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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Gary Childress » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:11 pm

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Why do sciencephiles deny scientific sexing?
What "sciencephiles" are denying "scientific sexing"? And what is "scientific sexing"? :?

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Walker » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:05 am

Gary Childress wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Walker wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am
Why do sciencephiles deny scientific sexing?
What "sciencephiles" are denying "scientific sexing"? And what is "scientific sexing"? :?
You have to give more than that to get.

Propose your own answers first.

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Ferdi » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:50 am

Walker wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:37 pm
Not all beliefs are created equal. For some, belief is belief in what should be. For others, belief is in what is. Health scientists and Buddhists look to evidence-based causation to determine what is, as opposed to some random belief in a fantasy of what should be, e.g., high-speed rail connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Beliefs are generated in our brains. Not being “all born equal” our beliefs will vary. I am not aware of much similarity between Health Scientists and Buddhists but rather the opposite: science looks for facts, Buddhists seek beliefs. A railway between cities will be for the very purpose of getting from one to the other rather than for leisurely sightseeing. Saving time, speed will be the criterion, apart from costs.

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Gary Childress » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:42 am

Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:05 am
Gary Childress wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Walker wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am
Why do sciencephiles deny scientific sexing?
What "sciencephiles" are denying "scientific sexing"? And what is "scientific sexing"? :?
You have to give more than that to get.

Propose your own answers first.
How can I propose my own answer if I don't know what you're talking about? Are you referring to the debate concerning there being more than two genders?

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Walker » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:00 am

Ferdi wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:50 am
Saving time, speed will be the criterion, apart from costs.
Cost + earthquakes + jet planes = significant criteria

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Walker » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:03 am

Gary Childress wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:42 am

How can I propose my own answer if I don't know what you're talking about? Are you referring to the debate concerning there being more than two genders?
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. Can you honestly say that not knowing measures up to your ability to think, comrade?

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Gary Childress » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:06 am

Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:03 am
Gary Childress wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:42 am

How can I propose my own answer if I don't know what you're talking about? Are you referring to the debate concerning there being more than two genders?
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. Can you honestly say that not knowing measures up to your ability to think, comrade?
Nice evasion.

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Walker » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 am

Hardly. It’s a reiteration.

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Gary Childress » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:19 am

Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 am
Hardly. It’s a reiteration.
Not sure why you can't answer some simple questions concerning your views. Are they that vulnerable?

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Walker » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:27 am

Gary Childress wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:19 am
Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 am
Hardly. It’s a reiteration.
Not sure why you can't answer some simple questions concerning your views. Are they that vulnerable?
“I don’t know can you please tell me,” ain’t much of a question, Gary. Not for adults.

You’re spinning your wheels. Shift gears.

Drag queen on all fours roars, growls incoherently at library ‘pride’ event for teens
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch ... -for-teens

Now, here are some quick questions. Maybe you can measure up to your thinking ability and add some more to the list.

Are the actions in this link …
- intrinsically disturbing … evil?
- disturbing because of the situation (public library with an audience of young teens)?
- inappropriate to the venue?
- funny? (there is laughter in the video).
- punking the straights?
- freedom of speech?
- subsidized by tax dollars?
- tacitly sanctioned by the community?
- Echoing the last days of Rome?

Each of these questions can easily be expanded into an essay, thus objectively, the questions are more thoughtful than the question, I don’t know can you please tell me what's going on?

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Gary Childress » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 am

Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:27 am
Gary Childress wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:19 am
Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 am
Hardly. It’s a reiteration.
Not sure why you can't answer some simple questions concerning your views. Are they that vulnerable?
“I don’t know can you please tell me,” ain’t much of a question, Gary. Not for adults.
Everyone has to start somewhere, even adults. There should be no shame in asking for clarification.

As far as what happened at that library, I agree, it sounds pretty messed up. I don't know about "demonic" but definitely vulgar.

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Walker » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:58 am

Gary Childress wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 am
Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:27 am
Gary Childress wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:19 am


Not sure why you can't answer some simple questions concerning your views. Are they that vulnerable?
“I don’t know can you please tell me,” ain’t much of a question, Gary. Not for adults.
Everyone has to start somewhere, even adults. There should be no shame in asking for clarification.

As far as what happened at that library, I agree, it sounds pretty messed up. I don't know about "demonic" but definitely vulgar.
It ain't the first time for Seattle. They're becoming the Florida of the North with some of their antics.

Not only do comrades give according to their ability to give, comrades also give according to their need to give. The state is under no obligation to a comrade who has only a need for answers, to give.

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Gary Childress » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:31 pm

Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:58 am
Gary Childress wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 am
Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:27 am

“I don’t know can you please tell me,” ain’t much of a question, Gary. Not for adults.
Everyone has to start somewhere, even adults. There should be no shame in asking for clarification.

As far as what happened at that library, I agree, it sounds pretty messed up. I don't know about "demonic" but definitely vulgar.
It ain't the first time for Seattle. They're becoming the Florida of the North with some of their antics.
As far as handing out condoms and stuff to teens, when I was going to college back in the 80s one of the themes/concerns among intellectuals was overcoming sexual repression in society. It was supposedly an unhealthy thing. However, I'm not sure if what happened in that library is exactly what they had in mind.

As far as asking questions and seeking answers, you must have hated Socrates in school.

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Walker » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:17 pm

In a Socratic dialogue, the one with the information asks the questions, the one seeking answers answers the questions. The purpose is to clarify the answers for the one answering the questions, not for the one with the information.

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Re: Quick Questions

Post by Gary Childress » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:30 am

Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:17 pm
In a Socratic dialogue, the one with the information asks the questions, the one seeking answers answers the questions. The purpose is to clarify the answers for the one answering the questions, not for the one with the information.
Socrates didn't have information. He says in The Apology he knew nothing of great importance and so went around Athens trying to determine who had answers to the important questions, which he found out no one did. And since the Oracle at Delphi had said he was the wisest man in all of Athens, he concluded it must be because he knew what he did not know where as others pretended to know things they did not.

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