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by vegetariantaxidermy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Exposing Liberal Hypocrisy and Conservative Close-Mindedness
Replies: 193
Views: 1254

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: 167

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...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?
Replies: 27
Views: 167

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

Write another poem if you think that's going to turn her on. Make sure it's not just another piece of sentimental slop coming out of a greasy soup kitchen. Ninety nine percent of love poems are like that overdosed with saccharine and cholesterol inside a limited vocabulary. (here's the original pie...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 112
Views: 708

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

Hitler was an extraordinarily ordinary man who was a construct of his times and was given an inordinate amount of power. Give anyone that much power and they invariably go insane and start mass-murdering (rarely doing the actual killing themselves). People need to look at themselves before pointing...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?
Replies: 27
Views: 167

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

Unless you are living in the early 19th century and your name is Byron then don't bother.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?
Replies: 27
Views: 167

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

If you give her the poem she will think you are needy and a bit creepy. If your girlfriend finds out she might leave you -- and rightly so.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2902
Views: 307398

Re: Music

A bit of nostalgia for the Americans from the wonderful Waltons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLm5kKkuTPM I once read somewhere some facts about the actors that serve as a nice checkpoint with the realities, and some of the fragility, of human nature, compared to the parts they played on the tel...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2902
Views: 307398

Re: Music

A bit of nostalgia for the Americans from the wonderful Waltons:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLm5kKkuTPM
by vegetariantaxidermy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 112
Views: 708

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

No such thing as the most evil person ever. Exactly. Humans are a lot more complex (or commonplace) than simply 'evil' or 'good'. There are any number of people around who live ordinary lives who would be just as bad, given enough power. That's the thing I've wondered before, veg. If a person is 'e...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 112
Views: 708

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

Dubious wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:13 pm
No such thing as the most evil person ever.
Exactly. Humans are a lot more complex (or commonplace) than simply 'evil' or 'good'. There are any number of people around who live ordinary lives who would be just as bad, given enough power.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is science only for the scientists?
Replies: 26
Views: 267

Re: Is science only for the scientists?

You need to realise that you are smart, before you can expliot it and reach your potential. The average IQ of all of humanity = 100. Smart people have a 120 IQ atleast. So not all who might want to, can become scientists. My best guess is that 1% of all people have the potential, but only a few of ...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 112
Views: 708

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

Hitler was an extraordinarily ordinary man who was a construct of his times and was given an inordinate amount of power. Give anyone that much power and they invariably go insane and start mass-murdering (rarely doing the actual killing themselves). People need to look at themselves before pointing ...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: "Feminism"?
Replies: 71
Views: 535

Re: "Feminism"?

So you do not understand the idea of "imperialists" in the context of Skip's post? It seemed obvious enough. Do you require us to keep words limited to no more than three syllables for you? I am familiar with the concept of being genuine. Good to know that that word is allowed as it's becoming hard...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should kissing and handshaking be banned?
Replies: 12
Views: 87

Re: Should kissing and handshaking be banned?

Or, like surgeons, we could carry a supply of latex gloves in case a handshaking occasion should present itself, then immediately upon completion of the formality, dispose of them in a sealed container, conveniently located alongside the hand-sanitizing dispenser at all entrances and landings. (I d...