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by RickLewis
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grandaddy's Gun
Replies: 108
Views: 2228

Re: Grandaddy's Gun

Nick_A wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:41 am
The chorus:

"A gun's like a woman, son, it's all how you hold her."
Sigmund! Git over here right now - Nick needs to hear from you.
by RickLewis
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday America
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: Happy Birthday America

yes, as an American ignoramous. i have noted via YT docs that your NI parlement has not conveined in like - how many years now? why not? i do not understand. NI parlement building is pretty! does it just stand there empty for the last decade? (i assume there are janitors to keep the building clean ...
by RickLewis
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Has Britain Become a Territory?
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Has Britain Become a Territory?

Gaffo, I definitely think you should write your posting up as a full-length article and send it to The Guardian newspaper. They would almost certainly publish it and it shows greater insight and analysis than most of their Brexit coverage.
by RickLewis
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2285

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

As Wikipedia has it, the human sex ratio in the Arabian Peninsula is within the normal/natural range at 1.05. The gender imbalance in the Arabian peninsula has absolutely nothing to do with infanticide. If you had taken seriously my previous advice to you of studying seriously, you would have known...
by RickLewis
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 138?
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Issue 138?

Hi guys Hope you like Issue 138. For those who haven't seen it yet, it has a theme of religion, secularism and society. It also has three articles relating if different ways to the pandemic. (One on Camus's famous novel "The Plague", one on Thoreau and social distancing, and Ray Tallis's column this...
by RickLewis
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday America
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: Happy Birthday America

It is probably a really good idea for all of us British to read more now about the US Constitutional Convention of 1787, and about the kinds of things that were asked and said within it. The British constitution - which has developed organically over centuries, sometimes changing gradually, sometime...
by RickLewis
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Craziness
Replies: 716
Views: 31212

Re: C'mon in! The water's fine!

henry quirk wrote: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:25 pm This subforum is open!
Yep. Sorry folks, I got the settings wrong when I created this sub-forum, hence the "you have insufficient permissions" message some of you have been seeing when trying to post here. Many thanks to Henry for pointing this out so I could fix it.
by RickLewis
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Please read
Replies: 0
Views: 3605

Please read

This new (and hopefully temporary) forum area is for any and all discussions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any suggestions as to how philosophy might be able to help us understand or combat the pandemic, or at least survive it with our sanity intact, will be very welcome. Any recommendations of...
by RickLewis
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Craziness
Replies: 716
Views: 31212

Re: Coronavirus Craziness

In hindsight wouldn't it have been cheaper and less economically damaging to have told all sixties and overs to totally isolate themselves right at the beginning until the virus had passed through the rest of the population. That's about 20% of the population who would have to register with the sta...
by RickLewis
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 156
Views: 65219

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Rick - the forum prior to the big change once had a GMT clock - time. I really miss that, and I am sure many that are not in the UK also do, any chance we can get that back? So far as I know, that isn't something we can control from the forum settings. But my postings turn up with a time that is GM...
by RickLewis
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche
Replies: 4
Views: 2482

Re: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche

Do you mean Lou Salomé? Sounds like a fascinating woman, who had friendships with everyone who was anyone in intellectual circles at the time, including Freud and Rilke as well as Nietzsche. I think she was a psychoanalyst - maybe she was collecting material? :D I don't know if she was a feminist - ...
by RickLewis
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 8006

Re: PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL 2020

Hi Scott, sorry we got snarled up in traffic while we were detouring from London to Saskatoon to pick you up, so we had to give up.

Festival went well, though! :D
by RickLewis
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 8006

PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL 2020

The 5th Philosophy Now Festival will be taking place in Conway Hall in central London on Saturday 18th January. Full details are on the Festival page of the Philosophy Now website: https://philosophynow.org/festival Do come, and bring the whole family - it'll be fun! Ideally, please book a ticket in...
by RickLewis
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Manchester Philosophy Group
Replies: 1
Views: 1712

Re: Manchester Philosophy Group

Best of luck with it! Can i add it to our events calendar at https://philosophynow.org/events/United_Kingdom ?
by RickLewis
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 1424

Re: Hi

Is my intro being screened? Yes, the first post by any now forum member won;'t appear until it has been checked by a moderator. Only the first - once you've leapt that fence, all your subsequent posts appear without delay. If you saw the queue of first post awaiting moderation, you'd appreciate why...