Davis

  • Ideas are ideas and what you or I or anyone else says is beside the point. The point is what I said.

    BTW, don’t interpret anything I post as an indication of what I believe one way or the other, sincerely or insincerely. Trusting what I say to be sincere is very beside the point. Whether what I say is a sincere expression, or not, has nothing t…

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  • Unseen if you want to play devils advocate then just transparently play devils advocate. Pretending you believe something outrageous will simply make me doubt the sincerity of what you say next.

  • Davis replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 4 days, 16 hours ago

    Yikes. Very glad to hear it isn’t as serious as it could be and that you are on the mend!!!

  • It all just goes to show that someone trained in rigorous critical thinking methods can fall so god damn far from the wagon. I wonder, on what topics I pull such a blatant “unseen” as unseen is. Picking out things that are true out of context, selectively listening to the fraction of dissenters and blatantly missing the broader picture. I know…[Read more]

  • Unseen I never thought you’d turn into a vaccine sceptic. What the fuck?

  • Davis replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 1 week, 1 day ago

    The goal of health care should be that of any other joint human endeavor: Trade. Voluntary mutual exchange to voluntary mutual benefit.

    So uhh, under this extreme ideology (and please don’t pretend it is not radical/extreme), a doctor would be totally at liberty to turn away someone who needs emergency surgery if at the same time a patient who is…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 2 weeks ago

    Interesting Enco, I want to live in a society where nobody is so neglected by society that they are so desperate that they are exploited into selling one of their kidneys, but instead people are encouraged to donate them or do so by default after death. Wait a minute…that sounds like most of Northern Europe. I would much prefer that to say,…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 2 weeks ago

    That’s amazing, we can fin 1d in 1000 climate scientists who poo poo the overwhelming consensus on climate change. I wonder, if when one has critical kidney failure, they should seek out the 1 in 1000 doctors who recommend Papua New Guinea herbs instead of dialysis.

  • Davis replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    In fact, when I lived in Belgium, I would go through a 25 roll of (very small) brown rubbish bags maybe in year. When you exclude organic, paper, glass, metal, containers, plastic…there is actually very little left to throw out. Big things go to a collection centre anyways (as do batteries, light bulbs and electronics). So in fact, it took two…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Yeah, in Europe we have had no free plastic bags for nearly a decade now and most countries have or are banning single use plastic bags. The UK is behind on this, of course, now that it has left the EU, it has the “autonomy” and “freedom” to pollute at whatever rate is economically viable while public opinion eventually demands environmental…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic An analogy in the forum Small Talk 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    No Simon, if there is no evidence that something exists (such as an after life) or that a theory works, the answer isn’t a conclusive guaranteed no, the answer is: we have no reason to support that theory (or in my own words ..to take it seriously). No one her is expressing certainty that there is no afterlife. Just as I would never 100% say that…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic The Spare Heir and his Wife… in the forum Small Talk 3 weeks ago

    Harry is doing something about the unfairness (and amongst the royal family) injustice in how he was/is treated. He is taking control of his life, looking out for his family (and putting his wife and children first), building up his estate and not taking shit from anyone. The people who are calling him a whiner are the English public who will…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic An analogy in the forum Small Talk 3 weeks ago

    Okay, so no surprise here, you’ve ignored me and are digging your heels in and you’ve ignored unseen who was considerate enough to link a video about fallacies.

  • Davis replied to the topic An analogy in the forum Small Talk 3 weeks ago

    Simon you are being stubborn again and digging in your heals despite people clearly demonstrating that not only is scientism not a fallacy but that you do not even understand what fallacies are. Use this as an opportunity to educate yourself on what a fallacy is, explore the fallacies to get a better understanding of them. And even delve into…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic An analogy in the forum Small Talk 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Simon perhaps you need to educate yourself on what a fallacy is. Fallacy does not = a dubious attitude. Not does it necessarily mean an approach that leads to incorrect statements. They refer to flawed reasoning.

    If you simply don’t like what you think Scientism is…that’s another story. If you think it alia le to include unverifiable approaches…[Read more]

  • To give you an idea of how pernicious rape culture is (and I’m using this term VERY broadly) to show just to what extent not only do many environments encourage or at least enable rape, society at large still frequently downplays, excuses it, especially when charismatic people, those one knows or star characters are accused. This is a case of a…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic An analogy in the forum Small Talk 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Scientism isn’t a fallacy. This very page you liked says it is an “attitude”. When it comes to claims about the world, beyond the mundane or the personal, I put my trust in that which is verifiable and backed up by evidence. That isn’t even necessarily science. When I ask someone to prove that they have sent me a package that I have paid for, we…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic An analogy in the forum Small Talk 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Twins speculating about “life after birth” is not the same as life after death. For numerous reasons:

    Life after birth simply means continuing to live. There is no change except instead of being surrounded by fluid and receiving oxygen, nutrients via a chord you life in the open air, breathe oxygen and eat/drink. That may seem like a relatively…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic An analogy in the forum Small Talk 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Ehhhhh Simon, I wouldn’t accept second hand evidence for ANY serious argument let alone an incredible one. Hearsay is simply what other people have said. That is not sufficient evidence for any claim. I don’t give a shit if someone says they saw an afterlife while nearly dead, believe they saw a ghost, reported an experience with bigfoot, or their…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Who's unpatriotic here? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Gabbard is on Fox because the mainstream media (other than Fox) exists to serve the Democratic Party

    This is extreme Unseen, and a parroting of conservative talking points. MSNBC and to a lesser extent CNN do (or at least can be like that) ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS are not. And even the blatant partisan networks (FOX and MSNBC) do not serve a party,…[Read more]

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