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by Immanuel Can
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 262
Views: 2899

Re: American election.

So you’re saying that human nature, and not PC nor socialism, is responsible for there being no equality under the law. Almost. I'm saying that human nature is such that no ideal we pursue is ever fully attained; yet we do our best by pursuing the ideal. "Equality before the law" is an ideal; and a...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Numbers, what are they?
Replies: 96
Views: 851

Re: Numbers, what are they?

Omnipresence is a lovely idea but I am afraid it is only cultural. :D Don't be afraid. There's no such thing as an "omnipresent culture." Nor is "omnipresence" an idea unique to culture. It's actually a very simple, universal concept: the question is, does any Being in the universe possess that qua...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 262
Views: 2899

Re: American election.

So if there’s no equality under law, how has that absence been caused by PC or socialism. You're mixing two questions, CS. They are as follows: 1. What is the right objective for a justice system to have, and 2. Is any polity presently achieving that objective perfectly? The answer to 1. is "Equali...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 262
Views: 2899

Re: American election.

Equality under the law is one of PC’s greatest fallacies. I think you've misunderstood what one means by "equality under the law." It doesn't mean that under human laws, the way they get conducted today, every person is always treated equally...or even fairly, in some cases. Rather, "equality befor...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Numbers, what are they?
Replies: 96
Views: 851

Re: Numbers, what are they?

The Age of Gold is just one secular dream. Religious people dream religious consolations. Well, the important point is this: something is going to be true about the future. That is, when the future becomes the present, some state of affairs will pertain. That it won't be an "Age of Gold" is obvious...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Numbers, what are they?
Replies: 96
Views: 851

Re: Numbers, what are they?

All Vilenkin is really saying is that the universe has a beginning. This is a classical argument that doesn't address the quantum explanation for the beginning of the universe. Actually, it does. There are only two options: the universe had a beginning, or it did not. Quite correctly, you said that...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: putting religion in it's proper place
Replies: 295
Views: 2663

Re: putting religion in it's proper place

Greatest I am wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:57 pm All that is known (more like assumed), about all the gods, came out of people.

This can be proven...
Great! 8)

What's your proof? :?
by Immanuel Can
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2444

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Belinda wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:21 pm Universalists have a better attitude than any sectarians whatever they call themselves.
What's "better" about somebody who has no real convictions at all?
by Immanuel Can
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Numbers, what are they?
Replies: 96
Views: 851

Re: Numbers, what are they?

Immanuel Can wrote: Problem: we don't live in a cyclical universe. That is a pity, as we can't look forward to the Age of Gold coming round again. Right. Better live with that, and guard against excess enthusiasms and folly, rather than dreaming. Those secular "dreams" have always historically turn...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2444

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Religious sectarianism is clannish, divisive, and tribal. Atheist imperialism is worse. And it's far more fatal to human beings, by orders of magnitude, actually. But in any case, it would be just nonsense, then, to think of the Atheist use of their construct "religion" as being tolerant, open-mind...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 262
Views: 2899

Re: American election.

George Orwell understood it. The guy was somewhat of a prophet. He was. He seems to have had the conscious ability to experience the reality of "today." Well, he saw the post-war trends -- the propaganda and lies, the Socialism, the polarization, the hubris, the totalitarian regimes, the blind tech...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2444

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

I found that the opposite is the case. That the religious WANT this to be meaningful, Scott, buddy...that's not "the opposite". Did you even read what I wrote? Of course people who are 'religious" want their "religion" to be meaningful. That's not the point. The point is that THE WORD "religion" is...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2444

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

There is always either a person or persons' moral code that does the justifying. A person cannot "justify himself" anymore than he can lift himself off the ground by tugging on his shoelaces. Justification is a demonstration of the objective truth or rightness of a proposition or action, to others....
by Immanuel Can
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Numbers, what are they?
Replies: 96
Views: 851

Re: Numbers, what are they?

Well, there IS one, whether you feel you "need" it or not. What I am saying is that your mathematical argument doesn't apply to a cyclical universe. Problem: we don't live in a cyclical universe. And that's empirical. The universe, as we know from things like the Red Shift Effect, is expanding, and...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 262
Views: 2899

Re: American election.

George Orwell understood it. “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different...