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by mickthinks
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Temporary flash of nightmare: word limit
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Temporary flash of nightmare: word limit

Let's play a game, because I'm bored of philosophy now.
by mickthinks
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: iHRA
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: iHRA

Many see an opportunity to gain political advantage for their interest group by complaining about racism, so they do, as loudly and as often as possible. It's not an emotional response. more a tactic.
by mickthinks
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What is the best book on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations?
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: What is the best book on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations?

There are many ways of using the truth to tell lies with. I think imp is demonstrating one of those ways here. What he says about the order in which T and PI were published is true, and the description of PI as W "changing his mind" between T and PI is also true enough. However, these truths are not...
by mickthinks
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: the size of nothing
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: the size of nothing

uwot, thanks for introducing me to Laughlin's writing on the subject of "the ether". I remember when I first read about Michelson and Morley's challenge to the notion of the ether and how it prefigured Einstein's special relativity theory, I accepted the conventional wisdom that M&M and SR showed th...
by mickthinks
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there such a thing as rape in a marriage?
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Is there such a thing as rape in a marriage?

If the means of truth is whatever the woman feel's for the moment...then my breathing thoughts can be constituted as mental rape.
What bitter hyperbole! It makes you sound aggrieved at women and threatened by their claims of rights, nhoj
by mickthinks
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Why I lost respect for Aristotle
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Why I lost respect for Aristotle

I doubt Aristotle gives a shit what you think.
by mickthinks
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Speed of light (vacuum)
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Speed of light (vacuum)

lolol
by mickthinks
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Speed of light (vacuum)
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Speed of light (vacuum)

lol
by mickthinks
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Vengeance and Revenge
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Vengeance and Revenge

There is a distinction in meaning between vengeance and revenge, but it isn't the one you have drawn there. (I suggest it is that "vengeance" is the abstract noun used for the class of responses and outcomes, and "revenge" is a (slightly more concrete?) noun (and sometimes verb) used to indicate par...
by mickthinks
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Pick the Door with the Prize!
Replies: 25
Views: 1346

Re: Pick the Door with the Prize!

I think you have misunderstood the significance of the long list of hits when searching for "Monty Hall" here at the Phorum. If you look at the earliest result returned, you'll find it is this post from way back in 2012. It was posted by someone you know rather well.

lol
by mickthinks
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Solipsism, idealism and a basic question
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Solipsism, idealism and a basic question

Is there any proof that we (one another) live in a common universe? Logical proof? No. Scientific proof? No. Philosophical argument? Yes, I believe so, starting from consideration of the inverse proposition; are there any grounds for imagining that we live in individual universes which are separate...
by mickthinks
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Statute of limitations
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Statute of limitations

You seem to believe there is no statute of limitations in sexual assault cases, VT. You couldn't be more wrong ... http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
by mickthinks
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Trolls, the superior race
Replies: 27
Views: 1199

Re: Trolls, the superior race

Ooh-bi-doo, I wan'na be like you
I want to walk like you, talk like you, too
You see it's true, a troll like me
Can learn to be hoo-hoo-human too

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