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by vegetariantaxidermy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 18
Views: 43

Re: Re:

Baby steps, -1-. We've got the ISS as the first stepping stone, we've got proof of concept in place, we have the resources (on the dirt and in orbit). What we lack is the will. As you will. What is ISS? I hate it when people are too lazy to write out non-obvious abbreviations in long hand. All it w...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 21
Views: 181

Re:

henry quirk wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:47 am
You get this thread is me, thinkin' out loud, right?

I didn't generate it to 'argue' or 'defend' but just to world build, to bounce ideas around, mebbe get a little feedback.

You don't like me, I don't like you: that's okay.

But, jeez, I truly didn't know how mean spirited you are.
meh.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 21
Views: 181

Re: Golgotha Mining Station

About as intelligent and though-provoking as your 'arguments'.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 21
Views: 181

Re: Golgotha Mining Station

Same old then. Feign indifference to mask the complete absence of an argument and meaningful neurone activity.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the UN worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 68

Re: Is the UN worth it?

I don't like a lot of the actions that have been backed by it. Generally, people who have seen me talking about things know that I am pretty isolationist, and I don't think we should meddle with other countries , especially ones that aren't our allies and have nothing to offer us. As far as keeping...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 21
Views: 181

Re: Golgotha Mining Station

If you've considered those things then there's no sign of it. I'm not a mind reader. I think in your Utopia you would be the only human alive (but I don't think you would like that very much).
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 21
Views: 181

Re:

"How do Golgothans make social contact while minding their own business?" The Law is mostly about people fuckin' with people. For example: if some fella chats up some lady in the Bazaar (a large open area in Golgotha Prime where folks barter) this is normal, natural, acceptable till the lady sez 'f...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the UN worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 68

Re: Is the UN worth it?

I think you will find that people who despise Israel will generally sing the praises of the UN. Make of that what you will.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the UN worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 68

Re: Is the UN worth it?

Greta wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:36 am
If I was Scandinavian I would think it a very good thing and find Trump's rejection of Europe and accommodation of Putin alarming.

https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... st-russia/
Is there a point here??
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 21
Views: 181

Re: Golgotha Mining Station

Sigh...But unfortunately Henry, a very large number of people are not 'good citizens' and do not leave others alone. This is why we have evolved laws to protect ourselves from each other. I don't want to go back to the law of the jungle. You do. I don't understand why you don't just do it. Of course...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the UN worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 68

Re: Is the UN worth it?

Never been able to work out what exactly it does. Seems to attract has-been politicians and leaders.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 135

Re: The tortoise and the hare

-1- wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:00 am
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:55 am
I thought it was Aesop.
Aesop's was a parable. Xeno's was a paradox. They both used the hare and the tortoise in their respective stories.
Zeno's was Achilles and the tortoise.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 135

Re: The tortoise and the hare

I thought it was Aesop.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Exposing Liberal Hypocrisy and Conservative Close-Mindedness
Replies: 193
Views: 1326

Re: Exposing Liberal Hypocrisy and Conservative Close-Mindedness

Why would that be so? In India non-Indians compain of racism quite a lot. When they return the favour, that is reverse racism, there needn't be a single white person involved in the entire transaction. As a rule, reverse racism is just racism against the normal flow (which is typically from majorit...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?
Replies: 27
Views: 191

Re: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?

It's not the worst love poem I ever read and there's certainly no line that's cornier than Shall I compare thee to a summer's day Thou art more lovely and more temperate Could never figure out why this sonnet by Shakespeare is so famous. Those by Keats I think are far superior. When it comes to pur...