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by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: How to deal with a friend who thinks COVID 19 is a hoax
Replies: 229
Views: 3179

Re: How to deal with a friend who thinks COVID 19 is a hoax

I read the material of every link I post From the article you posted: "First and foremost, a mask is a core component of the personal protective equipment (PPE) clinicians need when caring for symptomatic patients with respiratory viral infections." This does not support your claim that surgeons on...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: How to deal with a friend who thinks COVID 19 is a hoax
Replies: 229
Views: 3179

Re: gary

Well, if you and I are wrong about this, then the worst outcome is we all got masks and didn't need them. OK. Some money blown down the tubes. If Henry is wrong, he's instigating practices that perpetuate the spread of a virus pandemic. Yep! I'm willing to wear a mask to protect and show respect fo...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Existential Crisis
Replies: 842
Views: 15735

Re: The Existential Crisis

He spins and spins within his distorted conclusions, like some kind of bug caught in a web. But you NEVER end up even KNOWING what my ACTUAL 'conclusions' are. You STATE your presumptions, claims, and conclusions about me in your posts -- and you are wrong. That is how I know. I've pointed this out...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Existential Crisis
Replies: 842
Views: 15735

Re: The Existential Crisis

Atla wrote: Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:50 am This one's one of those few people who are genuinely insane. No way around it.
He spins and spins within his distorted conclusions, like some kind of bug caught in a web.
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: How to deal with a friend who thinks COVID 19 is a hoax
Replies: 229
Views: 3179

Re: gary

maskin' against viral transmission is dumb, unjustified, and is solely an exercise in feel-goodism , or virtue signalin' or control maskin' is malarky According to the Mayo Clinic (who is smarter than Henry), wearing a mask helps slow the spread of the virus: https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How are humans different with other species?
Replies: 115
Views: 2618

Re: How are humans different with other species?

I do not doubt your experiences, if you say you have them. Yet, your characterizations/explanations do not describe them. And then you say... Experience of reality is all I'm interested in, and if that's a limitation, I'm delighted to be so limited. The general name for that limitation is sanity. S...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3025

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

So I think the big rub comes between truth and freedom. If the truth is such that one's freedom to do something seems to need to be curtailed, then... /... (it's) an assault on freedom. That's interesting, Gary. I'm paraphrasing a little... hopefully I'm not misrepresenting your words/meaning. So, ...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: How to deal with a friend who thinks COVID 19 is a hoax
Replies: 229
Views: 3179

Re: Re:

I think HQ is simply fiercely individualistic. As such, his beliefs may have nothing to do with senility. I don't think he's senile -- I think he's archaically self-focused to the point of ignorance. Many of us here are extraordinarily individualistic or independent. But not caring about other peop...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How are humans different with other species?
Replies: 115
Views: 2618

Re: How are humans different with other species?

... Your limited notions demonstrate your limited experience. I, on the other hand, can speak of what I have actually experienced along these lines. Results that you might claim are impossible, are not only possible, but happen repeatedly for me. I don't expect you to understand. You are a grouchy ...
by Lacewing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3025

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

Still not as bad as the GW Bush presidency. That's when the US truly lost its spirit, not with Trump, who is just a clown, a symptom. I agree that GW Bush was also a destructive idiot who had no business being president, and I couldn't even look at him or listen to him. But I think both of these ch...
by Lacewing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: How to deal with a friend who thinks COVID 19 is a hoax
Replies: 229
Views: 3179

Re: Re:

Dumb fucks get derision thrown at them. let me see...do I have room for one more? I sure do: into my penalty box with you Wheeee!! Let's have a party! As if any of us gives a fuck whether Henry reads our posts or not. I actually enjoy being able to point out what a cranky old man he is, without hav...
by Lacewing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How are humans different with other species?
Replies: 115
Views: 2618

Re: How are humans different with other species?

4D is concerned with the physical world and physical measurements, yes? What about that which is not physical or routinely measurable, but is clearly accessed and experienced? Such as instincts, intuition, and awareness that INFORM without physical attributes... as if the receiver/receptor is tapped...
by Lacewing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3025

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

No doubt! What started off as tragedy has long turned into a farce and there's no guarantee it won't continue and escalate for another four years in which case the US will have lost whatever remained of Good Will or their value system forever. Meanwhile, those with orange-colored glasses dance arou...
by Lacewing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Existential Crisis
Replies: 842
Views: 15735

Re: The Existential Crisis

since there is nothing better to do on this forum most of the time, I ran my usual psychological experiment of trying to beat some sense into them. Just the usual somewhat amusing social work, trying to bring a little more sanity into a self-destructing world, or at least rid a philosophy forum fro...
by Lacewing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grandaddy's Gun
Replies: 108
Views: 2273

Re: Nick

The gun is more than a tool for kiiing three year olds in Chicago requiring your government to take them away. It is much more which the libs have no conception of. By "libs", do you mean liberals? If so, your extremism is toxic bullshit... and you are the one who has no conception of anything beyo...