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by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 13
Views: 142

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: 13
Views: 142

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: 9
Views: 55

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: 9
Views: 55

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: 13
Views: 142

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: 9
Views: 55

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: 133

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: 133

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: 1324

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: 188

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: 188

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: 149
Views: 961

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: 188

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: 188

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: 307560

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...