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by Greta
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 663
Views: 8193

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

It seems that someone got my last reply here deleted. Well done.
by Greta
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 663
Views: 8193

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

It's a false dichotomy. Trying to apply B&W labels on a continuous, non-binary situation. What is personhood? It's certainly not about having a nervous system because many animals that we eat have a far more sophisticated sentience than any human infant, let alone foetus. Nor is it the capacity for ...
by Greta
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 663
Views: 8193

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

You and Henry adopt strong PC stances when it suits you. That's pretty funny. I've been accused of many things, but kowtowing to PCness is not one of them. I must file that one away. Henry will like that, too. Good, because his double standards when it comes to PC are obvious too. Just one mention ...
by Greta
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?
Replies: 24
Views: 523

Re: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?

What I see is a universe that's apparently about 14 billion years old but will keep producing stars for another trillion years. That suggests to me that the universe is in its infancy, which means that we are still highly undeveloped versions of what will potentially come. Of course there's no guara...
by Greta
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 663
Views: 8193

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

Too funny to see Henry ... Nice lead-in to a totally ad hominem argument. Got anything to say that actually has a point? I note that your own ntire post is an implied ad hominem argument. You have no logic, content or sense in your paradigms - just the joy of tricky debating methods. You and Henry ...
by Greta
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 663
Views: 8193

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

Too funny to see Henry - the man who is more happy than anyone to see children and adults left to die, eg. war policy, health policy, yet a splash of protoplasm has him pretending to be all human rightsy. What an utter, utter hypocrite and lightweight. If Henry was honest, his answer would be that i...
by Greta
Fri May 31, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 1908

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

Yes Ansiktsburk, people will gravitate to roles that garner the most support from others. Historical factors mean that traditional roles tend to be more supported than others.

But all of that is not to blame for tyranny, though :)
by Greta
Wed May 29, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 1908

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

So what is a man who is not a real man? An unreal man? Crikey, never mind diversity. Everyone must fit their little assigned box. Blaming genders is simply ridiculous, at best. People are people. Even the unreal ones. Tyranny can be blamed upon insecurity - an administration's fear of losing control...
by Greta
Fri May 24, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 1096

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

They don't. That's why there are different colours in the spectrum. How do you mean? I mighta misunderstood what you mean by "orbital", but I took you to mean the relatively desertified areas between 'shells' where electrons hang out. Even the 3 quarks in a proton (that's yer hydrogen nucleus, afte...
by Greta
Fri May 24, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 1096

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

I was always so confused by the idea of orbitals and the impossibility of stuff falling between them. Now I visualise orbitals as irresistible currents and electrons as smeared crazy shells caught in the flow. Pretty wild, innit? Very wild - three mad quarks zipping around each other at almost ligh...
by Greta
Wed May 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: So...
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: So...

Egg laying is a pretty fundamental thing that life does. Immediately before fertilised eggs came unfertilised eggs in asexual reproduction. Before that came: Heterothallic mating occurs when two amoebae of different mating types are present in a dark and wet environment, where they can fuse during a...
by Greta
Wed May 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 1096

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

Will, as you know, as a Spirograph tragic back in the Paleolithic I'm taken by the diagrams about quarks creating orbitals/shells. I was always so confused by the idea of orbitals and the impossibility of stuff falling between them. Now I visualise orbitals as irresistible currents and electrons as ...
by Greta
Wed May 22, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 569
Views: 7731

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Henry, I am not your research service. Bugger off and waste someone else's time, you bore. In fact, if any of you ideologues stopped to think for a second you'd realise that infants and toddlers too are not truly human either, being less capable of reason than your dog or the cow you eat. They are p...
by Greta
Wed May 22, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 6594

Re: Pathetic

I'll leave you take the issue of female suffrage up with Aristotle, Pericles, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Kant - they all argued that it would be suicidal. The old philosophers were famously misogynist. Then again, they were more patriarchal times. If you wish to represent cultural mores as univers...
by Greta
Tue May 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 6594

Quite cute, but not all craziness is equal

Oh yes, people have always been crazy. But have all times been equally crazy? Are all cultures and individuals equally crazy? Do you need me to ask those questions? Put it this way .... Neil Armstrong's countrymen were once happy and proud that they had sent a man to the Moon. Now ever more of them ...