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by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does the blind matter behave accordingly?
Replies: 29
Views: 593

Re: How does the blind matter behave accordingly?

ok, if you say so. what was your posit again? Many of my points of view you can see here: https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9654 . I personaly think, that our problem is complex understanding of 4D structures (symetries, defects...). Does eg. an electron have 4 or 3 dimensions (i...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

Greta wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:04 am
I have to say that my impression was that the Brits was were brutal, but less so than the Spaniards, Dutch and Portuguese. Not sure if that's how things are reported in the Anglosphere or if it was the case.
that is my general view of the matter.
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

FlashDangerpants wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:34 am


As for the Chomsky thing ... I really don't get
never understood why he is held to such esteam outside of his perview of lignustics.


there is many more wise and thoughful than him.

per israel, finkelstien, levy, come to mind.
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

You are right, there is not a lot you can do about it. But, do you think that you would you be reacting and behaving the same way as you are now? If Veg is a Universal Humist - as i am, then i think she would. How do you define 'Universal Humist'? We are All the Same. regardless of national origin,...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

The same cannot be said of Africa and the Americas, those places were connected to other societies through trade links and population migration. Us Europeans got our numerical system from the Arabs who got it from India. We got the stern post rudder from Arabs, who got it from India, who got it fro...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

I'm sick of being asked to define PC by the PC (who either refuse to, or are incapable of, recognising themselves). I think it's the latter. I've defined it many, many, times, and several on here now understand what it means. I suppose 'hypocrite who takes the moral high ground' describes the PC, b...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

HOW? Because there was NO oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. nonesence, there were always "oppresive restrictions" upon locals - prior to similar restrictions via colonilism. WHY? Because there was NO oppressive restrictions imposed by a...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

Just observe any people who have NOT been influenced from or by people from other lands. That is the ideal way of life. that is a false narrative/assumption on your part. "noble savage" there are noble's and savages in all lands/peoples. sometimes and sometimes not "people of other lands" offer the...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

What does "a grown bias affirming Enlightment concepts of Rule of Law" mean? I'm saying i was brought up as an american - valuing "western ideals" (enlightenment concepts of Enalienable Rights) I'm an Athiest, so do not view those rights as give to me by "god/s" - but affirm the concept of those ri...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

All I was doing was giving a perspective from if it was the land that you lived on, which then became something different, by "others", which was now foreign to you, then would you be reacting and behaving the same way? It has happened, and there's not a heck of a lot I can do about it. You are rig...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

It also depends on how far back you want to go. The 'indigenous' people here had committed genocide on the previous 'indigenous' people long before the unfashionable 'evil white colonialists' arrived here. Then you had the Normans, Dutch, Mongols, Greeks, Romans, Muslims, Turks ....... ageed, not b...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 627

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

Of course all Colonialism is bad by default. Just thinking about history, and concluded that all the former Brit colonies: Hong Kong, South Africa, India, Autralia, NZ, Canada, USA, have a higher standard of living and more liberty generally than former nations of other colonial powers. why is that...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite movie scenes
Replies: 448
Views: 22762

Re: Favourite movie scenes

Walker wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:55 am
Chauncy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYeVQzTVyLk
Aways viewed Peter Sellers as Bush Jr in that movie (dumb, but the former was better and walked on water at the end of the movie).


refer to


"Being There"

a top 50 of all time for sure.
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite movie scenes
Replies: 448
Views: 22762

Re: Favourite movie scenes

Ken Loach(sp) is another excellent director - comteporary of Watkins.

he of late - like Pick Floyd's Waters and Nat Portman - affirm the BDS goals and refused to show up in Israel for thier openings recently.
by gaffo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite movie scenes
Replies: 448
Views: 22762

Re: Favourite movie scenes

BTW - "Kanopy" - thanks to the Aussies per 10 yrs ago, has finally reached me via my local library as of last week. I signed up and have viewed the above movies since 2 day ago: Secret of the Kells, Silent Waters (about the mentality of fanaticism/and the mom's larger view of universal humanism) - ...