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by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society
Replies: 28
Views: 143

Re: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society

After that last post of yours regarding her claims, then I am convinced that she was full of bullshit. Describing the laws of the universe with mathematics is not a hindrance for science, but a good thing, as mathematics requires those laws to be precisely stated, and not based on vague assertions....
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infanticide
Replies: 42
Views: 205

Re: Infanticide

Nick: I think even Plato later on rejected the forms. No, I don't believe in any such nonsense as forms. Do you also deny Plato's distinction between knowledge and opinion and objective justice being an attribute of soul knowledge? You must if you deny Plato's Good as the source of eternal truths t...
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infanticide
Replies: 42
Views: 205

Re: Infanticide

... Consequently we either create our own subjective values or allow the state to enforce its subjective values by law. Er!? The state is enforcing our subjective values or at least it is if you live in a democracy. From this perspective is there any reason to be against infanticide? If there is no...
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society
Replies: 28
Views: 143

Re: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society

Nick A: When she claims God exists and God can do certain things, then she is not basing her opinions on objective evidence, so I don't consider her a person seeking the truth. I get that some people believe that something exists, that they consider to be a God, but when people start making precise...
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infanticide
Replies: 42
Views: 205

Re: Infanticide

Science Fan I'm not sure why any theist ever claims that morality is based on a God, since Plato proved thousands of years ago that a God cannot serve as the basis for morality. At least not in any sense that would make morality objective. I also don't understand why theists assume that atheists all...
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infanticide
Replies: 42
Views: 205

Re: Infanticide

You forgot to add "eternal values" to infanticide as in Infanticide and Eternal Values. It seems to be your favorite phrase lately. If it's chicken soup being discussed, I'm certain you'd find something of eternal value there as well! The chickens sacrificed for our benefit would certainly hope so....
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infanticide
Replies: 42
Views: 205

Re: Infanticide

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/newborn-baby-found-dead-queens-playground-garbage-article-1.3826648 A newborn boy was found dead in a garbage can in a Queens playground Saturday. A woman passing by who smelled a foul odor found the baby’s corpse in a trash can on a basketball court in Du...
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society
Replies: 28
Views: 143

Re: Hero or villain? Neither...just a free cow.

I think Betsy's earned the right to be left alone. She done asserted herself, seems able to defend herself. Leave the cow be. But don't you see how dangerous it would to all efforts to create the indoctrinated group mind which defines society of the future. Group mind is defined as: (Usually with t...
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infanticide
Replies: 42
Views: 205

Re: Infanticide

You forgot to add "eternal values" to infanticide as in Infanticide and Eternal Values. It seems to be your favorite phrase lately. If it's chicken soup being discussed, I'm certain you'd find something of eternal value there as well! The chickens sacrificed for our benefit would certainly hope so....
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society
Replies: 28
Views: 143

Re: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society

So what of our cow. Now she lives on an island by herself chasing away people even though some smuggle food out to her. Should her individualism be praised and should she become a hero in her fight for life? Should she be killed as a disruptive influence disturbing the peace and interfering with a s...
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infanticide
Replies: 42
Views: 205

Re: Infanticide

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/newborn-baby-found-dead-queens-playground-garbage-article-1.3826648 A newborn boy was found dead in a garbage can in a Queens playground Saturday. A woman passing by who smelled a foul odor found the baby’s corpse in a trash can on a basketball court in Dut...
by Nick_A
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society
Replies: 28
Views: 143

Re: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society

Nick A: Simone made all sorts of superstitious claims about an alleged God, so we can write her off as a person who was interested in the truth, and certainly she was incapable of dealing with reality. She had no evidence to support her claims regarding God, she just made them up. Pat Robertson doe...
by Nick_A
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 197
Views: 1354

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Arising I'm well aware of Trivalent Logic thanks but all that says is that things or states of affairs can hold the values True, False or Unknown which does not change the Laws of Logic once things are known. If you are talking about his idea that something can exist and not exist at the same time f...
by Nick_A
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society
Replies: 28
Views: 143

Re: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society

Nick A: Evolution is a scientific fact as well as a scientific theory, so your personal opinion on what evolution is has no relevance. Can you give me a specific example of some person whom you believe is not a "conditioned atom" and who is a "seeker of objective truth"? I have a feeling that your ...
by Nick_A
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society
Replies: 28
Views: 143

Re: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society

Nick A: Some people are more concerned about inequality than others, which is a basic distinction between right and left that applies globally. This difference regarding inequality, where some people hate it and others don't care, is based on our evolutionary biology. Sometimes, evolution favored a...