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by Belinda
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 338
Views: 3139

Re: Belinda

The bond between parent and child is real, but isn't ownership. And: I believe from 12 weeks on (and probably well before that) a pregnant woman carries a person, not a potential person, or a possible person, but an actual person. I believe this person owns himself. I believe this person ought not ...
by Belinda
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.
Replies: 138
Views: 1883

Re: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.

RCSaunders, if you keep a companion animal such as a dog or a parrot, or farm animals, are you kind to them? If so why?
by Belinda
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 338
Views: 3139

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

Henry Quirk wrote: From 12 weeks on what a pregnant woman carries most certainly is a complete human. The fetus-person is underdeveloped, sure, but it is 'complete'. Henry, the foetus carries within itself a possibility that it will become a viable child. It might be helpful to remember that even af...
by Belinda
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 338
Views: 3139

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

You switch between using 'murder' as a legal term and 'murder' as moral evaluation. As a legal term clinical abortions are not murder as I think you have to agree. As moral evaluation 'murder' is too loaded with the legal connotation to be disinterested. It would be better if you could define the pa...
by Belinda
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 338
Views: 3139

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

https://www.americanadoptions.com/pregnant/waiting_adoptive_families But let's suppose they got it wrong, somehow. Let's say there were only 10 families waiting for every healthy infant. What are the chances that one in those 10 isn't suitable for adopting, and that the 9 from the next child are al...
by Belinda
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 231
Views: 3480

Re: Border crises

Who are these persons? How do they earn their livings ? They do many things. Much of the media carry the message to the public, because the arts community in places like Hollywood is extremely Leftist. The news media has pretty much given up on truth and impartiality as values, and is now lining up...
by Belinda
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 338
Views: 3139

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

As I say: if this thread irritates, if I irritate, you're free to indulge yourself elsewhere. It's not the thread which irritates me. It's idiots like you who can't seem to accept the obvious...and in addition who keep on changing the title of the thread because he's too stupid or too damn lazy to ...
by Belinda
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 338
Views: 3139

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

Is that a fact? Citation required . https://www.americanadoptions.com/pregnant/waiting_adoptive_families But let's suppose they got it wrong, somehow. Let's say there were only 10 families waiting for every healthy infant. What are the chances that one in those 10 isn't suitable for adopting, and t...
by Belinda
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.
Replies: 138
Views: 1883

Re: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.

RCSaunders wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:04 pm
Skepdick wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:39 pm
RCSaunders wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:43 pm
You're pulling my leg, right? What, "inner life of a wild otter," are you talking about, and how could you possibly know there is such a thing?
How could you know there isn't?
A little otter told me.
Many people communicate with other species.
by Belinda
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.
Replies: 138
Views: 1883

Re: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.

(Belinda)So do you think homo sapiens is the only animal that is not an automaton?Or do you not believe in other minds apart from your own? (RCSaunders) Animal's are probably conscious, based on their behavior and nature as living organisms, but they are instinctive creatures that do not need to le...
by Belinda
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 1746

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

You won't find anybody whose day job is studying and endorsing the Tao Te Ching. Of course I will. There are countless people working around the clock. I think what you mean is there is nobody to be found in the philosophy department. No . I mean that nobody puts up a brass plate on their office th...
by Belinda
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 231
Views: 3480

Re: Border crises

Are there any "postmodern ideologues"? Oh, yes...you bet. They're of many kinds. What they have in common is this: they use the postmodern critique to justify cutting the ground out from under any opposition, and then they install the various programs they want in the void and confusion they create...
by Belinda
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 338
Views: 3139

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

Clearly you have a plan to make people keep their unwanted babies. Clearly? No. There is a vast undersupply of healthy infants in the adoption lists. There are, in fact, 36 waiting families for every child currently being offered for adoption in the U.S.. It's so bad that people are looking abroad ...
by Belinda
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.
Replies: 138
Views: 1883

Re: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.

RCSaunders wrote:
You're pulling my leg, right? What, "inner life of a wild otter," are you talking about, and how could you possibly know there is such a thing?
So do you think homo sapiens is the only animal that is not an automaton?Or do you not believe in other minds apart from your own?
by Belinda
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 231
Views: 3480

Re: Border crises

Immanuel Can wrote: Yes, I understood. And that "play" is exactly what Postmodernist ideologues want us to embrace. They want us accepting and irrational, driven by attitude not facts. But at the end of the day, they want to turn that "playful" attitude against us, by disarming us and keeping us fro...