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by uwot
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: special interests in socialism
Replies: 106
Views: 777

Re: special interests in socialism

Advocate wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:36 amThe British pound is can be exchanged 1:1 for horseshit. That's why it's usually compared to the US dollar.
Thank you for that insight Advocate. So how much horseshit does a US dollar get you?
by uwot
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: special interests in socialism
Replies: 106
Views: 777

Re: special interests in socialism

"Spending"? You talk as if the money already exists in some magical form. That's pretty much how money exists. Money is just a promise. In Britain we make no bones about it, all our banknotes say "I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of £X." What do you imagine you will get when you demand...
by uwot
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: metaphysics is...
Replies: 15
Views: 293

Re: metaphysics is...

Impenitent wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:47 pm infinity is not empirically apprehended

-Imp
True dat.
by uwot
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: metaphysics is...
Replies: 15
Views: 293

Re: metaphysics is...

...any questions that can be answered logically but not empirically and do not depend on perspective. Is this definition necessary and sufficient? Call it what you like, but physics is how you describe what you see happening with reference to constants and variables of your choosing. Metaphysics is...
by uwot
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Your Deepest Most Profound Philosophical Thought about Existence
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Your Deepest Most Profound Philosophical Thought about Existence

Well, I like Cicero's "There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it." But I like Faraday's "Nothing is too wonderful to be true." even better.
by uwot
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: special interests in socialism
Replies: 106
Views: 777

Re: special interests in socialism

Immanuel Can wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:21 pm...you seem strangely unconcerned about the over 100 million dead bodies it has piled up in the last century. I wonder where the concern for suffering went... :roll:
Mr Can, of the 100 million dead bodies you cite, how many were killed by access to affordable health care or a minimum wage?
by uwot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 431
Views: 4975

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Immanuel Can wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:25 pmThe subject here is "What causes Muslims to be violent."
Yeah. The thing is that not all muslims are violent, any more than all christians are peaceful. Human beings are the most complex things we know of. It is only very dim people who think the world is simple.
by uwot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: personhood
Replies: 312
Views: 2891

Re: sin eaters, unite! wtf?

I'm motivated by curiosity. really? your posts to Mannie seem more venomous than curious, but: I'm inclined to take your word If that were true, you would have done so here: Mr Can's ideas are horrible, the way he defends them utterly dishonest and calling anyone who doesn't accept his bollocks "ir...
by uwot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: personhood
Replies: 312
Views: 2891

Re: sin eaters, unite! wtf?

henry quirk wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:44 pmI'm motivated by curiosity

why, I ask myself, should anyone give a rude, impotent, monster worshipping, nutjob any attention?

if he's not a threat, if he offers nuthin' of value, if his view is vacant, if tusslin' with him is meaningless, then what's the point?
I'm motivated by curiosity.
by uwot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: personhood
Replies: 312
Views: 2891

Re: sin eaters, unite! wtf?

Very noble of you, but Mr Can cannot even defend himself, he is therefore no threat. now I'm even more puzzled... Funny old world, isn't it? See, I'm slightly puzzled that you apparently think I should only engage with what I perceive as a threat. Is that why you are in this conversation? That's me...
by uwot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: personhood
Replies: 312
Views: 2891

Re: sin eaters, unite! wtf?

henry quirk wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:28 pmI'm just defendin' a friend (and wonderin' why he's such a threat)
Very noble of you, but Mr Can cannot even defend himself, he is therefore no threat.
by uwot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: personhood
Replies: 312
Views: 2891

Re: sin eaters, unite! wtf?

he's a nutjob who worships a monster who talks about it in a forum where he has no power to compel anyone to do anything yep, I can certainly see why challengin' him is important to you What is your point? Do you think challenging me will achieve any more than I achieve by challenging your rude, im...
by uwot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: personhood
Replies: 312
Views: 2891

Re: sin eaters, unite! wtf?

Mr Can's ideas are horrible, the way he defends them utterly dishonest and calling anyone who doesn't accept his bollocks "irrational" is a bloody cheek. Why is it so important for you to defend him? I defend him cuz he's my friend you challenge him why? Well Henry Quirk, if the reasons I have alre...
by uwot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: personhood
Replies: 312
Views: 2891

Re: sin eaters, unite! wtf?

No one here is obliged to say anything, but anyone who doesn't want their opinions challenged is a fucking idiot for airing them. if he's just another nutjob, why is it so important for you to challenge him? As Bertrand Russell said: 'One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the b...
by uwot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: personhood
Replies: 312
Views: 2891

Re: sin eaters, unite! wtf?

he claims to have something better than "reasons that make sense". so what? his claims of sumthin better obligate you to engage? What a a stupid question. No one here is obliged to say anything, but anyone who doesn't want their opinions challenged is a fucking idiot for airing them. Not sure what ...