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So you know

Started this discussion. Last reply by _Robert_ 8 hours ago. 8 Replies

I'm going in for cataract surgery tomorrow and I'm preparing for it today. I have no idea when I'll be posting regularly again. I'll just have to see how it goes. Maybe it'll be Wednesday, maybe a…Continue

An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror 11 minutes ago. 111 Replies

When it comes to value theory (ethics and aesthetics) one has a binary choice. Either such value judgments as "This is good/bad" or "That is beautiful/not beautiful" are true or they are not. But…Continue

Tags: morals, ethics, relativism, absolutism

Why is America so special?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Ahearn yesterday. 42 Replies

As dismal as the picture promoted by the GOP seems, actually the United States' recovery is head and shoulders above other countries and economies in the world, though don't expect President Obama's…Continue

Tags: Zakaria, Peter, Zeihan, Fareed, GOP

New theory of cosmic origin implies no Big Bang

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael yesterday. 54 Replies

And this one is actually published in a peer reviewed journal.Read about it in plain English, though,…Continue

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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"Fixed. Thank you."
11 minutes ago
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"How can any system claim to serve pudding on Wednesdays, pay the mortgage, and groom the prettiest ponies in the world when they need it most? Please. Ethical realism evaluates objective features for accuracy using objective standards.…"
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Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
""Unseen claims that an ethical judgement must be subjective, not that it merely can be subjective". Fair enough. I can concede that, like Unseen's embezzling example which is deliberately complex, there are…"
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"Our overall guide remains the optimum wellbeing of all concerned. "
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"I think it's more illuminating to look at your example of when you bop someone on the nose for insulting you.  There appears to be a clash between a general rule for right and wrong (when you act, each person is to receive the minimum harm…"
1 hour ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"Thanks for the detailed explanation - it is clearer to me now."
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Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"I didn't say that the "moral judgement" is itself objective. They can be objectively analysed. First, different moral systems define "moral statement" and "moral judgement" differently or may use only one of these…"
3 hours ago
Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"I don't think that is a typical moral problem.  It's an extreme example that almost never comes up in real life. "
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"That remains a thorny problem. "
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"When I explain it to religious people they get it straight away.  To most atheists, apparently, it's double Dutch. "
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"I think we agree in principle on this point, except that it's more precise-- at least based on the fact-based ethical system you're citing-- to describe some of what the ancient Greeks did as ethically harmful. "
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_Robert_ replied to Unseen's discussion 'So you know'
"When I got my laser eye surgery they gave me some valium just before the procedure. It was most enjoyable, I must say ;) ...the equipment the have these days is amazing, and very accurate."
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"An ethical system to qualify as having absolutely true results must have an answer for how those results CAN be absolute. I understand why the solution of 2+7=9 is absolute and arrived at in a deterministic fashion. The answer is undeniable by any…"
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Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'So you know'
"It will all be ok :) hugs Unseen!"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"Unseen claims that an ethical judgement must be subjective, not that it merely can be subjective. The latter describes my rebuttal (which Unseen says is nonsense). So let's get a little more specific. Consider a fact-based system of ethics…"
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Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:29pm 37 Comments

The full read from which the following quote is taken is here.

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to…

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A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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At 3:26pm on December 14, 2014, Virgil said…

You and I got off to a bad start and I almost gave up on AT cuz of it.  I'm glad I didn't.  Amazing how much you and I agree on besides views on how jobs are created, the meaning of wealth and what produces it. All of that I believe about those things are from my personal experience in the past 5 years since becoming a civilian. I believe in them more today than ever before but all that is teeny minor crap compared to my core convictions.  The main reason I argued with you about that was the wrong reason to to argue.  I was offended on a personal level by things you said and I gave into that & put my anger ahead of reason. 

Interrogation.  Please point out any errors in you see in my reasoning.... (why ask, you'll do it even if I don't ask hahahaha!)

my last tour 2009 in Afgh I was a E4, a corporal, just one tiny small guy the big picture. When I heard this report was coming out I thought "oh shit!  This is going to get nasty!"  But wait... "nasty" is a relative term. As a war vet, my idea of nasty in regards to what could have been in that report  is waaaaaaaaay different from Joe Civilian's definition of nasty.  In fact my definition of nasty info on EIT would be impossible for him to wrap his head around and not break out in a chicken little dance. 

There's no damned way Feinstein & the others with that report know less about EIT than I do unless the CIA and armed forces have been totally lying to them.  That's just not possible. 

I've read all I can find for details, watched TV for the hot talking points and I have come to the conclusion that whole report just about has to be a psyop to cover ALLLLLLLLL the shit guys like me know and all the shit guys like me don't know.  For me there hasn't been ONE DETAIL in that report that was newsy or nasty.  I really feel what's going on is a well planned magician's trick that starts  off with him saying, "watch me cut off my right hand" to distract everyone IN THE WORLD while they sneak a 60 ton plaid elephant across the stage. 

This isn't a conspiracy theory about some secret plot from the Obama white house.  This is a theory about possibly pulling off a great Intel move to benefit the very people and programs that it's supposed to be making the focus of world wide outrage. 

But wait.  There's more.

There were things in that report that were totally ridiculous and almost funny when you thin about them.  ONLY  dummasses would fall for some of the shit AND the media and none of the "experts" have even tried to point the silly shit out. 

Think. The report says next to no vital intel has been obtained through EIT.  It says most of the intel obtained is lies told under torture.  I don't recall ONE time in my whole 22 months in Afgh when we were told, "get your guns and let's go find some bad guys to shoot." Every time we did anything se went out to specific places looking at specific times, to look for specific people, specific things and act like we were just dumb gyrines who didn't know what we were looking for. One time we did a four hour search on a small 6 house village before "noticing" the exact item we'd been shown satellite images of sitting right in our way the whole time.   Sooooo where did that intel come from?  The pentagon must be using psychics and have consult fortune tellers.  ...........  That's just one example.  One time we were rushed out to set up a  fake road check, told what car to look for, who would be in it and make sure its 4 tires were blown out 1 km before the road block so the occupants would have to get out and walk after all traffic on the road was stopped to prevent them from hitching rides.  When we go the guys back to base there were interesting guys there. After a staged accidental explosion the 3

At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

 
 
 

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