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  • Unseen replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks ago

    @unseen I think your observation about the #metoo movement is totally bullshit. Speculation and personal opinion. Normal healthy male businessmen aren’t changing anything. Because they weren’t doing anything wrong to begin with and they still aren’t…. And it’s not making it any harder one way or another for a woman to get a job or ge…

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  • Ivy replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    @Unseen I think your observation about the #metoo movement is totally bullshit. Speculation and personal opinion. Normal healthy male businessmen aren’t changing anything. Because they weren’t doing anything wrong to begin with and they still aren’t…. And it’s not making it any harder one way or another for a woman to get a job or get promoted.…[Read more]

  • Ivy replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    @Davis Sorry but I’m kind of confused about what your position is on this.

    @Unseen

    It sounds like you feel your progress is blocked where you are now. What would it take you to seek a fairer employment situation.

    Only time will tell that. Once I start working full time hours, options will be open for me that are not open for him. He has told me t…[Read more]

  • Unseen replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    @unseen

    It might be time to change jobs and get a fresh start with another employer.

    Why in the world would that be a good idea?

    It sounds like you feel your progress is blocked where you are now.  What would it take you to seek a fairer employment situation.

  • Ivy replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    @Unseen

    It might be time to change jobs and get a fresh start with another employer.

    Why in the world would that be a good idea?

  • Ivy replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    @Unseen, But how do you ascribe  value? And no, life is not always fair. When I started with the company I did need a shift accommodation because I’m a single parent. I’ve now got that sorted and I will be working a full-time shift but I’m still not as flexible as my scheduling as he is. I also didn’t negotiate when I got hired on because of the f…[Read more]

  • @Unseen:

    Well, if black people should have some monetary compensation, and so should Hispanic people. After all it was the conquistadors that came in and ruined their societies beyond recognition. To this day Hispanic people experience prejudice. While you’re at it, what about Jewish people? After all they went through the holocaust….If w…[Read more]

  • PopeBeanie replied to the topic Group logo of Politics2020 in the forum Politics 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    BIKINI PHOTOS!? DUMP THE TRUMP!!
    Just kidding, no link there. But while you’re here, if you haven’t seen it in the general Small Talk forum, @Unseen started an interesting discussion about Tulsi Gabbard running in 2020.

  • Unseen replied to the topic Why Are We Conscious? in the forum Science 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    @unseen, it’s true that we’re not consciously aware of all sensory inputs. According to Michael Tomasello, “we attend to what is relevant to our goals”. If this is true, then conscious attention is on those things that are relevant to our goals. I agree with this: in experience, it’s true. Why would that be? Because conscious…

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  • Simon Paynton replied to the topic Why Are We Conscious? in the forum Science 3 months ago

    @unseen, it’s true that we’re not consciously aware of all sensory inputs.  According to Michael Tomasello, “we attend to what is relevant to our goals”.  If this is true, then conscious attention is on those things that are relevant to our goals.  I agree with this: in experience, it’s true.

    Why would that be?  Because conscious awareness and…[Read more]

  • Simon Paynton replied to the topic Why Are We Conscious? in the forum Science 3 months ago

    To me, it still seems a gratuity. Something we got but which we could function in exactly the same way without.

    That’s because you don’t recognise that consciousness is about both mental awareness and mental activity.  We experience the activity with our awareness along with everything else.

    How else do experiences reach us,…[Read more]

  • Simon Paynton replied to the topic Why Are We Conscious? in the forum Science 3 months ago

    @unseen, I don’t think it’s possible to talk about consciousness until you are more precise in your concepts.

  • Unseen replied to the topic Why Are We Conscious? in the forum Science 3 months ago

    @unseen – I just think that your definition of consciousness is very vague and woolly.

    I think that if we’re having experiences, we know what having experiences is and don’t need a detailed definition. It’s as close to a so-called “primitive concept” as you can get.

  • Simon Paynton replied to the topic Why Are We Conscious? in the forum Science 3 months ago

    @unseen – I just think that your definition of consciousness is very vague and woolly.

  • Unseen replied to the topic Why Are We Conscious? in the forum Science 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hey @unseen ! The only reason we are conscious, is to give us something to entertain ourselves with so our DNA can continue to mutate and evolve without interruption.

    LOL

  • Strega replied to the topic Why Are We Conscious? in the forum Science 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hey @unseen !  The only reason we are conscious, is to give us something to entertain ourselves with so our DNA can continue to mutate and evolve without interruption.

  • @Unseen, please whack me headside if I’m going too far off your topic, but I just had the following Conscious Thought. And I wouldn’t mind a philosopher’s correction of my thought process here, or terminology used.

    It seems that a lot of our philosophical questions, especially the deeper ones that address how we think of nature, reality and…[Read more]

  • PopeBeanie started the topic ALL CAPS? in the forum Small Talk 5 months, 1 week ago

    I wanted to complain about an all caps headline, but don’t want to sound like a style nazi. In fact to a large extent, I dislike style itself because, I dunno, it’s too often from excessive stylism. (My dictionary tells me that ‘stylism’ is a misspelling, err, misspelled word, err, not even a word, but I still think it’s worthwhile and meaningful…[Read more]

  • @Unseen – I think it was yourself that mentioned an interesting conundrum about Christian forgiveness in a similar post a few years ago on TA.

    Consider the following scenario: A depraved Catholic priest spends most of his life physically and sexually abusing hundreds of young boys. Many of the victims become alcoholics and drug users and some e…[Read more]

  • Unseen replied to the topic Is Atheism a Religion? in the forum Theism 9 months, 1 week ago

    @unseen – Jake is right – by your reasoning, Jehovah’s Witness is not a religion.

    My definition was defined in this way: A religion is any belief system that claims to be a religion or self-identifies as a religion or whose members claim to be religious.

    Notice the separation by “or” in the formulation. If any one item s…[Read more]

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