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by SecularCauses
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 86
Views: 14787

Re: Relationships

OK, so now we are descending from the general to the particular. Yes, I expect chaz is referring to your attacks on him for being anti-semitic. We won't tolerate anti-semitism here, and if I thought your attacks were justified I'd have done something about it. However, I don't think they are. I rea...
by SecularCauses
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 86
Views: 14787

Re: Relationships

How is that racist? I don't get it. It's a term that uses race as a concept of distinction and division. Let's say I attack Mubarek and someone says I am anti-arab, or anti- muslim. They have ignored the real issue. Yes, exactly - they have ignored the real issue (unless your sole criticism of Muba...
by SecularCauses
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Principle of Sufficient Reasons Never Gives a Reason
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Re: Principle of Sufficient Reasons Never Gives a Reason

The Principle of Sufficient Reasons states that everything that exists either must have a reason or a cause for its existence. But, if that is true, then this principle must either have a cause or a reason for its existence. Yet, none has ever been forthcoming. Why can't something exist without hav...
by SecularCauses
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Principle of Sufficient Reasons Never Gives a Reason
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Principle of Sufficient Reasons Never Gives a Reason

The Principle of Sufficient Reasons states that everything that exists either must have a reason or a cause for its existence. But, if that is true, then this principle must either have a cause or a reason for its existence. Yet, none has ever been forthcoming. Why can't something exist without havi...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Debunking Marxism in 60 Seconds
Replies: 7
Views: 14843

Debunking Marxism in 60 Seconds

Marx's entire philosophy is dependent upon the labor-theory of value, which is interesting because Marx just assumed it was true, and gave no evidence to prove its existence. The basic idea is that Marx claimed when a capitalist bought supplies, like wood, metal, etc., that what the capitalist paid ...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are philosophers psychopaths?
Replies: 36
Views: 4448

Re: Are philosophers psychopaths?

But that doesn't change what I said, does it? Yes, it actually does change it. You put the word "particular" in quotes, which is a statement that this problem exists in a single philosopher, as opposed to being pervasive throughout the discipline. How dumb can you be not to understand what you have...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: OMG! shah of Iran is about to get the bomb!
Replies: 145
Views: 21148

Re: OMG! shah of Iran is about to get the bomb!

What the fuck is that supposed to mean? When have I ever said anything other than that they are just people? I wouldn't know what Barenboim's religious beliefs are and I don't care. I can't help it if you can't understand simple English. You ought to care about Barenboim's beliefs. But you would pr...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: was usa founded on a fraud
Replies: 65
Views: 11848

Re: was usa founded on a fraud

In the land of the free you can't even paint a simple slogan on your car without risking your life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jG0D2nRGrQ I wonder why people on this forum think citing to YT vids is scholarship. One can read through the comments on the vid and see the numerous points showing t...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Time has to exist, if it can be curved
Replies: 72
Views: 13807

Re: Time has to exist, if it can be curved

I did respond. I can't find it. For anyone who has studied physics, they will find your remarks foolish at best, and probably childish. There is no clock used in the derivation, The traditional derivation uses a light beam bouncing off a moving mirror. AKA a light clock. If you think you have debun...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Greed and Power
Replies: 18
Views: 3860

Re: Greed and Power

When you figure out that making a contribution on this site has nothing to do with personalities and every thing to do with the argument, then you will start making better contributions. It is no wonder to me that your thread has not attracted anyone else yet, as you already have a reputation for a...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Greed and Power
Replies: 18
Views: 3860

Re: Greed and Power

When you figure out that making a contribution on this site has nothing to do with personalities and every thing to do with the argument, then you will start making better contributions. It is no wonder to me that your thread has not attracted anyone else yet, as you already have a reputation for a...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Time has to exist, if it can be curved
Replies: 72
Views: 13807

Re: Time has to exist, if it can be curved

This was posted on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:46 am Look up the derivation for the equation e=mc2 in specal relativity. It really does not take much more than some understanding of algebra to follow. The traditional derivation uses a light beam bouncing off a moving mirror, analogous to a swimmer going ac...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: was usa founded on a fraud
Replies: 65
Views: 11848

Re: was usa founded on a fraud

In the land of the free you can't even paint a simple slogan on your car without risking your life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jG0D2nRGrQ I wonder why people on this forum think citing to YT vids is scholarship. One can read through the comments on the vid and see the numerous points showing t...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Atheist Movement Will Restore the Human Soul
Replies: 82
Views: 19507

Re: The Atheist Movement Will Restore the Human Soul

If the world hadn't been designed for human habitation human civilization would have disappeared/extincted in the first centuries since the ages of primitive man who started to hunt animals to feed himself and started to know how to make fire , then started to fish , farm , harvest , adopt nature ,...
by SecularCauses
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why all so-called rational moral systems are doomed to fail
Replies: 18
Views: 4837

Re: Why all so-called rational moral systems are doomed to f

If I agree that a logical case is not persuasive to most people, with the exception of those good brains who admire and respect a good logical argument, then we need to find a way to discuss the ethical life with the average "person in the street." It would be mutually beneficial to raise ethical i...