More Real Than Any God (Mr Tag)

  • Thanks Reg!  (Bit of local snowmageddon took out the WiFi for a bit)

  • @Simon

    We’re terribly lacking in data on the topic of sexual assault. It does happen by women but its so uncommon each case is very notable. The problem is rape is barely even reported in many societies (and is even partially serialized in a couple cultures like in a tribe in Papua New Guinea where boys felate adults to “gain the essence of…[Read more]

  • Davis started the topic God's brain in the forum Theism 1 day, 10 hours ago

    I was thinking the other day, that if God knew everything he’d need to know the location, spin, momentum and direction of every single particle (and all the other stuff we don’t know about) and process it all. So it got me thinking he must have a brain that is about the size of another universe needed to compute it all. Moreover his brain must be…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 1 day, 13 hours ago

    Bullshit is so seductive billions of people seriously believe a man in the sky controls everything. You put a man on the moon and five decades later people are killing their children by not vaccinating them. Social media has ramped up the engines of bullshit production and also made it even more seductive. The Republican party has become an…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 2 days, 7 hours ago

    Awesome. I wonder if someone could just write a script and we can get every device in the world to offer us 1,000,000 “thoughts and prayers” per second for an entire day. Do you think God might listen and answer then?

  • Davis replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 2 days, 14 hours ago

    So when we offer people our thoughts and prayers, is that a form of lucid dreaming?

  • You cannot say one is the study of this and one is the study of that. You can only say the methods that they use to study their subjects. Both the sciences and philosophy deal with ideas (to different degrees) and mostly science but in many methods of inquiry by philosophers deal with “things”.

    In some sciences they use the scientific method…[Read more]

  • There is absolutely NO doubt that there are terrible disaster branches of philosophy. Especially post-modernesque writers. Some (and only SOME) who deal with feminist/LGTB/colonialist/black studies can also defy comprehension. While you certainly don’t find as much stupid writing…you still find it in psychology and economics and even in the…[Read more]

  •  They [philosophers] just seem to talk crap, in other words.

    This is something you regularly have to put up with in the study of philosophy. Think of people who say this, as the sort of “far-right” loud mouth know it alls of the hyper-rationalists. It doesn’t matter…you know…that it was philosophers who very well set up the whole concept of…[Read more]

  • Thanks, Reg!

  • Davis replied to the topic It's Time We Realized in the forum Politics 1 week, 3 days ago

    And then came ISIS

    And I think it will take a long time for the rest of the world to forgive America for the Iraq war and all the horrors that came from it (and the instability and terrorism). When I travel through Brussels airport every Christmas and go through Atocha station once a week in Madrid…I see places that were blown up because of the…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic It's Time We Realized in the forum Politics 1 week, 3 days ago

    Yeah Pope. The European newspapers barely held back their snickers and laughs at Trump with his speech after the bombing of a US base. A couple papers called it Trumps “embarrassing retreat”. As you would have expected Trump to engage in furious stupid words and start aiming bombs at Iran and instead he fairly quietly downplayed the problem with…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic It's Time We Realized in the forum Politics 1 week, 4 days ago

    I’m pretty sure right now Trump is going: Zheesh…Iran actually fought back? What the fuck should I do now? While every advisor is already saying “I don’t think that’s a good idea sir” to every idea he spits out.

  • Indeed Unseen. Hypocracy unbound. I certainly respect people who choose to be vegan (though I worry about the malnutrition involved especially for children forced into veganism by their parents). But the overt lecturing of “it’s wrong to wear fur or eat eggs” done by a minority, a vocal obnoxious one, is so full of holes once you follow their…[Read more]

  • Thanks Reg!

  • Jake please spare me your analogies…they don’t work. Animals and humans are not comparable in modern human morality. I simply don’t take most vegans seriously because they almost always end up answering the following questions in a very similar way: A building is on fire and you have time to save a helpless crying 12 year old girl or 25…[Read more]

  • Animals are yummy and full of protein and essential nutrients and it’s simply asking too much of too many of us to give them up. People can speed up the end of slaughtering animals by funding research that allows economical meat to be grown in a lab (the science is there, the means of cheap mass production is not). Once that happens and the meat…[Read more]

  • Thanks, Reg!

  • Ivy nobody here wants to hear dogshit answers like

    You sound SO elitist when you say that

    here. That’s a barf of a response, absent of an argument, it makes no sense and even if it did it’s still irrelevant. Would you give Jake the respect of responding to his actual argument instead of applying a label to him with the goal of disrupting actual debate?

  • I think Nicolas Taleb put it really well in his book The Black Swan (outstanding read if you have the time). Throw a pool ball at two others and you can likely work out where they will go. Throw it into a pool table with 15 already moving balls and you need to account for the current wobble of a star 1000 light years away in order to properly work…[Read more]

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