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by Gee
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: sexism in martial arts
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

Re: sexism in martial arts

Hi Kayla; as a girl who does martial arts there is one form of sexism that i encounter pretty much every class when sparring with men - or even boys - they are unwilling to use as much force as they would with a man not just unwilling - pretty much psychologically unable this reduces the quality of ...
by Gee
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Group Dynamics, why do humans create small social groups?
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Re: Group Dynamics, why do humans create small social groups

Hi Ctk; You have interesting thoughts. I am trying to understand human nature and it seems to me that group dynamics plays a major role in how society operates. One thing that I have notice is that most successful friendships are asymmetrical in which there is a teacher and a student. For instance, ...
by Gee
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can animals do evil?
Replies: 12
Views: 2042

Re: Can animals do evil?

I would have no problems in coming up with examples of animals doing good, whether towards humans or other animals. But it seems to be a horse of a different color when it comes to animals doing evil? Why? Could it be because evil must be planned? Must there be intent in the action? Hi PhilX; No. T...
by Gee
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15593

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Well that's been an interesting read. I've learnt that the man against smacking a nappy clad bum is not against pinching a baby on the lip. Sappho de Miranda; I was wondering the same thing. I noted in your other post that you were very clear on why you were being punished. (with the tickling your ...
by Gee
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15593

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

'Never nursed a baby'. Have you? Of course. Why else would I have bothered to learn about it? I assume you mean 'breast-fed'. I also don't see what any of those 'techniques' you describe have to do with 'disciplining' a child. Some people are uncomfortable with the term "breast-fed", so I usually u...
by Gee
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15593

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Voice of Time; I can't figure out if you just like to argue with me, or if you are trying too hard to be funny. Please consider my following responses. First I would like to say that pinching a baby's lip is a bad idea. It is too easy to accidently hurt them that way -- especially if mom has nails. ...
by Gee
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15593

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

I've never heard of anyone slapping a baby on the cheek to wake it or get it to feed. I am going to assume, because of your above statement, that you either have never nursed a baby, or that you were extremely lucky. And it is more like tapping or patting than it is slapping, although sometimes it ...
by Gee
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15593

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Most children rarely need punishment. Starting at a very young age they need to learn the meaning of the word "no" and this will involve an unpleasant rap and saying "no" firmly. It is absolutely critical that you never rescind a punishment or allow the behavior to continue early in this training. ...
by Gee
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15593

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

The problem with arguments like that is that they presume only an either/or. Why must you hit? Why is it important to hit instead of talking to, or just say "no!" in a firm voice, or just smack with the tip pf your fingers their mouth when they do so or pinch their lip? First I would like to say th...
by Gee
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15593

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Hi Gee, You pointed out that my thread could be interpreted at least three different ways. My overall goal is to get a good conversation going which is happening for this thread. I should point out that while this thread is concerned with what primarily goes on at home, you brought up two examples ...
by Gee
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15593

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Philosophy Explorer; You seem to have three different topics mixed into one. As Sappho de Miranda noted, spanking in a sexual context is actually a fetish. It has nothing at all to do with discipline and only uses the idea of discipline to add context to the play. Probably the worst thing that someo...
by Gee
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Just Plain Insanity
Replies: 16
Views: 1701

Re: Just Plain Insanity

I saw an article on this subject just this morning. It was a video that stated that the "God particle", or Higgs boson could be responsible for the end of the Universe. Then it stated that if it happened, it would be in a few billion years. Can't wait to see it. Or for my grandchildren to see it. Or...
by Gee
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 5 Questions About The Bible
Replies: 16
Views: 2554

Re: 5 Questions About The Bible

Uwot;
uwot wrote: 5. How is the Bible to be applied?
To a brick and dropped down a well.
I never would have considered you the book burning type -- too intelligent.

Am I missing something?

Gee
by Gee
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 5 Questions About The Bible
Replies: 16
Views: 2554

Re: 5 Questions About The Bible

1. What is the Bible? It is a book of books that is accepted as "truth" by Christians. 2. Should the Bible be read? Why/why Not? I never did care much for the "should be's", so I won't say that it should or should not be read, but I would not recommend reading it to most people. The Bible is a diff...
by Gee
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory
Replies: 157
Views: 18045

Re: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory

Wyman; You are being interesting again. I think we can regard self, "I", or the subjective perspective as a group of functions rather than a physical thing. Once we start attributing unity to a particular thing then we end up in the Cartesian theatre. We only end up in the Cartesian theater if we co...