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by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 24016

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

bobevenson wrote:Again, only property with intrinsic market value can be properly taxed. Any other form of taxation is bogus shadow-and-mirror taxation, and therefore improper.
Would somebody please give the record player a kick. The needle appears to be stuck.
by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "The Varieties of Religious Experience"
Replies: 81
Views: 6684

Re: "The Varieties of Religious Experience"

bobevenson wrote:You wouldn't know a valid credential if it bit you in the ass.
Aside from "hearing voices" what other prophetic credentials would a true prophet display?
by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 24016

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

Ok, fine. So when you write 'intrinsic market value', everyone has to ignore that and substitute a meaningful value, for which we shall use FMV going forward. And why exactly is it despotic to tax value adds such as income earned by increasing the value of a property? Why is repeatedly making peopl...
by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Jean-Dominique Bauby & The Hell We Exist In
Replies: 195
Views: 15271

Re: Jean-Dominique Bauby & The Hell We Exist In

No idea what this means but I thought that QED showed or hinted that Light travels all the path's possible from A to B and then 'chooses' the shortest? Correct. This is how the SM is conventionally interpreted because it is an inescapable feature of both the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalisms us...
by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 27663

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Say what you like about his metaphysics; he nailed that one. As you know I lack a generosity of spirit when it comes to the metaphysics of Descarte but I agree with you in your assessment of this rather elegant comment. It even shows a degree of literary flair which is conspicuous by its absence in...
by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 27663

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Splendid people the Australians, but still enough fruitloops to let Tony Abbott run the ship for two years. Sad but true. I'm a widely travelled man, uwot, and alas I've discovered that fruitloops are generally quite evenly distributed across the human population. Luckily the god-folk here are such...
by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: U.S. Gun Laws That Need to be Abolished
Replies: 49
Views: 3602

Re: U.S. Gun Laws That Need to be Abolished

I'm shocked. That leaves a substantial portion of the population (including you) unable to legally own as many guns as they want to. That's UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Every single American should be issued with a Govt.-endorsed 'arms pass' at birth, which lasts for their life-time, enabling every citizen to...
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: U.S. Gun Laws That Need to be Abolished
Replies: 49
Views: 3602

Re: U.S. Gun Laws That Need to be Abolished

Ditto. The more shitheads running around with guns in the US the safer the rest of the world becomes.
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is the structure of uncertainty?
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: What is the structure of uncertainty?

The very fact that the concept of uncertainty exists is a complete and adequate proof that the Newtonian world-view of a universe predicated on a suite of "laws of physics" is a myth. There are no such laws.
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 24016

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

For fuck's sake, Flash, what are you trying to do? Reason with him??????
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Jean-Dominique Bauby & The Hell We Exist In
Replies: 195
Views: 15271

Re: Jean-Dominique Bauby & The Hell We Exist In

Only for dualistic awareness It makes no difference whether one adopts a monist or dualist model of consciousness because the time lag still applies. Awareness is not consciousness itself but rather a perception of consciousness and obviously we can't be aware of a thought until after we've thought...
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Jean-Dominique Bauby & The Hell We Exist In
Replies: 195
Views: 15271

Re: Jean-Dominique Bauby & The Hell We Exist In

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2005/may/22/theobserver.technology “Consciousness is just another sense, effectively, …” – Pearson Since light speed indicates that a very large amount of data cannot deliver awareness to the present we can say that no amount of data delivers awareness to the pre...
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 27663

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

It beggars belief that you could be so condescending, patronizing and just plain rude without trying. He wouldn't get away with it in my country, mate. When we insult somebody downunder we do so openly and stand ready to cop whatever comes back at us as a consequence. If you fart in the elevator yo...
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the past exist ?
Replies: 59
Views: 5780

Re: Does the past exist ?

So, ironically, the past - which does not have an actual current ontic existence - is all that matters to us. Exactly. We might like to imagine that we're living in the real world but in point of fact we're actually living in the wake of it. Because the speed of light is so mind-numbingly fast this...
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why go through Spiritual Stress?
Replies: 32
Views: 2609

Re: Why go through Spiritual Stress?

Jaded Sage wrote:What's the difference between regular stress and spiritual stress?
About half a bottle of red.