Simon Paynton replied to Katherine A Flowers's discussion 'Pattern recognition'
""there is no pattern to recognize."  - surely we don't recognise patterns so much as create and impose them. "
1 hour ago
Simon Paynton replied to David Boots's discussion 'Own It'
"I've been reading that Islam should be considered as a "religious empire" rather than a religion.  From the beginning, its modus operandi has been to invade other countries and…"
1 hour ago
Simon Paynton replied to David Boots's discussion 'Own It'
"What do you suggest they could do?  Does anyone really have an idea of what to do? "
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David Boots replied to David Boots's discussion 'Own It'
"Maybe. But i think the overwhleming response from the muslim community has been silence. At best the response could be described as too little too late. On any view; if the muslim community wants to…"
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Andrew Brown replied to Katherine A Flowers's discussion 'Pattern recognition'
"You're correct. If all patterns are not based on knowable, natural processes then there is no pattern to recognize. A whimsical god would destroy the fabric of existence, thus "God…"
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Strega replied to David Boots's discussion 'Own It'
"Great post, Davis, very clear perspective"
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Davis Goodman replied to David Boots's discussion 'Own It'
"I'm very weary about blaming non-melevolent people for the ideology. And the broader the group of people who belong to that ideology, the more unreasonable it becomes to blame them. This is…"
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Simon Paynton replied to Katherine A Flowers's discussion 'Pattern recognition'
"In days gone by, people were presumably seeing the same patterns we see now: but they didn't understand the explanation for them.  These days, we usually understand why things happen. …"
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Pope Beanie replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'PLEASE HELP US!!!!! This is a true emergency...'
"How did it go?"
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