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by henry quirk
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 423
Views: 4305

surrep

"Free will means I dont have to accept either his existence or natural law" You don't have to accept fire's existance either, but it'll still burn you. # "So even if he does exist I am still free to think or do what ever I want to" Of course, just mind the consequences (cuz there's gonna be conseque...
by henry quirk
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 423
Views: 4305

morality as a function of reality

"You...to explain why some aspects of your moral code and my moral code are identical even though you believe in God and I do not believe in him. Why do I for example accept half of the Ten Commandments in principle when that figure should in reality be zero." If a Creator exists, your belief in Him...
by henry quirk
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1546

"free candy for everyone!"

Yes! Free candy!

Take it away from them debbil oil companies & uber-rich parasite-types!

Take it all away!

Give it to Bernie & Elizabeth!

They know how to 'fairly' divvy up the candy!

"one for you...100 for me..."
by henry quirk
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What do men and women actually really want from each other?
Replies: 64
Views: 674

So: who puts the cart in front of the horse?

"What do men and women actually really want from each other?"

A man wants sex, ideally with someone he likes, mebbe even loves.

A woman wants love, ideally with someone she can have sex with.

This ain't rocket science, folks.
by henry quirk
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1546

domo arigato, mr roboto

:robot:
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1546

"He's a stone cold bonker."

I know. I just wanna see if he'll stand up like a man or puss out like a lil girl.
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1546

Trump's insane spree of destruction

Again: what 'insane spree of destruction'?

Please, offer up a single, verifiable, example, Luxin (or anyone).

Anecdotes & opinion don't count as 'examples', by the way.
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1546

Trump's insane spree of destruction

What 'insane spree of destruction'?

Please, offer up a single, verifiable, example, Luxin.

Anecdotes & opinion don't count as 'examples', by the way.
by henry quirk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Deleted Thread?
Replies: 22
Views: 1059

Over the weekend, I posted in a thread titled 'Human & Subhuman'...

...or some such. The whole point of the thread was to designate state commies like Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren as 'human' and designate state capitalists like Trump as 'subhuman. It was a boring, pedestrian lil exercise, obvious & trite, sumthin' I (roundaboutly) pointed out in my response. I ...
by henry quirk
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 17
Views: 287

As I understand it: space can have form (gravity wells, for example). If information is structure or organization why can't that information be in space itself (in the same way an old radio program [the Shadow really does know] isn't carried by the radio wave but 'is' the radio wave)? # "It's a fact...
by henry quirk
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 17
Views: 287

two & a half cents

"Dunno if you're old enough to remember vinyl records. The information was the shape of the groove. CDs? Well, it's all in the pits. That's kinda what physical encoding means." "When it comes to vinyls and CDs, we need the vinyls and CDs themselves, plus even additional machinery. That's exactly not...
by henry quirk
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Philosophy in the Marketplace
Replies: 18
Views: 4660

As I've moved from indifferent atheist to somewhat less indifferent deist...

...this is worth revisiting (thank you, Mr. Glus, for resurrecting the thread). ----- 1.) Do you believe in God? Yep. 2.) Do you believe that there is some ultimate meaning or purpose to human life? Yep. 3.) Do you believe that everyone is morally responsible for him or herself? Yep. 4.) Is the scie...
by henry quirk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 691
Views: 12383

"I think maybe only when a person has long been born and forms a real heart felt ethics."

So: my 13 year old, who, as teens do, is playin' around with different ways of thinkin', who currently has no 'real heart felt ethics' of his own, is not a person? # "When does the moms extra tummy-meat become a person?" As I say several times up-thread (with accompanying explanation): I'm thinkin' ...
by henry quirk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: practical criterion to designate "evil" or "wickedness".
Replies: 1
Views: 68

"making choices based on impulse rather than desire"

Can't see how the above can stand as a measure of 'evil or wickedness'. If, on impulse, I tell a joke and make sad person laugh, I can't see how I've done wrong. If I desperately desire Susan and I take her and lock her away, I can't how I've done right. I see 'evil' (in a practical sense) as knowin...