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by Gary Childress
Mon May 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 1521

Re: What is a Soul?

I think we should forget that a lot of people believe in the soul. Let's pretend we are hearing the concept for the first time; would we take it seriously? I guess it would depend upon how it's framed or posited. If someone said, "maybe consciousness survives death." I might say, "maybe you are rig...
by Gary Childress
Mon May 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 1521

Re: What is a Soul?

[I did look it up. As far as I can tell, my statement stands. Then, explain from said definition why evidence that somebody committed a crime implies it's true this person committed the crime in question. Did you see the word "necessarily" and how it was used in my sentence? :? Yes. And when I say ...
by Gary Childress
Mon May 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 1521

Re: What is a Soul?

I'm not so sure about that. Yeah, most people aren't. But then again, most people don't look up words in dictionaries and most people merely repeat what they've heard somebody else repeat. For example, if I have no evidence that the butler committed a crime, does that mean the butler did not in fac...
by Gary Childress
Mon May 13, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 1521

Re: What is a Soul?

Absence of evidence is evidence of absence. EB I'm not so sure about that. For example, if I have no evidence that the butler committed a crime, does that mean the butler did not in fact commit a crime? Theoretically there could be things we have no evidence for which may in fact be the case. Once ...
by Gary Childress
Mon May 13, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 1521

Re: What is a Soul?

It cannot be seen or measured and there are no scientific instruments that can observe it. So how do we know we have a soul? Well we’ve been told so, that’s how. But is there anything about the soul that we can work out for ourselves? Well a soul can’t be the same thing as consciousness because our...
by Gary Childress
Wed May 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?
Replies: 165
Views: 4755

Re: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?

Then you are as big a fool a ick. Why the hell would you have ANY opinion on it except that it's none of your damn business? YOU are never going to need one so butt out! I'm not in favor of abortion (except in cases of rape or where carrying through presents an existential threat to the mother's su...
by Gary Childress
Wed May 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?
Replies: 165
Views: 4755

Re: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?

So Gary, are you in favour of women executing female babies in preference for male ones? Just asking. No. I'm not in favor of any kind of abortion, except where it's necessary to save the mother's life. I stated my position back on the first page. Then you are as big a fool a ick. Why the hell woul...
by Gary Childress
Wed May 08, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?
Replies: 165
Views: 4755

Re: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?

Internet memes aren't my favorites things, but this one does a pretty good job of making a very powerful point concerning the absurdity of the typical values that American conservatism seems to uphold. So Gary, are you in favour of women executing female babies in preference for male ones? Just ask...
by Gary Childress
Tue May 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?
Replies: 165
Views: 4755

Re: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?

https://66.media.tumblr.com/1b3942748a153b4cd1d9ed0814ab9148/tumblr_n8kqzpQbuG1tfwufco1_400.jpg Internet memes aren't my favorites things, but this one does a pretty good job of making a very powerful point concerning the absurdity of the typical values that American conservatism seems to uphold.
by Gary Childress
Tue May 07, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A question of philosophy?
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: A question of philosophy?

If we can ignore (for the sake of the question) the certainty/probability/possibility that biological factors influence things, could you agree with the following statement? "If I'd experienced exactly what you experienced throughout your life, I would feel/believe the same way that you do." That's...
by Gary Childress
Tue May 07, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 352
Views: 6905

Re: Border crises

Many politicians tell the public that there is not a crisis of illegal immigration in the US. (The other side of the pond has maybe heard the same thing about their countries.) Why would the politicians say that? The empirical evidence says there is a crisis. “Illegal immigrants from 50 different c...
by Gary Childress
Mon May 06, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?

Logik wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:01 am
Finland has not been at war for the last 74 years.
Sweden and Norway have remained neutral, stayed out of war since August of 1814.
The French invasion of Switzerland ended in May, 1799.
Norway was invaded by Germany in 1940.
by Gary Childress
Fri May 03, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: socialism/capitalism

Good post, Henry. It gives a side of things that I don't hear very often. Will be interested in seeing others' responses.
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 7903

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Gary Childress wrote: Physical attractiveness does tend to open more doors and confer one advantages in society that the unattractive don't have. Sounds like you're very fortunate. Congrats on winning the DNA lottery! Poor white trash, however tall and even featured, is not physically attractive. W...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?
Replies: 165
Views: 4755

Re: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?

Unlicensed Thread Inspector report: If such a question actually falls within the purview of philosophy, then the parent of science has indeed sunk to a new low of bias. The only reason for pro-choice is that the alternative to letting nature take its course, is seen as a problem. From the objective...