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by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers
Replies: 27
Views: 376

Re: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers

Ok, so we have established that Walker need the boundaries of religion to keep him from killing people. He does not appreciate that others lack his blood lust. Just as well he's religious, eh? I suspect I'd be his next victim otherwise :lol: Kayla, JP is not so easily cast aside. He is inconsistent,...
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Missionary Killed on Remote Island: Discuss?
Replies: 37
Views: 420

Re: Missionary Killed on Remote Island: Discuss?

As noted earlier, he'll be a nominee for the next Darwin Awards.

A good article about it and the destructiveness of missionary work today: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ob ... eir-souls/
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2862

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Greta However, it seems to me that consciousness (as we know it) is growing rather than pre-existent. By the same token, our consciousness was primitive until we developed. This is the essence of our inability to communicate. I believe in an ineffable conscious source of what we call creation takin...
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2862

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

If you're going to dismiss it like the first link then there is no reason to continue with the inquiry You won't consider my point even in the slightest despite the obvious logic so, yes, there's not much point. Never for one moment did I say evolution was predictable. However, the large sweeps sho...
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2862

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Greta Dunno Nick. Maybe, maybe not. No doubt, any molecules that replicated would end up becoming plentiful. I think you should take natural selection seriously. It makes excellent sense. Also note that multicellularity emerged from what appears to be a freak event, postulated as a mitochondrian be...
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2862

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

If you're going to dismiss it like the first link then there is no reason to continue with the inquiry You won't consider my point even in the slightest despite the obvious logic so, yes, there's not much point. Never for one moment did I say evolution was predictable. However, the large sweeps sho...
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2862

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Greta As I understand it, evolution refers to the change of being from one quality into another - a change of what something is. Adaptation is the process of a given quality adjusting to the environment it is a part of. At one time there was a cosmic necessity in which mitosis was insufficient for ...
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: The Insidious Power of Pronoun Discrimination
Replies: 161
Views: 1105

The Distraction and Power Games of Pronoun Discrimination

The poor kid is wildly different to her peers and is no doubt doing it tough. A teacher in a position of power should be mature and decent enough not to distract students with their personal agendas, pushing against a student's legal wishes. If a student is trans then FFS just use "she" and stop dis...
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2862

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Greta I have a pretty decent handle on evolution, Dubious but I wonder if you do or if you just recite what you heard? The controversial view is that the trend towards greater intelligence could suddenly stop. Why would it do that after four billion years of life bouncing back after extinction even...
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers
Replies: 27
Views: 376

Re: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers

Do you personally need a moral basis not to commit murder? Could it be that the repetitive, manifested need to discuss concepts rather than individuals also got swept up in the Dark Matter Hurricane, or did the capacity simply atrophy from disuse? Murder is volitional, born of a choiceless need to ...
by Greta
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2862

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

There can be any number of evolutionary patterns in nature, no two overlapping. You seem to think intelligence is what evolution strives for and that because it happened once it's likely going to happen again. Nothing of the kind; that's not how evolution works or I don't understand its fundamental...
by Greta
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers
Replies: 27
Views: 376

Re: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers

Do you personally need a moral basis not to commit murder?
by Greta
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2862

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

There can be any number of evolutionary patterns in nature, no two overlapping. You seem to think intelligence is what evolution strives for and that because it happened once it's likely going to happen again. Nothing of the kind; that's not how evolution works or I don't understand its fundamental...
by Greta
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers
Replies: 27
Views: 376

Re: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers

Er, what happened to the "atheists are murderers" claim?

Why is the conversation now about a few blacks n the US tearing down some remaining symbols of their ancestors' humiliation and subjugation, which was news a year ago and is entirely unrelated to the thread topic?
by Greta
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2862

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Actually, what I'm saying is completely orthodox. Consider that trilobites appeared ≈500m years ago and died out ≈250m years ago. Dinos first appeared ≈240m years ago and died out ≈60m years ago. It was ≈45m years ago that the first dominant giant mammals appeared. If mammals (incl. humans) go exti...