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by Greta
Fri May 31, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 1320

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: 1320

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: 827

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: 827

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: 165

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: 827

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: 524
Views: 4645

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: 4823

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: 4823

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 ...
by Greta
Tue May 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

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

Of course it's not a person. Persons are persons. Foetuses are foetuses - different things. Is every sperm truly sacred? Every sperm needs an egg to become a person. The sperm romantically says to the egg, you complete me by making me more than what I was, even though I was the strongest back in th...
by Greta
Tue May 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Henry's hypocrisy

"Of course it's not a person." When, then, does it become a person? 4 weeks? 8 weeks? 3 months? You are asking me when there's copious amounts of information saying when the foetus becomes viable. It's a disgrace that you are so utterly ignorant and incapable of your own research that you need to a...
by Greta
Tue May 21, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 4823

Pathetic

Anyone who believes that only men should have the vote is simply insane and can be safely ignored.

It's pathetic in this day and age, the social equivalent to flat Earthism.

Perhaps the question should be, why are people going insane?
by Greta
Tue May 21, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

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

Of course it's not a person.

Persons are persons. Foetuses are foetuses - different things.

Is every sperm truly sacred?
by Greta
Mon May 20, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Re: "It's alive, we must save it!"

If Henry has any sense he will slither back into the hole he slithered out of. But as he has no sense then it will be same old same old..... It turns out that Mr Faux-Libertarian favour government interference into people's personal lives. I guess this is the right time to then do DNA testing on th...
by Greta
Mon May 20, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 4823

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Nazism is the extreme of a broader trend. Most large governments are now either fascist regimes, corrupt and authoritarian or hard right always tending further towards authoritarianism. Global politics generally has lurched far to the right. People are insecure. The world is changing fast. In desper...