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by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

That makes nothing clear at all. Human activities are subject to moral description when they include moral choices. Holy fucking shit! Are you really this stupid, or are you just playing dumb? If natural selection is amoral then selecting out 6 million jews is amoral. Sound and valid deduction with...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

That does not deductively follow at all. Not without whatever enormous quantity of hidden assumptions you are smuggling. It follows DIRECTLY. The "enormous quantity of hidden assumptions" is so fucking trivial it shouldn't require pointing out. Human activity on Earth is an evolutionary pressure. S...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

Skepdik has an amended version, it's only moral to rape them if they are too young to be on birth control. Next week on the Veritas and Skep files: Are we morally obliged to abandon cancerous middle-aged wives and replace them with younger and more fertile ladies? All this and more as we investigat...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

By killing and raping etc. you ensure the continuity of your genes and the continuity of your tribe, you deal with outside threats, you produce superior and numerous offspring. Totally the morally-super-duper-proper thing to do. It's all science, backed by empirical facts, so it's objective. So exp...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

Now you have some problem understanding what "true" means? You really are working overtime trying to insist I am making you say things.... According to YOU this premise is true "Natural selection is amoral". YOU know what "true" means. Do you not? That is why YOU made the TRUE claim "Natural select...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

That is not what valid and sound means. You must think I am very stupid if you believe the semantic U-turn is going to work on me. In logic, more precisely in deductive reasoning, an argument is valid if and only if it takes a form that makes it impossible for the premises to be true and the conclu...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

You don't understand what valid and sound means then. I understand very well what it means. You insist that the premises are true. The conclusions follow from the premises. Then argument is sound and valid. Which is why I am showing you how you have railroaded yourself to nihilism. Of course, I als...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

It seems to be that you accept my initial premise that Natural Seclection is a morally neutral process. I don't accept your premise but that's fucking moot! You accept your own premise, surely? Otherwise you wouldn't have said "Natural Seclection is a morally neutral process.". And from there you p...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 490
Views: 18613

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

That what we call facts exist within a discourse does not mean that any discourse can produce facts. Something else is required, namely the existence of the state-of-affairs - the feature of reality - that the fact describes. Peter, you are really fucking confused. You keep insisting that reality i...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 237
Views: 2558

Re:

Well, I was kinda reaching out to the creator of Skepdick; whoever it is who howls out Which "creator of Skepdick"? There are so many. My individual choices? My parents? My social circle? My cultural background? The habitat? The universe? All of them bits are necessary - none are sufficient to tell...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

Natural selection is a morally neutral process. Therefore your choices are morally neutral. Therefore you (not me) are a nihilist. I heard you the first time. If you want to wildly overinfer from that trivial observation to complete nihilism that's your problem. It's a deductive inference. Observat...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 237
Views: 2558

Re: Same old Skepdick.

uwot wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:56 pm
Hatred is a bit strong; contempt is more like it. But as you will sorely be tempted to deny, in capitals and emojis, how stupid of you not to recognise that you are the game.
I am ? I thought I was the game theorist.
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

So you are a nihilist after all that? So you really can't tell the difference between you and me, eh? "Natural selection is a morally neutral process." is your utterance, not mine. I am just giving you the implication of the above belief. Are you suddenly feeling an urge to reject the conclusion of...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There are Moral Facts
Replies: 80
Views: 701

Re: There are Moral Facts

When you keep excluding human choices from nature's selection mechanisms, when you keep ignoring downward causation you are going to keep arriving at the conclusions you keep arriving at. Your tedious shark jumping ramblings make no difference, Natural selection is a morally neutral process. Q.E.D!...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists
Replies: 101
Views: 957

Re: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists

All descriptions are conceptual - so no. Yes, but concepts are not descriptions. So you do have a non-descriptive conception of "I", right? I didn't ask you what it isn't. I asked you what it is. And I told you: It is not a thing. It neither exists nor does it not exist - I didn't say that "it" is ...