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by Gary Childress
Sun May 24, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: beer virus humor (post your own)
Replies: 221
Views: 2024

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by Gary Childress
Thu May 21, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Affirmative Action The Only Viable Answer?
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Is Affirmative Action The Only Viable Answer?

They're not really all that helpful for the people who actually need the help though. People seem to insticntively assume for instance that all black people are poor, but most are not. So where universities set high quotas for black students, the beneficiaries are mainly kids from middle class fami...
by Gary Childress
Wed May 20, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Affirmative Action The Only Viable Answer?
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Is Affirmative Action The Only Viable Answer?

It seems to me like quotas really are the only thing that can make things "equal". Of course, that means authority stepping in and regulating various social processes to ensure that quotas are met. I know a lot of people wouldn't approve of that but what else can be done to mend these apparent dysf...
by Gary Childress
Wed May 20, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Why Suffering is a Good Thing
Replies: 89
Views: 59671

Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

You put pressure on your opponent when you play chess for example. This is evil but right. Playing chess isn't "evil" it's a game played for entertainment and no one is hurt except maybe a sore ego. However, real war is definitely evil. Hurting anything including ego is evil. So would you prefer be...
by Gary Childress
Wed May 20, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Affirmative Action The Only Viable Answer?
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Is Affirmative Action The Only Viable Answer?

Impenitent wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 pm
your infallible, omniscient, omnibenevolent government masters will demand you live your life as they deem best...

and he loved big brother

-Imp
I don't know. What if the only thing that would be different than now is that there would be more racial and gender economic equality? Then what?
by Gary Childress
Tue May 19, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Affirmative Action The Only Viable Answer?
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Is Affirmative Action The Only Viable Answer?

I remember seeing an article a while back from a professor who submitted a poll to his class concerning their perceptions of race and gender. In the poll he asked his class to identify which race and gender caused the most problems in the world (or something to that effect), his class generally chos...
by Gary Childress
Sun May 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: You will hear of wars and rumours of wars.
Replies: 62
Views: 709

Re: You will hear of wars and rumours of wars.

Is that where you got this info? I hear they aren't a very reliable or reputable news source, though. More like a tabloid. Yeah I know, I agree with you. Here, stories are made of other stories, and responses to stories create reply stories, that trigger more stories ...like this. As for the Source...
by Gary Childress
Fri May 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: You will hear of wars and rumours of wars.
Replies: 62
Views: 709

Re: You will hear of wars and rumours of wars.

Hmm. Well, I found this article. It seems to be the only source that came up in the top search results on it: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8284569/Internal-Chinese-report-warns-Beijing-faces-Tiananmen-like-global-backlash-virus-sources.html Is that where you got this info? I hear they ar...
by Gary Childress
Fri May 15, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: You will hear of wars and rumours of wars.
Replies: 62
Views: 709

Re: You will hear of wars and rumours of wars.

Classified Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over coronavirus that could lead to 'armed confrontation' with the US, sources reveal. Any excuse for a good old bang gang war eh! ....Here be 🐉 dragons. Geez. Let's hope not. BTW what sources are revealing this? What is y...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 14, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?
Replies: 164
Views: 1676

Re: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?

I suppose if I saw you praying or something and it looked sincere and genuine, then it would lead me to suspect that you believe in a God. OK, but I've told you that I pray AND i've told you that I don't believe in God. Now what? I don't know. I guess we keep on posting and responding to each other...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?
Replies: 164
Views: 1676

Re: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?

I assume you would be aware of your thoughts about whether or not you believe in a God. Yes but IF abstract ideas/beliefs lead to concrete actions, you should expect some observable consequence; some change in my behavior between believing and not-believing in God. As far as me being able to tell, ...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?
Replies: 164
Views: 1676

Re: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?

Well if you say there is no God and truly mean it, then I would say that's a pretty good indicator that you don't believe in a God. And if you say you do those other things because of social conventions or other reasons than belief in God, then I'd say you have pretty good evidence to yourself that...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 14, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?
Replies: 164
Views: 1676

Re: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?

I dunno. A few mutually self righteous, happy-clappy exchanges with the god squad on theses pages perhaps. As if sanctimony is a vice exclusive to theism. Well, it could be as simple as reading some holy book and not being baffled that anyone takes it seriously No different to any book that require...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 14, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?
Replies: 164
Views: 1676

Re: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?

You have no idea how to test if you believe in God or not or do you mean you have no idea how to test if there is a God? The former. Abstract beliefs lead to concrete actions. What sort of behaviour would empirically indicate that I do believe in God? What sort of behaviours would be absent if I di...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?
Replies: 164
Views: 1676

Re: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?

Nothing. My atheism is simply that I don't accept what theists say there is to accept about their theism. And what empirical change might one observe if you were to accept the theistic narrative? Well, knowing whether you believe sounds like the gnostic position , theist or atheist, that you would ...