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by Melchior
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 258
Views: 23973

Re: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?

Ever hear of the stock market, dumbass?
by Melchior
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are great philosophers living among us?
Replies: 17
Views: 1773

Re: Are great philosophers living among us?

Yes. Alfred S. Newman, in the Bronx.
by Melchior
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3443
Views: 406814

Re: Music

by Melchior
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How to end my computer game addiction?
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

What? I have never played these 'games'.
by Melchior
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Queen
Replies: 67
Views: 7260

Re: Queen

Queen? Bohemian Rhapsody is kinda nice.
by Melchior
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 88247

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

While I accept the theory of evolution as being explanative in a variety of cases, I still remain skeptical as to it being 100%. Here's something to consider. From the moment that the human egg gets fertilized, it goes through stages that mimics biohistory, the fish stage and other stages of life u...
by Melchior
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?
Replies: 179
Views: 21882

Re: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?

Everything has a purpose a function, just because you don't know what that purpose is, does not mean that there is no purpose. I think the problem is that the type of 'purposes' natural selection creates are just denoted as such for conversational convenience. In reality, biological adaption does n...
by Melchior
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?
Replies: 179
Views: 21882

Re: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?

Biological adaptations are not the result of 'intentions' and serve no 'purposes': they are merely functional. Leaves have no purposes, but they do have functions. Biological adaptations do have a purpose or intention, to reproduce, they do not have a goal to evolve into a particular form that does...
by Melchior
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?
Replies: 179
Views: 21882

Re: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?

I'll have to remember to type slower for you. What are you talking about, 'meaning in a purposeless universe'? An individual can have a purpose or find a meaning for their life. The universe does not need a purpose or meaning to exist. An individual is in the universe but is not the whole of the un...
by Melchior
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?
Replies: 179
Views: 21882

Re: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?

thedoc wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:15 am
Melchior wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:27 am
Huh?
I'll have to remember to type slower for you.
What are you talking about, 'meaning in a purposeless universe'?
by Melchior
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12847

Re: Truman's folly

Au contraire!

When the Spaniards (Pizarro?) went to Atahualpa, he told them that they were not worried about such a small number of men. Atahualpa said they certainly would have killed them first if they had regarded them as a threat.

The notion of 'peace-loving' Indians is a hoax.
by Melchior
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12847

Re: Truman's folly

ask an Indian -Imp The United States is relatively unblemished by the kind of thing you are talking about. The Spaniards....now there's a bunch of scum! Now stick to the goddam topic! TRUMAN!!!! What an idiot. Society has supposedly moved on since the Romans were throwing children over cliffs. How ...