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by John
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I love Derrida, Rorty, Kierkegaard and midwifery
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: I love Derrida, Rorty, Kierkegaard and midwifery

Hi, and welcome to the forum (or at least to not lurking any more :lol: )
by John
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: A new superpower
Replies: 41
Views: 8448

Re: A new superpower

The real criminals are those that thought this stuff would ever be kept secret and it is disgusting to scape-goat Mr Assange, who has basically done them a favour in showing them how fucking lax they have been. We know they don't do that though. Look at the disgraceful treatment of Gary McKinnon wh...
by John
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: A new superpower
Replies: 41
Views: 8448

Re: A new superpower

if you weren't consumed by the usual leftist need for a moral superiority pose, you'd see that. Why do you always push that "moral superiority" line as though its a useful argument in the debate? You seem to do it almost every time you argue with someone and accuse them of leftist leaning. It's jus...
by John
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: A new superpower
Replies: 41
Views: 8448

Re: A new superpower

Typist wrote: Mastercard and Paypal are businesses which have a right to do business with whomever they choose.
Indeed they are and isn't it heartening to know that Mastercard, Visa and American Express will all happily accept payments for the Ku Klux Klan.
by John
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Error in Rigour
Replies: 46
Views: 8876

Re: Error in Rigour

It seems increasingly we seem to be seeing a lot more of this weirdness form you over the last few days. You seem to be finding meaning in the meaningless. None of this seems to make sense, to me either. Now either John and me are both mad or you are not explaining yourself very well. Which is the ...
by John
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Error in Rigour
Replies: 46
Views: 8876

Re: Error in Rigour

titheing is a sufficient but not a necessary condition for prosperity. BT in fact frequently notes that the wicked prosper, as a curse or punishment. It deludes them into clinging to their wickedness. This is rather ridiculous. You've offered an empirically testable position that doesn't stand up t...
by John
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Error in Rigour
Replies: 46
Views: 8876

Re: Error in Rigour

titheing is a sufficient but not a necessary condition for prosperity. BT in fact frequently notes that the wicked prosper, as a curse or punishment. It deludes them into clinging to their wickedness. This is rather ridiculous. You've offered an empirically testable position that doesn't stand up t...
by John
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 15
Views: 3758

Re: Hi

chaz wyman wrote:
Grendel wrote:It's the monster, and perhaps the Marillion song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvf-I_Kzru4

Weird - I thought I'd bought every Fish Marillion album - but don't recognise this tune.
Which album is it on?
It's on the B-side of the first single Market Square Heroes.
by John
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why is abortion necessary?
Replies: 60
Views: 17421

Re: Why is abortion necessary?

Caring for your children (as well as your parents and possibly more remote relatives) is clearly a moral obligation. I don't think it should be a legal one. Can we assume that you would accept that whilst a child is in the direct care of a parent or guardian (i.e. living with them) that said parent...
by John
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why is abortion necessary?
Replies: 60
Views: 17421

Re: Why is abortion necessary?

Just because something happens eventually doesn't necessarily give you the right to intervene early. If 50% of pregnancies miscarry and you conclude that it's therefore ok to intervene and terminate the pregnancies then what does that say about 100% of lives ending and whether we can intervene and t...
by John
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: smoking law abuse
Replies: 40
Views: 8997

Re: smoking law abuse

You do know he's almost certainly a bot? I agree and I think it's what I'm beginning to think of as 'trojan bots', i.e. they are leaders for the actual spam yet to come. Although I will apologise if proved wrong. As I was catching up with xkcd earlier I also thought today's was somewhat apt: http:/...
by John
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: smoking law abuse
Replies: 40
Views: 8997

Re: smoking law abuse

You do know he's almost certainly a bot?
by John
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why is abortion necessary?
Replies: 60
Views: 17421

Re: Why is abortion necessary?

-about 50% of all conceptions spontaneously abort - if we are to take the anti-abortion movement's claims at face value, this means we have an ongoing epidemic worse than the Black Death. But since they are in fact not really concerned about this, they are clearly arguing in bad faith. 100% of huma...
by John
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Simulation Theory
Replies: 136
Views: 35267

Re: Simulation Theory

Hume pointed out that there is no evidence – logical or otherwise – that demonstrates any relationship between cause and effect. I read the wikipedia entry on Hume and did not see your alleged demonstration. You're arguing with yourself :lol: Don't you love it when quotes go wrong :lol: Sorry, chil...
by John
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Simulation Theory
Replies: 136
Views: 35267

Re: Simulation Theory

I didn't change the terms, I introduced decision making into my definition if choice. Imagine an earthworm burrowing through the ground. It bumps straight into a rock. Whichever direction it goes in next is the result of a choice but does not involve any mental decision making. It's not really a ch...