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by Greta
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 54
Views: 466

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Greta So much hatred and division in the US, and so much religion. The world has turned and the "North Star" to which Americans cling no longer points the way home. The North Star still points the way home. Diversity expressed as dominant secular denial prevents its influence. It covers is light wi...
by Greta
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 26
Views: 237

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

This truism explains why a man who decides for the purpose of competition in which he can be declared winner and acquire first place money, will decide to be a woman. It makes perfect sense and appropriate for the spirit of these secular times. Anyone who did that would be insane, like cutting off ...
by Greta
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 26
Views: 237

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

This truism explains why a man who decides for the purpose of competition in which he can be declared winner and acquire first place money, will decide to be a woman. It makes perfect sense and appropriate for the spirit of these secular times. Anyone who did that would be insane, like cutting off ...
by Greta
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 54
Views: 466

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

The US is by far the most religious western nation http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/07/31/americans-are-far-more-religious-than-adults-in-other-wealthy-nations/ In 1966, Time magazine famously examined whether the United States was on a path to secularization when it published its now-iconi...
by Greta
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 26
Views: 237

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

This truism explains why a man who decides for the purpose of competition in which he can be declared winner and acquire first place money, will decide to be a woman. It makes perfect sense and appropriate for the spirit of these secular times. Anyone who did that would be insane, like cutting off ...
by Greta
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 54
Views: 466

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The US's greatest strengths would probably be its large size and natural resources, being largely in the temperate zone, along with a large population, an organised political and legal system, and the wealth generated by those factors. Like any other empire, it rises and it falls. It's interesting t...
by Greta
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 26
Views: 237

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

I see why the thread is called Bias Against Transgenders. The sport angle is not enough. The group apparently needs to be demonised from every angle in accordance with the current move towards intolerance and fascism. Not really, but let's think together. Sport is sport. Sport imitates the skills of...
by Greta
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 26
Views: 237

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

Walker wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:34 pm
"... the problem into sharp relief."

What exactly makes it a problem?
What else? That allowing transgirls and transwomen to compete is unfair for existing girls and women due to structural differences in the genders.

I expect you were intimating something.
by Greta
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 26
Views: 237

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

While loathe to jump into the conservative convention here, this policy is a terrible idea that's more likely to foster than dampen transphobia. Transsexualism is in essence a social and sexual disability and, as with other disabilities, that means some activities might not be available. Otherwise i...
by Greta
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 54
Views: 466

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Each culture has its own soul? I would say that most nations have a two quite distinct souls - conservatives and progressives. I would say that progressives from, say, Africa and Europe would get along just fine. By contrast, conservatives of variant cultures tend to dislike each other intensely :lol:
by Greta
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 54
Views: 466

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

A thousand years ago the west was a joke and the Middle East the hub of learning and civilisation. Later on western Europeans went by another name - Barbarians. Everything cycles. Why are people so insecure that they'd ignore the obviousness of the history and posit local current circumstances as an...
by Greta
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Animal protection is the most noble cause
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Animal protection is the most noble cause

I wouldn't say animal protection is necessarily the most noble cause but it is a noble cause - to display at least some small measure of compassion to those at our mercy rather than treating them like objects. Still, what goes around, comes around. Companies, which are displacing and dominating huma...
by Greta
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Making Children Moral
Replies: 39
Views: 360

Re: Making Children Moral

I'm thinking that the way to go is to show the children - and other disempowered beings - mercy, kindness, forgiveness and helpfulness and hope the impressions stick. You can tell kids all manner of things but if you don't walk the walk, so to speak, then at best they'll see you as unreliable at wor...
by Greta
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 48
Views: 658

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

Consciousness derives solely from the physical brain. I realize that so many find this demeaning. What's demeaning to me is giving humans a value they never had, never possessed and never will. Humans seem desperate to give themselves more then was ever granted. The "only real" difference between u...
by Greta
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 48
Views: 658

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

You will fight this to the end but consciousness descends from above while reactive contents of consciousness ascends from below. What makes Man unique is that human being exists at the point within the scale of being that serves as the transition between mechanical and conscious life. Matthew 11:1...