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by uwot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Western Civilization Declining?
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Re: Is Western Civilization Declining?

It employs a lot of people, but they don't get to see the product of their labour. They're on an assembly line... Don't you think that some people might find that more productive and/or dignified than a dole line? ...most of what they produce is crap destined, after a long ocean-killing journey and...
by uwot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Western Civilization Declining?
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Re: Is Western Civilization Declining?

All of human history is dominated by a single process in which we take our collective labour to manufacture stuff that we need, and we find ways to use less of our human work hours to make that stuff, so that we can use more of them to make things we want. Maybe I'm a Bolshie, but if I had to choos...
by uwot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Western Civilization Declining?
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Re: Is Western Civilization Declining?

Manufacturing is kind of shit. Yeah, but doesn't it employ lots of people who can see the product of their own labour? Isn't that good in itself? Doesn't it give some insight into how things are made? Can't that insight stimulate innovation? Isn't that innovation precisely the aspirational, post-in...
by uwot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: putting religion in it's proper place
Replies: 333
Views: 2908

Re: putting religion in it's proper place

Immanuel Can wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:27 pm...they all really have no sensible answer for why evil exists at all.
As opposed to some silly woman being tricked by a talking snake.
by uwot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: quantum
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: quantum

Are physicists good at philosophy? It seems to me that they confuse ontology ( what is ) with what we know ( epistemology ). There's a lot of questions you can ask about a thing. The big three* are: Where is it from? What is it made of? How does it work? Physics is primarily about the last one and ...
by uwot
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 348
Views: 3388

Re: American election.

Just so you know, Sidney Powell is a woman. So she is. I stand corrected. No one is doubting what is being revealed about dominion voting machines. Well, this is from the same wiki page that confirmed her gender: Powell asserted that voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems were "designed to...
by uwot
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 348
Views: 3388

Re: American election.

“I can hardly wait to put forward all the evidence we’ve collected on Dominion,” Powell said. “Starting with the fact it was created to produce altered voting results in Venezuela for Hugo Chavez and then shipped internationally to manipulate votes for purchase in other countries including this one...
by uwot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2462

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Before we go saying, "This is too much suffering," we must have some idea of what the tipping point is, so as to say definitively that the present level of suffering in the world exceeds it. Otherwise, how do we know that the world does not have exactly the right proportions of good and evil in it?...
by uwot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's loss is by more than 4 million people...
Replies: 125
Views: 1938

Re: Trump's loss is by more than 4 million people...

What percentage of the people who voted for Biden do you think are "wokies"? Enough to sway the vote--especially the absentee vote. There was a much bigger turnout than the previous election. Well, apparently only one candidate has ever got more votes than the 73,125,673 that Trump as of now has se...
by uwot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 348
Views: 3388

Re: American election.

That was no glitch It is how these dominion vote counters operate since a person can manually manipulate the votes and most states use them On the other hand: "There was, indeed, a vote reporting mistake. However, it was not the result of malfunctioning voting machines. Instead, it stemmed from a h...
by uwot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's loss is by more than 4 million people...
Replies: 125
Views: 1938

Re: Trump's loss is by more than 4 million people...

Trump's crime (by wokie law) is that he's eccentric and different and marches to his own drumbeat. He's certainly not one to pander to wokie tyranny. That's a capital offence to the wokies. Their wet dream is a world of beige, where everyone conforms to their own hypocritical view of how humans are...
by uwot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2462

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

...the Biblical idea of faith... Well yeah, there's the 'move any mountain' kind of faith, which has a charmingly naive optimism and is probably a good thing. I'm certain he doesn't believe it now. And then there's the 'I believe it, but I have bugger all evidence' kind of faith, which is just stup...
by uwot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 348
Views: 3388

Re: American election.

Nick_A wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:07 amOnce computer experts prove in court how these dominion machines are hacked it will be all over. It was proven for example how 6000 votes were flipped from Trump to Biden.
Do you have a source for this?
Nick_A wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:07 amOnce it is proven how it is done...
So were these 6000 flipped votes proven or not?
by uwot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 348
Views: 3388

Re: American election.

Immanuel Can wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:57 pm
attofishpi wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:41 am NO EVIDENCE.
Apparently there's a ton of it. But the lawsuits will probably settle that. We shall see.
You need to get up to speed. The 'lawsuits' are all being laughed out of court precisely because there is no evidence.
by uwot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: So you're an atheist? Not so fast...
Replies: 48
Views: 972

Re: Good news.

What I stated was to clarify the core message of what I was taught in this 'Christian' upbringing, contrary to your statement about this 'original-sin' thing being at the core of the Christian message ...as I said, never heard of THAT nonsense until joining up to this forum. Must be an Aussie thing...