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by henry quirk
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 446
Views: 2897

Re: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD

...do we look at this essentialism problem? We don't need to; because with essentialism or without, trans-wanting is irrational. If essentialism is true, then the trans-wanter can legitimately want to be female, but can't actually do it, because there's no real, essential femaleness for them to bec...
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Good and Evil
Replies: 69
Views: 428

Re: Good and Evil

Neutral is both good and evil, like grey is black and white. Nah, neutral is a value between good and evil. Colors are not good or evil. It is a value between positive and negative as well. A color between white and black are grey. Metaphors and figuratives aside: there is good intent/action and ev...
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 455

plant some goddamned trees, why don't ya

If my 13 year old went off on a rant about man causin' climate change, I'd listen to him, dismantle his position, make him do his homework, then drive him to school the next day. ----- Earth's atmosphere: 5.5 quadrillion tons *Estimated amount of extra, human-generated co2 introduced in to the atmos...
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1980
Views: 67886

Re: What could make morality objective?

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:18 am
henry quirk wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:32 pm
On slavery: show me a man who sanely craves to be a slave. You can't. Sane people want to be free. I think this normal and natural desire to self-direct, to be free, stands as an evidence that slavery is objectively wrong.
QED.
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by henry quirk
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 446
Views: 2897

Re: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD

you don't want to compromise with Steve-Suzan and recognize her womanhood. Steve is a guy. I won't say otherwise. # you don't want to live in a society with compelled speech laws. Nope. If I'm not slanderin', what comes out of my mouth is my business. # That is the price you pay for naive realism a...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 446
Views: 2897

Re: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD

Self identification is the moral right of all free thinking adult human beings of sound mind Joe, a big strappin' guy with a full beard, sez, I'm a woman . Am I obligated to call him her ? I don't dispute that Joe can self-define as woman or penguin or houseplant . I dispute my havin' an obligation...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 446
Views: 2897

Re: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD

Self identification is the moral right of all free thinking adult human beings of sound mind Joe, a big strappin' guy with a full beard, sez, I'm a woman . Am I obligated to call him her ? I don't dispute that Joe can self-define as woman or penguin or houseplant . I dispute my havin' an obligation...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Good and Evil
Replies: 69
Views: 428

Re: Good and Evil

So you have never felt meh? I strive for meh , but meh is not quite the same as neutral , as I reckon it. Neutral is gray, meh is more disinterested black or white. Neutral is a tree, meh is me notin' the tree and not givin' a damn that it's bein' defaced by hoodlums. Meh is a banal good or a banal...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 446
Views: 2897

Re: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD

The real issue is not actually about self identification but the consequences of it such as wanting to be in female only spaces for example For not every woman is happy with wanting to share those spaces with biological males self identifying as women and that is the problem Transwomen (men) in (re...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Good and Evil
Replies: 69
Views: 428

Re: yeah, I'm a geek

Immanuel Can wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:31 pm
henry quirk wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:18 pm
It's Newspeak.
Well, right.

Newspeak is good called evil, and evil called good.

But the attitude is actually really old, like "Fair is foul, and foul is fair." (The witches, in Macbeth).

"Wokedness" is that.
yep
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Good and Evil
Replies: 69
Views: 428

Re: Good and Evil

It might help if we think of pleasure and pain as examples of good and evil. There is a spectrum that starts from extreme pleasure, less pleasure, ..., to neutral and then little pain, more pain, ... extreme pain. I don't think that spectrum works either. In my 57 years I've never had a neutral phy...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 446
Views: 2897

Re: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD

It's a perfect circle which can be shorthanded thusly... Jack is a guy cuz he's a guy; Jill is a gal cuz she's a gal. Are you aware that circles are a bad thing in this context? Why? ----- transgender brains are not just male brains, transgenderism is strongly linked to amniotic circumstances and g...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Good and Evil
Replies: 69
Views: 428

Re: yeah, I'm a geek

It was just wokedness . I wonder why they call it "wokeness" when the people who have it have to shut their eyes to these facts all the time. They should probably call it "sleepness," or better, "indoctrinatedness." ... clone Tom Baker... I've never been a fan of the show, frankly...but the only ti...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Good and Evil
Replies: 69
Views: 428

Re: Good and Evil

Evil is the opposite of good and not the deficiency of good. Why? Because there is a neutral value that resides between good and evil. I don't think I can agree. It's fashionable to say things aren't black and white, that there's a whole lot of gray, but it really doesn't seem to be that way. It mi...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Good and Evil
Replies: 69
Views: 428

yeah, I'm a geek

Well, my objection to a female Doc is only cuz it makes no sense in the context of the show. Timelords, it's been long established, can switch sex, if the Karn Witches monkey around with a regeneration, or if a Timelord suicides. Neither apply to the Doc havin' a vagina right now. It was just wokedn...