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by henry quirk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 159
Views: 1824

Mannie

Oh, I agree. That's why I don't entertain their silly-assed solutions, don't even comment on their silly-assed solutions, and just get to the root of it.
by henry quirk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 159
Views: 1824

Mannie

We can't change, avoid, or correct that which doesn't exist.

There is no human-driven climate change.

The climates does change, yes: but industry is not the engine of that change.
by henry quirk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 49
Views: 358

uwot

Two things...

1 Just call me Henry...ain't no need to call me Henry Quirk.

2 "knuckle draggers that Henry Quirk pretends to be": I don't 'pretend': I 'tailor'.
by henry quirk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Pete

"I think the great danger of moral objectivism is that people can think their own moral opinions are facts and therefore undeniable. It leads to inquisitions and persecutions, abortion practitioners being murdered, homosexuals being thrown off tall buildings, and so on." Yeah, unless you take my rou...
by henry quirk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 159
Views: 1824

correlation ain't causation

In other words: dumb friggin' luck.

That's my explanation for data that supposedly shows a temp increase over the historical average coinciding with the production of greenhouse gases.

Dumb. Friggin'. Luck.
by henry quirk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 159
Views: 1824

"That'd be you the climate scientist talking would it?"

Yep...got my *BS in the subject.








*get it?
by henry quirk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Pete

Yeah, I get what you're sayin: that is, there are no moral facts, it's all opinion (well-founded or pulled directly from one's keister), so it's on us -- not to discover and understand (a nonexistent) natural law -- but to hold and act on opinions that are productive or beneficial to, presumably, th...
by henry quirk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 159
Views: 1824

"Shout that from the rooftops Henry!"

I won't shout, I'll just state: Human-driven climate change is a thick-cut slice of baloney.

The climate -- as an interlocking of various heat distribution systems -- changes...it has to...it's dynamic.

Man's industry has had little impact on that change.
by henry quirk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 159
Views: 1824

A_uk

"As it was them who first claimed it would happen and lo' it is" Yeah, I read the Guardian piece: inaccurate crap from a (currently) leftist rag that overtly promotes the notion that human-driven climate change is real. Large, undisguised bias renders a news organization into a propaganda machine. Y...
by henry quirk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Here you go, Pete (all folksy autobiography ditched)

If I’m a libertarian free will (I am) and if cause and effect stands (it does), then there must be ‘something’ intrinsic to me that makes my defiance of cause and effect possible. This ‘something’ must be supra-natural because anything wholly of nature is mired in cause and effect. So, this supra-na...
by henry quirk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 49
Views: 358

Mannie

"Well, it's hard enough to imagine the punishment appropriate to the rap guy."

Mebbe he got an ass-whuppin' before Crom shoved him off into the Big Nuthin'.
by henry quirk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4645

Pete

"can you cite a moral fact and show why it describes a feature of reality correctly" I think I did that already. To my satisfaction: I've cited a moral fact and tied it directly (and correctly) to a feature of reality. You disagree. Since I got no time or taste for ridin' a merry go 'round today: we...
by henry quirk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 49
Views: 358

Mannie

Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Jack the Ripper (and whoever invented rap music): folks who did a bang up job not livin' well. They got oblivion. I wrote, what is for me, a lengthy response to Pete in another thread (mebbe the BOLLOCKS one)...from that you can probably glean what 'livin' well' is. I'd go i...
by henry quirk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 207
Views: 3011

-1-

"Free Will is a religious doctrine about how human beings, apart from all the rest of creation, are not bound by necessity."

Ain't nuthin' religious about libertarian agent causation (the only free will worth having), so: you're wrong.