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by Immanuel Can
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 508
Views: 6725

Re: Re:Probability in a Deterministic World.

Right, then, let’s try one more time. Take the example of the coin toss. You say there is no probability in a determined world. Right. But probability DOES exist, therefore, Determinism is not true. That's where I'd go with that. You’re clearly including the subjective probability that I’ve explain...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

It's not meant to be moral or to change anything. It's simply a description of prevailing social realities. The situation is far more likely to deteriorate under the present political trends than to improve. So...wait a minute. You're saying that criticizing the "culture of abuse" isn't s...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Your silly questions for specifics denote a complete incomprehensibility of what is meant by culture of abuse or abuse of culture ... Literally, if I take you as you wrote, you just called the concept of culture-of-abuse "incomprehensible." I'm pretty sure that's not what you meant to do....
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

mascularchies Also include Co. Russell Williams, Randolph Hearst, Yuri Andropov, Caligula and many thousands of bullies, mighty and petty, in many chains of command, in all kinds of organization, of all faiths, historical and periods and nationalities. BTW, a few, a very few females get into those ...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Specific examples would only provide you with far too many nits to pick and an opportunity to choose one that can be seen as progressive. Au contraire : perhaps you should consider what it indicates if you're unable to give a single specific example of a "culture of abuse." You should als...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

[S -Nobody was blaming culture. ] Sure somebody was. "Culture of abuse" was not my phrase, you'll note, but rather Dubious's coinage. As in organizational culture, distinct from the national culture, artistic culture, material culture, spiritual culture and Culture at large. Yes, so? I wa...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Nobody was blaming culture. Sure somebody was. "Culture of abuse" was not my phrase, you'll note, but rather Dubious's coinage. I actually think it's a bad idea, one desperately in need of interrogation. It was merely pointed out that, within certain social structures and cliques, abuse i...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

You don’t have to guess that cartels, for example, are inimical side-effects (to put it mildly) of the culture their in and indirectly created. No. But abusers are quite different. They're surreptitious, and they generally pose as "good" people. That suits their purposes, because it multi...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re:

"abusing other people is wrong" Mebbe so. Ignoring 'innocent till proven guilty' and punishing based on hearsay and assertion is mebbe wrong too. Indeed. Is not it "abuse" to employ the mass media and public opinion to produce a condemnation in the absence of any legitimate use ...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: The Failure of Linear Logic?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: The Failure of Linear Logic?

However I have to emphasize this point again, I am not going against linearism...as it would be foolish to do so...I am point out its deficiencies when applied on its own terms. Linearism has an important place in philosophy, however, it is far from the be all end all. Okay, fair enough. Where do y...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

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 Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Skip wrote:So many theys, so little information!


If you trace the grammar, you'll find the pronoun-referent is "Progressives" in the original comment.
by Immanuel Can
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

but nobody mentions that. It was talked about, because.... Oh, now I see. Good. When we talk about "Clintons" today, nobody seems to mention their history of sexual predation. Even when he was caught in the Lewinski scandal, as soon as the dirt was out people lost interest. The dirt hasn'...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Too bad for him his name isn’t Clinton, and he’s not a progressive. Too bad his name isn't Kennedy. Or Jackson. They didn’t even give him another chance to speak with a microphone in response to his pink slip. They know better than that. They don't care. They're not about truth. They're not about j...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 74
Views: 475

Re: Re:

Clinton's behavior is far less excusable, but nobody mentions that. How is it less excusable? For several reasons. First, for its being of longer duration and much more violent. Secondly, for the cover-ups orchestrated by him and Ms. Clinton. Thirdly, because he didn't just hold the role of second-...

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