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by Skepdick
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are no moral facts
Replies: 86
Views: 611

Re: There are no moral facts

Of course his buddy in these threads is the guy who tells us we don't know what a question is, the guy who when asked to answer questions insists on being provided with an empirical testing methodology for said answer in advance because otherwise it makes no sense to ask. Skepdick is the only thing...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 237
Views: 2611

Re: Comic book guy.

The one that made you a twat. Which "me"? Skepdick or the puppeteer? are out of your control. If life has fucked you up, don't expect life to fix you. If you want to be a twat, that is entirely your choice. Whose choice? Skepdick or the puppeteer? Oh great. On top of self-loathing we have self-pity...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

When we are attempting to persuade somebody that their moral judgment in some issue needs adjustment, we tend to look to their own moral beliefs and find something else they believe that is not consistent with said belief, then we highlight that and call them a dirty bastard hypocrite. This has bee...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists
Replies: 102
Views: 970

Re: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists

How do you describe something without using concepts? You cant. You don't have to describe it in order to think about it. How do you think about yourself if you don't have a concept of yourself? All descriptions are made of concepts - like all gold jewellery is made of gold. Yeah, but the inverse i...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

Let's be clear. I've read Ascent of Man and, Origin of Species twice. The holocaust is not "natural selection". It matters not a jot that humans are part of nature. If you actually take the trouble to read The Origin of Species that would be crystal clear. Darwin talks about different types of evol...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

That would definitely be a problem if I were talking about moral fact as some sort of thing. Perhaps this gives us some sort of clue as to why I never have. When you start thinking in descriptive terms instead of just making demands, you might note that it is common for beliefs to be held inconsist...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

Well for that you would need to have some sort of assumed principle about agreeing with yourself. Yes. The "some sort of principle about agreeing with yourself" is exactly that thing you call "internal consistency". You insisted on it. Now you aren't insisting on it. For the man who thinks he is to...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

I am literally doing the absolute opposite. I have been clear and consistent for years in my claims that morality cannot be a matter of consistent fact. I have described it outright as a matter more of fashion than anything else, with persuasion being a matter of pursuing internal consistency, not ...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

FlashDangerpants wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:42 pm
I explained well enough what your syllogistic failing was. Sculpor explained it too, you have no excuse for not getting it.
How is it that both of you explained it incorrectly?
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

No, it's an equally valid conclusion to your childish syllogism. In a valid argument, as you have already written somewhere round here, if the premisses are true then the conclusion must be true. Your syllogism attempt has among is possible conclusions "The holocaust is not natural" and therefore d...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

Insisting that the holocaust and wiping out several classes of humanity is natural betrays your idiocy. Retard. I am not saying that which you insist I am saying, can you engage your half brain cell and stop strawmanning me. I am not saying that which has you morally outraged. Syllogistic reasoning...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

Fuck off and consult a dictionary and discover the difference between "Amoral" and "Immoral". Natural Selection is what it is;amoral, neither despicable or otherwise. Imbecile. P1. Natural selection is amoral. Neither despicable or otherwise P2. The Holocaust naturally selected out 6 million jews. ...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

Sculptor wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:00 pm
The holocaust was a cultural event. Nature did not come up with gas chambers or ZyklonB. Racism is a cultural concept and so is anti-semitism.
Confusing this with natural selection, or amorality betrays a deep ignorance.
Insisting that humans are not part of nature betrays incurable stupidity.
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

P1. Natural selection is amoral. P2. The holocaust selected out 6 million jews. C. The holocaust is amoral. C. The holocaust is not natural. Special pleading. Try again. There is nothing that isn't natural. Humans are part of nature. Your argument cannot be valid and sound if it is not sufficent an...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 85
Views: 796

Re: There are Moral Facts

1. Natural Selection is not related to the holocaust. Humans are part of nature. Humans activity on Earth is an evolutionary pressure. To insist that death-by-human is not natural selection at play is to invoke special pleading. Try again. 2. The holocaust cannot be regarded as amoral. You don't ge...