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by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.
Replies: 79
Views: 484

Re: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.

Belinda wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:51 pm Nuclear power may be our only salvation.
Ironic, of course, since the environmentalists are all dead against it. The toxic waste problem is, admittedly a significant one, as are the other safety issues.
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1171
Views: 18724

Re: irony

Convicted paedophiles are put on a register, as paedophilia is reckoned to be a permanent state of the personality. That is because paedophelia is clinically incurable. It can only be suppressed, not eliminated, by the methods we currently possess. Paedophiles remain a danger. Like alcoholics, they...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1171
Views: 18724

Re: irony

It's fact that policemen are prejudiced against black men. Apparently not. There's actually zero evidence for that, and a lot of evidence to the contrary, in fact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQCQFH5wOJo Yes, of course. i should have said "some policemen"... Which ones? Are you supposing, for e...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 266
Views: 1780

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

There is no principle of total equality or "blanket equality". This is not the Kingdom of Heaven. That being so, your Socialist goal is, by definition, "unprincipled." It is always easier to perceive evil than to perceive good. That's because there's often a bigger event when it happens. Good is re...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: best philosophical movies
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: best philosophical movies

Blade Runner (the first)

Kafka (the Soderberg film)

Twelve Monkeys

A Beautiful Mind

The Matrix (only the first one)
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1171
Views: 18724

Re: irony

Belinda wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:23 pm It's fact that policemen are prejudiced against black men.
Apparently not. There's actually zero evidence for that, and a lot of evidence to the contrary, in fact.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQCQFH5wOJo
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 266
Views: 1780

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

So you think "fair" is that everybody gets the same, regardless of any deserving ? Really? :shock: That's the very definition of most people's "unfair." I'd add temporary and ad hoc incentives when important industries and services were under- staffed. This might mean that for instance training to ...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 266
Views: 1780

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Fair distribution of goods... Exactly what does "fair" distribution of goods mean? Does it mean everybody gets the same amount, so that people who work get the same as those who don't, those who are honest get the same as those who steal, those who are dull, unimaginative or stupid get the same as ...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 266
Views: 1780

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

But the local and historical Palestine specifics of scale and politics which of Jesus was aware were ephemeral. Interesting. The Bible says He knew His own future, the future of others, and even what was in human hearts. I would therefore be quite astonished if you knew what He was "aware of." Agai...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 266
Views: 1780

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Belinda wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:10 pm I think corruption among the ruling classes is worse when the government is large.
Then why are you a Socialist? Socialism requires the biggest government of all.

Do you like corruption? :shock:
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 266
Views: 1780

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Fair distribution of goods... Exactly what does "fair" distribution of goods mean? Does it mean everybody gets the same amount, so that people who work get the same as those who don't, those who are honest get the same as those who steal, those who are dull, unimaginative or stupid get the same as ...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 266
Views: 1780

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Do you think the Kingdom of Heaven is another world up in the sky, or inhabited by happy ghosts, or what? No. But Christ is clearly not talking about something like redistributive economics or so-called "equality." In fact, he's not talking about policies directly for present-day application by hum...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 266
Views: 1780

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Do you think the Kingdom of Heaven is another world up in the sky, or inhabited by happy ghosts, or what? No. But Christ is clearly not talking about something like redistributive economics or so-called "equality." In fact, he's not talking about policies directly for present-day application by hum...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.
Replies: 79
Views: 484

Re: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.

What about going solar? It's a technology we should certainly develop. At present, there are considerable limitations to it. It would be great if we could get it right. And what is "counterproductive" about wind power? Giant wind turbines are very destructive to birds. They kill millions every year...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.
Replies: 79
Views: 484

Re: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.

So what sort of data are you looking for? Are you looking for data to prove that climate change is happening as a result of human activity or are you looking for data that it will have extremely detrimental effects on humanity? Both? Well, the first thing is that we need to know what's causing it, ...