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by John
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Death of all Political Philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 6869

Re: The Death of all Political Philosophy

If you want to know whether it is legal or illegal, check the local laws that have jurisdiction over abortions in your area. My point remains that unless one can show that their moral position is true, in the same sense that a physicist can show her work is in a sense true, that any person's opinio...
by John
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3333
Views: 367512

Re: Music

johngalthasspoken wrote:My all time favorite band - the Bee Gees
Seriously???? :shock:
by John
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Death of all Political Philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 6869

Re: The Death of all Political Philosophy

bobevenson wrote:I'll leave it to others to determine whether Robert Merlin Evenson is a prophet or a magician.
You don't though do you. You keep insisting you're a prophet so why so coy now?
by John
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Death of all Political Philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 6869

Re: The Death of all Political Philosophy

Have you ever met anyone who was vehemently against abortion who wasn't a religious nut? I haven't, and the reason is that their only 'argument' is a religious one; that human life is somehow sacred, even when it's just a little clot of blood. If they can't think for themselves then why listen to t...
by John
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Death of all Political Philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 6869

Re: The Death of all Political Philosophy

John said, "How do you deal with the questions that science can't answer? It may be irrelevant to you but it isn't to others." Have you ever met anyone who was vehemently against abortion who wasn't a religious nut? I haven't, and the reason is that their only 'argument' is a religious one; that hu...
by John
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Death of all Political Philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 6869

Re: The Death of all Political Philosophy

SecularCauses wrote:
John wrote: How do you deal with the questions that science can't answer? It may be irrelevant to you but it isn't to others.
If science cannot answer the question, then the question has no present answer.
So would that mean abortion was legal or illegal?
by John
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Teen Pregnancy
Replies: 96
Views: 18745

Re: Teen Pregnancy

johngalthasspoken wrote:how about teaching your daughter to learn to keep her trap shut
You can't get pregnant from oral sex. You have much to learn it would seem.
by John
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Death of all Political Philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 6869

Re: The Death of all Political Philosophy

Should we have abortion? Is there a scientific way to answer this question? I'm not aware of one. So, whether we have abortion or not is irrelevant as far as any rational person is concerned. If abortion can only be allowed or banned then what follows from your statement? My statement was that unle...
by John
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: was usa founded on a fraud
Replies: 65
Views: 11105

Re: was usa founded on a fraud

I hate to say this to you, but the USA is not the centre of the Universe. The USA may not be the center of the universe, but it certainly must be the center of the world according to the news. There's a guy in Gabon who also thinks Gabon is the centre of the world according to the news. You should ...
by John
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Death of all Political Philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 6869

Re: The Death of all Political Philosophy

SecularCauses wrote:Should we have abortion? Is there a scientific way to answer this question? I'm not aware of one. So, whether we have abortion or not is irrelevant as far as any rational person is concerned.
If abortion can only be allowed or banned then what follows from your statement?
by John
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: was usa founded on a fraud
Replies: 65
Views: 11105

Re: was usa founded on a fraud

the revolution was supposedly a tax revolt right but one of the first acts of the new government was imposition of new taxes But it was a revolt over tax without representation, or at least that's what the rallying call was so it wasn't a revolt over the idea of tax. so at the end only the ruling e...
by John
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Revelation 17 and 18.
Replies: 21
Views: 5195

Re: Revelation 17 and 18.

See, that's the problem with people pasting those stupid links, and I'm not going to wade through a bunch of Creation Institue bullshit to make some comment on Carl Sagan. If somebody has a question on something or wants to make a comment on something, he should put it in his own damn words instead...
by John
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: A contradiction regarding the size of negative numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 5112

Re: A contradiction regarding the size of negative numbers

If we divide 1 by b, we know that as long as b is greater than zero, the smaller b becomes, the larger the value of 1/b becomes. For example, 1 divided by 2 is 1/2, 1 divided by 1 is 1, and 1 divided by 1/2 is 2. As the value of b approaches zero, the value of 1/b approaches infinity. So, the small...
by John
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music & Conspiracy
Replies: 26
Views: 7447

Re: Music & Conspiracy

It's Eminem's song "Not Afraid" . I found these two top comments on the song's youtube video. Considering that you'll find posts on YouTube telling you that unless you repost a message 5 times you'll die so I'd take it all with a pinch of salt. I'm more inclined to accept that it's about his former...
by John
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Revelation 17 and 18.
Replies: 21
Views: 5195

Re: Revelation 17 and 18.

bobevenson wrote:I never mentioned Carl Sagan in regard to anything, but he obviously was not a creationist, that's for sure. So I don't have the slightest idea what you're even talking about in regard to him.
You quoted a response that concerned Sagan.