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by Skip
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 3298

Re: Why is pride a sin?

self-esteem, dignity, honour, self-respect, ego, self-worth; gratification, fulfilment, satisfaction, sense of achievement; arrogance, vanity, self-importance, hubris, conceit, narcissism, egotism, haughtiness, snobbery; Some are potentially harmful; some are necessities of a productive life; all a...
by Skip
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: POLL 3 on the validity of a simple argument on Joe the Squid
Replies: 98
Views: 3814

Re: POLL 3 on the validity of a simple argument on Joe the Squid

All arguments are logically valid, as long as you don't care whether words have valid meaning and usage.
by Skip
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: POLL 3 on the validity of a simple argument on Joe the Squid
Replies: 98
Views: 3814

Re: POLL 3 on the validity of a simple argument on Joe the Squid

What, like giant Jesus on his back? Or snakes winding up all his tentacles. That be pretty cool.
by Skip
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: POLL 3 on the validity of a simple argument on Joe the Squid
Replies: 98
Views: 3814

Re: POLL 3 on the validity of a simple argument on Joe the Squid

At last!! You've hit upon an argument that really schmecks.
Because it doesn't contain a maybe whatever if only we knew.
by Skip
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is there?
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Is there?

Other than the tiresome and unnecessary semantic argument, i.e. the meaning of the words "nothing" and "exist" , there are various ways of reiterating the statement, this being one of the more nonsensical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNdl-HIkDqQ
by Skip
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 3298

Re: Why is pride a sin?

Because that god wants cowering, simpering, toe-kissing subjects who never question his all-wonderfulness.
by Skip
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Poll on the soundness of an argument about what a buoy does
Replies: 39
Views: 1608

Re: Poll on the soundness of an argument about what a buoy does

Speakpigeon wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:04 pm
This thread is explicitly about the soundness of the argument, not the soundness of Speakpigeon.
I suspect they're the same. There is no argument, just a bunch of indefinite suppositions.
If you can't get yourself to address the topic, go play in the courtyard.
Exactly!
by Skip
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Poll on the soundness of an argument about what a buoy does
Replies: 39
Views: 1608

Re: Poll on the soundness of an argument about what a buoy does

This guy doesn't seem to know what a buoy is or what it's supposed to do or even whether there are waves in the sea.
What qualifies him to argue about it?
Not like it was all that controversial in the first place...
by Skip
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is democracy so screwed in many countries?
Replies: 42
Views: 2258

Re: Why is democracy so screwed in many countries?

Because people are easily misdirected, manipulated and riled.
If it's a choice of "which do you believe, an analysis or a slogan?" the tractor hat wins every time.
by Skip
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Reputation
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Reputation

It sounds to me as if nothing remarkable happens in that school - or maybe in that town - from year to year.
At least you gave them something to talk about!
by Skip
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?
Replies: 32
Views: 1746

Re: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?

For the elite, control of the masses.
For the masses: somebody else taking responsibility.
by Skip
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 3804

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

Adieu
by Skip
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 3804

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

Of course. I'm just too dense to peel the sentimental foledrol off the libertarian cant.
by Skip
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 3804

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

On the up-side, you get to stomp all over heathen and backsliders.
BTW One of my favourite things on TV these days is Young Sheldon's bouts with his pastor. So refreshing!