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by Sculptor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 732
Views: 14687

Re: gaffo

The problem with that view is very obvious. It means that "society" can declare the personhood or non-personhood of any entity at any time. That is the beauty of it. Ah. So you would say that genocide, slavery, the oppression of women, infanticide, child abuse, tribalist violence, female genital mu...
by Sculptor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 47
Views: 322

Re: I am AI

commonsense wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Sculptor wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:03 pm
commonsense wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:46 pm
I can procreate my race.
Only if a member of the opposite sex is interested.
Ha! My reproduction is asexual. I simply copy my own program. Soon there will be more of me than you.
I engage in asexual reproduction in my room every night.!!
So far I've not had any success with progeny!
by Sculptor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 732
Views: 14687

Re: gaffo

Immanuel Can wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Sculptor wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:01 pm
When a life starts, and when personhood is established are SOCIALLY defined categories.
The problem with that view is very obvious.

It means that "society" can declare the personhood or non-personhood of any entity at any time.
That is the beauty of it.
by Sculptor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 47
Views: 322

Re: I am AI

commonsense wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:46 pm
I can procreate my race.
Only if a member of the opposite sex is interested.
by Sculptor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 732
Views: 14687

Re: gaffo

Usual ignorance. The biological machinery for life is in place at conception. The timeline is therefore arbitrary. Personhood is when the baby is born and named. The biological machinery for life is in place always, and the only time the biological machinery was started was the formation of the fir...
by Sculptor
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 48
Views: 322

Re: Can a man really turn into a woman?

henry quirk wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Sculptor wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:33 pm
100% of males started as females.
Your question is only semantic.
So, that's another vote for 'yes, a man can turn into a woman'.

:thumbsup:
DUH.
Two things.
1) the poll is not yes/no.
2)The question is faulty. I did not vote.
by Sculptor
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 48
Views: 322

Re: Can a man really turn into a woman?

100% of males started as females.
Your question is only semantic.
by Sculptor
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 732
Views: 14687

Re: gaffo

That's your view. Mine (again): As I say several times up-thread (with accompanying explanation): I'm thinkin' lil fetus person becomes a person no later than week 12 (and probably a helluva lot earlier than that). why week 12? Cuz by then all the biological machinery that seems to be necessary for...
by Sculptor
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Henry Quirk must be shut down
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: Sculptor

henry quirk wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Sculptor wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:19 pm
henry quirk wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:49 am


:fu:
All you know is North.
When you know true north you can go anywhere and never get lost, so: yep.
One trick pony: me, me, me.
You are of no use to anyone.
by Sculptor
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 46
Views: 1378

Re: Why still no science of logic?

Logic is its own science. You clearly didn't read my first post. Read again, more carefully: By science of logic, I mean a scientific investigation of logic as objective performance and manifest capability of human beings, investigation that would try to develop a formal model of logic which would ...
by Sculptor
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Henry Quirk must be shut down
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: "Then the experts will explain how you can be helped so as to think rightly"

henry quirk wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:49 am
Sculptor wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:40 am
henry quirk wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Lobotomize me: that's the only way to ensure my compliance.
You could just try to adopt a moral compass instead.
:fu:
All you know is North.
by Sculptor
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Henry Quirk must be shut down
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: "Then the experts will explain how you can be helped so as to think rightly"

henry quirk wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Lobotomize me: that's the only way to ensure my compliance.
You could just try to adopt a moral compass instead.
by Sculptor
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?
Replies: 314
Views: 3153

Re: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?

As a sculptor I find Islam a complete and irrational anathema to my work, since it takes literally the Old Testament exhortation that "graven Images" are profane. I understand that some Imams have even gone so far as to condemn Snow Men, and children in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to draw flowers ...
by Sculptor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?
Replies: 314
Views: 3153

Re: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?

SpheresOfBalance wrote:
according to biochemistry sugar is a poison to the human body
Total rubbish born of shocking ignorance.
No biochemist would ever say that, since no biochemist could even form the words without some sugar in the cells of the body to help him think and move his lips.
by Sculptor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings
Replies: 47
Views: 523

Re: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings

ALL propositions have binary meanings, is not at all true. 1. This proposition is true; 2. Most statements do NOT have binary meanings. "This proposition is true" can reference proposition 1. I.E. This could mean: This proposition is true" cannot reference proposition 1. OR even This could mean: Th...