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by OuterLimits
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Muslims/Mexicans Are Taking Over
Replies: 217
Views: 18158

Re: Muslims/Mexicans Are Taking Over

GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:47 pm
I'm not saying whites are perfect. God no. But jesus I'd rather be ruled than whites than be ruled by Chinese or Muslims.
How about being ruled by high-IQ genetically Chinese people raised in a "white" society? That could be the Crème de la Crème, no?
by OuterLimits
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: On Darkness
Replies: 35
Views: 2715

Re: On Darkness

"Darkness", lack of truth, can be emphasized over outcomes in the fevered right wing (and other) imaginations. Kids these days will have better outcomes than before, are healthier, etc. The men live off of mountain dew, video games and porn...they are already dead. If you think these things provide...
by OuterLimits
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: On Darkness
Replies: 35
Views: 2715

Re: On Darkness

"Darkness", lack of truth, can be emphasized over outcomes in the fevered right wing (and other) imaginations.

Kids these days will have better outcomes than before, are healthier, etc.

What are worst *measurable* attributes of millennials ?
by OuterLimits
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Muslims/Mexicans Are Taking Over
Replies: 217
Views: 18158

Re: Muslims/Mexicans Are Taking Over

I heard this statistic the other day on the radio. "There were almost twice as many terrorist incidents by right-wing extremists as by Islamist extremists in the U.S. from 2008 to 2016" Now, I am always trying to take raw numbers and reduce them to per-capita figures so that we can compare apples to...
by OuterLimits
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 124231

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Also, what is so unacceptable about an infinite past? It's definitely impossible. We know that. We have both empirical and mathematical proofs that show it is inconceivable for a linear and causal universe to be thought to be past-infinite. Proofs are disproved every day. The idea that there is a c...
by OuterLimits
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 124231

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

In this case, it manifestly means, "offered as an idea without a scratch of empirical evidence," or "offered as a pure speculation." What are the most far flung things that you would accept as "empirical evidence"? Are there distant galaxies? Also, what is so unacceptable about an infinite past?
by OuterLimits
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 124231

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

What alternative do you favor? Well, given that time is linear, which all the evidence supports, that would argue for the impossibility of an infinite past, and so makes inescapable the necessity of a First Cause -- either an impersonal one, or one with intelligence. Those are the only two possible...
by OuterLimits
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 124231

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

If there are infinite universes... We should note first that this is a hypothesis entirely devoid of empirical proof...and, if we understand the implication of the word "universe," it is a hypothesis which is destined to remain eternally incapable of empirical proof. For if one such "universe" were...
by OuterLimits
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 124231

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Improbable things only have to happen once to be actual things. That is true. But when things are highly improbable, we always look for a cause for that improbability. We don't just accept it as a "given"; we ask how it could come about that way, and what caused it to happen that way. You notice th...
by OuterLimits
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 124231

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Quite simply put it would be impossible for us to exist in the first instance should we actually possess free will. Au contraire: if Determinism of a Materialist kind were true, then our whole existence would be an inexplicable improbability of the highest order. It is really a no brainer. Funny th...
by OuterLimits
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: On Darkness
Replies: 35
Views: 2715

Re: On Darkness

The simple truth is that we live in dark times. Ignorance has become understanding...understanding has become ignorance. What philosophy has once deemed and valued as "truth" has been corrupted by the perpetual chaos of relativism. It is the darkness that not only soils the intellect but is the soi...
by OuterLimits
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: The Destruction of Sex.
Replies: 25
Views: 2576

Re: The Destruction of Sex.

This is considering that pornography and sex-bots are causing the same separation they are perceived to be avoiding. In man's continual "relation" to himself a cause of fractation occurs in which man's self-relation causes him to separate himself to both "man" and "woman" (regardless of the sex) th...
by OuterLimits
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: The Destruction of Sex.
Replies: 25
Views: 2576

Re: The Destruction of Sex.

A simple observation of modern culture is that sex has been placed on a pedestal way far above than it should be. Perhaps you have heard the phrase "High Tech, High Touch" - from the book Megatrends. The modern world becomes more sterile, people become more alienated, then sex becomes something mag...
by OuterLimits
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: The Destruction of Sex.
Replies: 25
Views: 2576

Re: The Destruction of Sex.

And before monogamy, a definite tendency for alpha males to monopolize females: http://quillette.com/2016/01/07/original-sin-the-sexual-motivation-of-religious-extremists/ "The West can thank the Romans for decisively rejecting this ancestral preference, and codifying a surprisingly modern form of m...
by OuterLimits
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Muslims/Mexicans Are Taking Over
Replies: 217
Views: 18158

Re: Muslims/Mexicans Are Taking Over

So you're saying that the long decline in violence is undermining the legitimacy of political correctness since PC depends on the assigning of victims and oppressors? In the absence of real victims and persecutors PC turns up trivialities, vagaries, and absurdities like micro-aggression, systemic r...