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Forum: Image of the Day 01-24-2011, 06:10 AM
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Views: 3,581
Posted By Phage0070
Culturally this is even more bizarre than it...

Culturally this is even more bizarre than it seems to the Western world. The ancient Japanese blackened their teeth as seeing the white of teeth was considered similar to the white of exposed bone....
Forum: Image of the Day 01-22-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,339
Posted By Phage0070
Somehow I doubt this car is going to reach 150...

Somehow I doubt this car is going to reach 150 MPH without ventilation to the engine compartment, and on brick tires.
Forum: Image of the Day 12-30-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,626
Posted By Phage0070
So we shouldn't have any extra taxes or fees for...

So we shouldn't have any extra taxes or fees for hunting licenses and hunting supplies so that everyone can afford it, right?
Forum: Image of the Day 11-11-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,989
Posted By Phage0070
Behold the limitless power of the human race to...

Behold the limitless power of the human race to taint our own gene pool!
Forum: Philosophy 04-05-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,414
Posted By Phage0070
Sure English, especially American English, is...

Sure English, especially American English, is rife with idiosyncrasies and odd constructions which must be memorized rather than following set rules. This is an unavoidable result of the natural...
Forum: Philosophy 04-02-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,685
Posted By Phage0070
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Forum: Philosophy 03-25-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,684
Posted By Phage0070
Without us, what purpose does the Earth serve? ...

Without us, what purpose does the Earth serve?

Do you place inherent value in dirt? We are not getting rid of that any time soon.

Do you place inherent value in plants? We are not getting rid...
Forum: Philosophy 03-25-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,684
Posted By Phage0070
I wonder why you think murder when the USA is...

I wonder why you think murder when the USA is mentioned? Personally, I think murder and theft more when when I hear Colombia, or South Africa. I don't generally think "Ahh, freedom!"
Forum: Philosophy 03-14-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,127
Posted By Phage0070
You know, I don't base my philosophical beliefs...

You know, I don't base my philosophical beliefs on my thinking when I am as close to being unconscious as possible. Personally I think that if you took someone and got them to drink until they were...
Forum: Philosophy 03-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,127
Posted By Phage0070
Even more interestingly, people with multiple...

Even more interestingly, people with multiple personalities would have more than one soul.
Forum: Philosophy 03-12-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,127
Posted By Phage0070
I believe that my consciousness is a series of...

I believe that my consciousness is a series of chemical and electrical reactions which are far simpler than they appear in concert. I think that a machine such as a clock is wondrous to behold in its...
Forum: Philosophy 02-26-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
From looking at the forum they do have a lot of...

From looking at the forum they do have a lot of smart people involved, and because of that they are not very neutral. It looks like they have been around for a while, so how could they?



And...
Forum: Philosophy 02-11-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
Easily. Suppose you have a beer in the kitchen,...

Easily. Suppose you have a beer in the kitchen, and after you visit the bathroom it is now in the den. Can you explain this without explaining where the beer was packaged, where the ingredients of...
Forum: Philosophy 02-11-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
This is only partially correct. Evolutionary...

This is only partially correct. Evolutionary science provides a reasonable explanation for only the last thing you listed, "how amoebas evolve into men". It does not explain the other things you...
Forum: Philosophy 02-01-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
"From the beginning, Christianity has understood...

"From the beginning, Christianity has understood itself as the religion of the Logos, as the religion according to reason...It has always defined men, all men without distinction, as creatures and...
Forum: Philosophy 01-25-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
No, the discussion began and continues to be...

No, the discussion began and continues to be about logic and your misunderstanding of premises IMO. I am not asking you to justify your beliefs, I am simply pointing out that it appears you don't...
Forum: Philosophy 01-25-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
Or if you are trying to have a meaningful...

Or if you are trying to have a meaningful discussion. If you just want to post statements without soliciting replies you can do that with yourself and Notepad. Give yourself a high five whenever it...
Forum: Philosophy 01-24-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
The idea behind making a premise is to choose...

The idea behind making a premise is to choose something that the reader of the argument will agree is sound. Starting from a point too far into the argument where the reader does not agree with the...
Forum: Philosophy 01-24-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
I think you are confusing a conclusion with a...

I think you are confusing a conclusion with a premise. A premise is basically where you set up the ground rules for the argument. To steal an example, we have the argument: "Since all men are mortal...
Forum: Philosophy 01-24-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
Not true. Quantum mechanics can present confusing...

Not true. Quantum mechanics can present confusing data and follow rules we don't fully understand. The interactions that go on may be counterintuitive but the discipline "makes sense"; scientists...
Forum: Philosophy 01-24-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
People don't care about God, they care about...

People don't care about God, they care about themselves. Think about it; would any religious person you know consider their god to be important if it didn't care about what they did? There is always...
Forum: Philosophy 01-18-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
Exactly, and if that someone can also produce a...

Exactly, and if that someone can also produce a space-ape then it lends credence to evolution since it apparently happened twice!
Forum: Philosophy 01-16-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
Nothing about what you said precludes the...

Nothing about what you said precludes the possibility of extraterrestrial apes.
Forum: Philosophy 01-16-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,306
Posted By Phage0070
The US treats religion from the standpoint of...

The US treats religion from the standpoint of making sure free exercise is allowed, not removing every aspect of religion from the government. This means that the government will not establish an...
Forum: Philosophy 01-16-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 79,629
Posted By Phage0070
We are changing the subject here, since...

We are changing the subject here, since evolutionary science does not mean Darwin is creating animals from scratch in the back room. Your statement does raise some interesting questions though:
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