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by Belinda
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 255
Views: 2703

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

Immanuel Can wrote: All your objections are true, Immanuel. But they are not sufficient to add up to our not doing as much as we can to stop man made climate change. But again, we have not established that a) it's man-made, or b) that there is anything we can do that can reverse it. Thrashing about ...
by Belinda
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 561
Views: 5782

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Henry Quirk wrote: Sumthin' croppin' up in your writings & posts is the notion that folks would be 'happier' if they adhered to the principles you outline. Seems to me: principles aren't about what makes me 'feel better' but about 'doin' right'. St Augustine said that to love God is to feel happy do...
by Belinda
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 561
Views: 5782

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Immanuel Can pursued the question: You're onto two important things here: the issue of "status" and of the continuum of life, of which Daschund spoke. He's said a lot about the latter, so I'll ask about the former: what aspect of the foetus imparts to it a "status" above "piece of meat"? By "the sta...
by Belinda
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 561
Views: 5782

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

Immanuel Can wrote: 1. A piece of meat is something we eat usually bought wrapped in plastic at the supermarket. True, but trivial if a foetus is merely a "cluster of cells," as the pro-abortion lobby would like us all to think. I take it you don't believe them. That cluster of cells stage can event...
by Belinda
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 255
Views: 2703

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

All your objections are true, Immanuel. But they are not sufficient to add up to our not doing as much as we can to stop man made climate change. Moreover the lately developing large countries will be encouraged when we act responsibly. Lately developing countries are not entirely inhabited by moron...
by Belinda
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 255
Views: 2703

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

Gaffo, if the old people like you and Trump and such keep denying climate change it's the young ones that will pay for that laziness and criminal folly.
by Belinda
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 561
Views: 5782

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

1. A piece of meat is something we eat usually bought wrapped in plastic at the supermarket. 2. A piece of meat is a low status thing unlike a foetus which might if it's nutured, become a new indivdual. 3. A human foetus is often more precious to its nearest and dearest its mother, than is dead fles...
by Belinda
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 561
Views: 5782

Re: RC

RE: PERSONHOOD and ABORTION Henry's question: "Person or meat?" is what the abortion debate is really all about. But no one, so far, has responded to his query. In my opinion, it is the most important question of all, and it needs to addressed. So here in my view on the matter... A really good resp...
by Belinda
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 88
Views: 1651

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

I'm alive and can tell that everything is void of meaning. I just ignore this.
Sure. Vanity of vanities all is vain, said the naughty preacher.

It's up to you to make a meaning for yourself or for you and others. Or just hang about looking at the wall.
by Belinda
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 210
Views: 3560

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Here is Genesis 2:7: “Then the LORD God formed a man[a] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” How do you know that those words don't mean that when he breathed into him, he caused the material he had formed to begin to exp...
by Belinda
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 104
Views: 32762

Re: Me: I prefer common sense & reason, and where those come up short...

Belinda wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:56 am
henry quirk wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:20 pm
...I'm content to live with uncertainty.
That too is a belief, a good one .
by Belinda
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 104
Views: 32762

Re: Me: I prefer common sense & reason, and where those come up short...

henry quirk wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:20 pm
...I'm content to live with uncertainty.
That too is a belief.
by Belinda
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 88
Views: 1651

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Atla wrote: Making meanings is what we do, but in the end this too is meaningless (void of meaning, I don't mean it in a negative sense). But there is no end for people as long as there are people. It's only dead people who cannot tell the difference between meaning and meaningless.Live people can t...
by Belinda
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 561
Views: 5782

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

RCSaunders wrote: It is not a challenge for me. I think it is too bad it is used as a social or political issue. Like all true ethical questions, only the principles should be involved, the woman, the father if reasonable, and medical personnel. Otherwise it's nobody else's business. But it's also t...
by Belinda
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 134
Views: 1641

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

Copernicus discovered that Earth moved, the sun stayed still. There is no absolute motion only motion of one thing relative to another thing. Isn't that a contradiction? As stages in the history of the idea of relativity these are cumulative ideas. The notion of absolute position of the Earth which...