials

One word: Technology. What we understand of Technology is strictly a means through which we not only interact with the world but interact with each other. The nature of Technology not only determines one's livelihood but in turn the culture, so the symmetry between generations maintained a greater ...
by commonsense
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Boomers::Millennials
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Boomers::Millennials

Of course there will be differences even within a generation - with individuals holding different values, including respect for others. Historical changes for better, worse depending on resources, and political-social-economical factors - who or what determines these? These factors are certainly no...
by commonsense
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Boomers::Millennials
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Boomers::Millennials

Boomers find fault with Millennials; Millennials find fault with Boomers. Whether it concerns work/life balance or work ethic, whether it concerns relationships or relatives, whether green or greenbacks, early adapters or Luddites, anti-heroes or heroes, there often seems to be a dichotomy of judgme...
by commonsense
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Blobby Blobby Blobby !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Blobby Blobby Blobby !!!

what is the message? As Walker would say, we've all got the same box of crayons with which we write our own messages. :lol: :wink: We are a blank canvas on which we paint our dreams. For me personally, whenever I hear music, my body just wants to start wiggling and jiggling up and down, suppressing...
by commonsense
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Blobby Blobby Blobby !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Blobby Blobby Blobby !!!

Dontaskme wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Viewed from afar.
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I see that either you have employed an ingenious way of expression, or you have too much time on your hands. :lol: :lol:

Supposing the former, what is the message?
by commonsense
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Blobby Blobby Blobby !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Blobby Blobby Blobby !!!

Dontaskme wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Ego is like a picture in a newspaper. Viewed up close its just a pattern of blobs.
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I'll bite (see next post).
by commonsense
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to convince anyone with the right words?
Replies: 216
Views: 3922

Re: Is it possible to convince anyone with the right words?

Language alone cannot change a person's convictions. It is almost entirely the characteristics of the listener that make the difference. Say, perhaps you want to change a person's position to match that of your own. It is far more important that the intended audience is receptive and collaborative ...
by commonsense
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ~ If ~
Replies: 50
Views: 1048

Re: ~ If ~

My name is Rick Brandt
by commonsense
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ~ If ~
Replies: 50
Views: 1048

Re: ~ If ~

Bill Wiltrack wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:03 am
If you could steal one thing from the gods for yourself, physically, mentally, or emotionally, what would it be?
It would be the capacity to set loose unconditional love, so that everyone could feel its comfort and warmth.
by commonsense
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are serious political arguments met with frivolous comments?
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Why are serious political arguments met with frivolous comments?

Because frivolous comments are politics. So true. Frivolity can be an effective counterargument to a serious [political] argument. Making light of a serious argument is a tactic that can make the very seriousness of it laughable. It is akin to looking askance at the person seated next to you, who i...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to convince anyone with the right words?
Replies: 216
Views: 3922

Re: Is it possible to convince anyone with the right words?

I have often wondered just how powerful language alone can actually be. Is it possible to convince anyone of anything by just saying the right thing? Language alone cannot change a person's convictions. It is almost entirely the characteristics of the listener that make the difference. Say, perhaps...