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by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Reducing the surplus male population by 90%
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Reducing the surplus male population by 90%

This is something of a radical idea, but I thought I would put it out there nonetheless. Supposedly, males, at least in the eyes of women, can potentially be defined as one of two types - one who provides "things", but has no romantic or biological appeal whatsoever, and one who provides romance, b...
by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if we lost a cyberwar?
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: What if we lost a cyberwar?

At this point in time, I'd say it's unlikely China or Russia will defeat America in a cyberwar. America is still the cutting edge when it comes to computers. you can't "defeat" another nation without backing it up with arms. best you can do is remove the power grid for a couple of weeks (ask any uk...
by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if we lost a cyberwar?
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: What if we lost a cyberwar?

What would China or Russia gain if they defeated the West in a cyberwar? Aside from control of many resources, are there other benefits for the victor? Along with the positives, would the winner face problems that did not exist pre-war? For the losers, what would be necessary for economic recovery ...
by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Fav Bill of Rights Amendment? which one and why so - all welcome, including non Americans
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Fav Bill of Rights Amendment? which one and why so - all welcome, including non Americans

For me - as stated many times before, one of the most ignored, and only used once AFIAK - in the interacial 1968 court case of Virgina vs Loving - where the "defense of marriage" - lol, was used by the Loving lawyer to claim the 9th affirm liberty of association via marriage to anyone a man choses p...
by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 767
Views: 62757

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

It can't think! Prove it! So dogs and cats can't think - Is that right? What I mean by thinking is the ability to verbally explain, to oneself or others, what one is thinking and what it means. If your dog or cat can explain what it thinks to you, than it can think. So, you can answer your own ques...
by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The duty of the brain is to provide inputs to the mind
Replies: 107
Views: 5298

Re: The duty of the brain is to provide inputs to the mind

bahman wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:32 pm
The duty of the brain is to provide inputs to the mind. We experience everything. Experience, however, is codded differently for each mind.
I'm a solipsist.

why do you assume there are minds, and that the mind and brain are different?

for that matter why should i assume there is a you?
by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Political Question
Replies: 51
Views: 441

Re: The Fundamental Political Question

never offend; always defend never start a fight; always finish a fight indeed, so you are not a bully. good. always liked you, so glad i still can. :thumbsup: :-) its cool. lets talk about our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. documents we both love. I love the DoI too BTW. we can talk about it ...
by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Political Question
Replies: 51
Views: 441

Re: The Fundamental Political Question

Thanks for the warning. Thugs always resort to force when they've exhausted their limit ability to reason. You seem to know much more about thuggery than me. First hand experience? I resort to force when reason wastefully fails on the unreasonable. It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, ...
by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Political Question
Replies: 51
Views: 441

Re: The Fundamental Political Question

henry quirk wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:18 pm
never offend; always defend

never start a fight; always finish a fight
indeed, so you are not a bully. good.

always liked you, so glad i still can.
by gaffo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Political Question
Replies: 51
Views: 441

Re: The Fundamental Political Question

In order for diplomacy to work, there must be the possibility of the use of force as a final resort. uttelly hogwash!!!! its the OPPOSITE! 1862, 1942, 1916 - when the balance of power is 50/50, 40/60, 60/40 - there is room to negociate. which is another word for compromize. by the time its 10/90, 2...
by gaffo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Political Question
Replies: 51
Views: 441

Re: The Fundamental Political Question

Thanks for the warning. Thugs always resort to force when they've exhausted their limit ability to reason. You seem to know much more about thuggery than me. First hand experience? I resort to force when reason wastefully fails on the unreasonable. It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, ...
by gaffo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Political Question
Replies: 51
Views: 441

Re: The Fundamental Political Question

Is the initiation of coercive force, or the threat of it, ever right in one's relationship with other human beings? Oddly enough there is not a single political view that does not assume that force is sometimes necessary or justified in human relationships. The question has nothing to do with defen...
by gaffo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Q-ANON was right! Herman Cain is not dead!
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Q-ANON was right! Herman Cain is not dead!

80 views and no reply.

strong the Deep State is


to pull a little from the Yoda master sentence structure.
by gaffo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Did Yahweh do us a favor by denying us eternal life?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Did Yahweh do us a favor by denying us eternal life?

Did Yahweh do us a favor by denying us eternal life? no, and had he had his way we would not be self aware either. just one of the many beast of the field, eating grass (for all animals eat plants prior to the "Fall") per Judaic/christian theology, the "fall" of man infected the rest of the world, ...
by gaffo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How Jesus could be left alone?
Replies: 71
Views: 707

Re: How Jesus could be left alone?

Regarding (“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”) What did whoever originated the utterance mean by it? What does the utterance mean to you? Are two different questions. its a reference to palms 22 i think, go read the work to determine what it means. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me...