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by Greta
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I love you guys!
Replies: 9
Views: 94

Re: I love you guys!

QuantumT wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:16 pm
I love you all for that! Thank you!
Go take a running jump, you sorry excuse for an uncooked turd :wink:

(just maintaining the forum tone)
by Greta
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How useful is the internet to you?
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: How useful is the internet to you?

Sir-Sister-of-Suck wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:39 am
Social media, in particular, has had a mostly negative impact on the way we act and think about things.
I think all that's happening is people's true natures are being expressed more freely - and it's none to pretty! :lol:
by Greta
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 52
Views: 216

Re: How would you control the world population?

Indeed Nick, it's really important to ignore all notions of balance and moderation. We cannot have that, can we? Thus, as far as you are concerned in your Trumpian quasi-evangelist worldview, we must never realistically balance logic and emotion ... you know, like humans usually do without fussing a...
by Greta
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 52
Views: 216

Re: How would you control the world population?

Skip, how inhuman of you! Now if you were saying that all secularists should be killed ... ;) Meanwhile, Nick has a new flight of fancy as his much vaunted Great Beast morphs into The Great Machine, which will in turn be supplanted by the Great Network before coalescing into archangels and eventuall...
by Greta
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How powerful is God?
Replies: 43
Views: 304

Re: How powerful is God?

First we have to consider how powerful the Earth is, and then the Sun. That's as far as we need go, really. Only in so far as the limitation of the human experience in all it's self imposed restrictions it places upon itself .. Yet there is no way that you or anyone else can conceive of something e...
by Greta
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How powerful is God?
Replies: 43
Views: 304

Re: How powerful is God?

First we have to consider how powerful the Earth is, and then the Sun. That's as far as we need go, really. The power of the Sun is so extreme to us that considering anything more powerful still involves the study of large stars, black holes, galaxies, voids and other large cosmic structures. Otherw...
by Greta
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: The good old days
Replies: 11
Views: 79

Re: The good old days

Sometime in the 1980s, around the Gordon Gecko "greed is good" period, the MUSIC business turned into the music BUSINESS.

Now good music does not come to you via the pop scene as it once did, rather enthusiasts have to search for it.
by Greta
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 52
Views: 216

Re:

"By the time such things could be financed, resourced, designed, built and exhaustively tested whatever population, resource and climate issues are threatening will already be well in train. Too little, too late, and unrealised tech." # American money, resources, engineering designs are in place NOW...
by Greta
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 52
Views: 216

Re:

"What we lack is another habitable planet." We don't need one. We can build O'neill cylinders, Stanford Tori, etc. Monumental engineering projects with 50% of the effort already expended by way of the ISS as stepping stone. Again: enormous resources are available out there. Other than initial expen...
by Greta
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 52
Views: 216

Re: Going to space

Baby steps, -1-. We've got the ISS as the first stepping stone, we've got proof of concept in place, we have the resources (on the dirt and in orbit). What we lack is the will. What we lack is another habitable planet. Hence the need to slow damage to this one. The space program is one of my favour...
by Greta
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 52
Views: 216

Re: How would you control the world population?

More education for women in developing countries. ... and men. More education for men as well. These are typically highly male-dominated societies, and male dominance diminishes with education of males, not of females. Females are forced to fight for emancipation, and are aided in this fight by edu...
by Greta
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to be a good citizen of...
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: What does it mean to be a good citizen of...

There could be arrests for breaking the law—what happens to the culprits? Yes, that's where the story can kick off. On Golatha there is no police force so everyone would be armed. Breaking the law - being a busybody - results in first a warning and secondly being shot dead on the spot by the victim...
by Greta
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 154
Views: 1013

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

One possibility that entities with roughly the same attributes as God is yet to evolve in the future, in which case belief would stem from an intuitive projection, an extension of the human capacity to guesstimate the future, eg. we know without tasting that a sardine flavoured ice cream would not ...
by Greta
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 52
Views: 216

Re: How would you control the world population?

More education for women in developing countries.
by Greta
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 154
Views: 1013

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

I don’t complain about secularism. Really??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? How can you lie so outrageously and seemingly without shame? Greta, I’m beginning to wonder if we are being exposed to some kind of ongoing concoction of a university philosophy professor and his st...