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by commonsense
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Boomers::Millennials
Replies: 4
Views: 74

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: 4
Views: 74

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: 6
Views: 64

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: 6
Views: 64

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: 6
Views: 64

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: 1832

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: 28
Views: 259

Re: ~ If ~

My name is Rick Brandt
by commonsense
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ~ If ~
Replies: 28
Views: 259

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: 142

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: 1832

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...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: What do you think of Good-Samaritan laws?
Replies: 38
Views: 904

Re: Re:

I'm wondering what laws people here know of in their jurisdiction that compel people to call for help or authorities. There have been many disputes regarding lawyer:client and doctor:patient privilege, where the state compels them to break professional confidentiality. Also ISPs. These obligations,...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Cloning
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Cloning

A full human being can not be cloned. The human 'body', genetic, part can be cloned but the human 'being', inner thinking and feeling, part (so far) can NOT be cloned. The nurture/nature argument has already been solved and formulated. Imagine cloning a human body now in the year 2017 and then plac...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Starting with Statement #1
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Starting with Statement #1

Statement #1: I believe I am here for a limited amount of time. OK, I’ll bite: Starting with Statement #1, where Statement #1 is “I believe I am here for a limited amount of time.” Starting off, let me analyze the truthiness of Statement #1. “I believe…” Only the speaker can know if the speaker bel...
by commonsense
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Cloning
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Cloning

Well that may depend on which part of the world one will clone people, some may clone a psycho, but in average one may benefit from cloning and get vastly more intelligent people. Let's assume that psychos cannot be cloned. Let's add to the unclonables those who have an untreatable physical disease...
by commonsense
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Cloning
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Cloning

Impenitent wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:04 pm
the clone of the deceased might put an end to the nature or nurture argument ...

-Imp
How so?