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by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: the easy problem of consciousness
Replies: 45
Views: 426

Re: the easy problem of consciousness

Scientists have been poking around in live Brains for a Hundred years now and there is in fact Correlation between certain Neurons being stimulated and the Conscious Experiences that subjects report. Science can work in a statistical way. If enough people say they Experience Red when particular Neu...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 311
Views: 2342

Re: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters

Skepdick wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:17 pm The 50/50 is your probability. Not mine.
I never said it. You did.
What swayed me? Evidence!
How did I collect the evidence? The same fucking way every scientist does. Observation.
Great! :D
What's your "evidence"?
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 311
Views: 2342

Re: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters

Skepdick wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:13 pm From the outset I recognised that there is a problem.
Why? You just said the probability was only 50% that it even might exist? You said you don't know.

Now who's confused?
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: special interests in socialism
Replies: 85
Views: 634

Re: Socialism is the solution: no, it's not

Skepdick wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:58 pm Skepdick offers everything that henry offers. Plus shares.
Then Skepdick is a Capitalist.

"Shares" don't exist under Socialism. They produce the dirty little secret called *gasp* :o "surplus value". :shock:
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: special interests in socialism
Replies: 85
Views: 634

Re: special interests in socialism

Belinda wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:40 pm Do you know the term 'left of centre' ?
Enlighten me. What do you suppose "left of centre" is?
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 311
Views: 2342

Re: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters

Skepdick wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:12 pm Either there is a problem (probability=0.5); or there isn't a problem (probability=0.5).
Since you admit you don't know if there is, why are you insisting there is?
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 311
Views: 2342

Re: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters

Skepdick wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:02 pm You are consciously engaging in problem-solving, while believing that there is no problem.
Heh. :lol: Obfuscation again.

I never said, "There is no problem." I said, "You don't know what the problem, if there is one, actually is." That's quite different.
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: special interests in socialism
Replies: 85
Views: 634

Re: special interests in socialism

Socialist government quickly becomes an entity with no goal but its own power. All government quickly becomes an entity with no goal but its own power. Right. Which is why having a multi-party system with checks and balances on power is absolutely necessary. I agree...trust no politician. Hedge aga...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: special interests in socialism
Replies: 85
Views: 634

Re: special interests in socialism

>How are "the workers" and their "rights" doing in Venezuela right now, B? I just have to laugh when an anti-socialist tries to use Venezuela as an example. You laugh too soon, then. You're too easily impressed. How did the workers and their rights do in Russia? In China? In Cambodia? In Cuba..? Do...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 311
Views: 2342

Re: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters

That sounds like problem-solving. Congratulations! :D You got there. It is. The first step in "solving" is knowing IF there is something that needs to be "solved." :shock: Absent that, we're not "solving" anything...we're thrashing about -- usually, destructively. That's exactly what we're seeing w...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Sculptor wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:53 am keep your prejudices to yourself and your head in the sand.
Don't forget to bow to the queen.
As always, your politeness and your wisdom are of apiece.
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: special interests in socialism
Replies: 85
Views: 634

Re: special interests in socialism

Socialism, for people who are not rampant nationalists... Hitler was both. Socialism's no cure for Nationalism. That is, assuming loving one's own nation is some kind of disease, which you seem to believe, for some reason. However, I see no reason why preferring your homeland has to be xenophobic. ...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 311
Views: 2342

Re: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters

Still more helpful than you... At least I can recognise problems. Well, I would say I'm offering much more than you are. You say you're clueless as to cause, and I'm at least arguing we should seek the cause, and act based on it. We can start by ruling out anything for which we have obviously no ev...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 311
Views: 2342

Re: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters

Skepdick wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:58 pm It's less useless than failing to recognise a problem!
That's a wash. There's no good recognizing a problem if you can't do a thing about it. You're no help to anybody, then...just an empty complainer.
by Immanuel Can
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

One thing I, and others, have found interesting about pomo is it's inherent paradox (i.e. there is only one truth, that there is no truth except for the truth that there is no truth). Yes. There are two types of relativism, really: epistemological and moral. Epistemological relativism says "There a...