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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Technate design

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 12:59 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,396


There is no need for gun pointing when the interests and goals are the same. And when they're not? under this proposed system they are, so that is not a concern. Well hold on now. This is the entire point. How does this proposed system ensure everyone's interests and goals are the same? They can on...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Technate design

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 12:31 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,396


There is no need for gun pointing when the interests and goals are the same. And when they're not? Whats more, under the current system people already do work against their own interests when they show up everyday at a dead end mind numbing, 9-5 minimal wage job for an omnipresent employer who rece...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Scientology, your opinion

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 11:58 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 2,815


Personally, it's hard to believe in Scientology. Xenu sending billions of people in aircrafts to Earth and killing them by bombarding with hydrogen explosives and putting them inside of vulcanoes? Not for me. I know it is a myth but it could be more realistic. Why not killing people inside of the a...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Technate design

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 11:53 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,396


As the goals of the social engineers and the people they are trying to control become farther apart, authoritarianism must necessarily increase.

No one will work against his personal self-interest unless a gun is being pointed at him.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Technate design

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 11:47 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,396


Communism failed for 2 reasons- it failed to dispose of the money system. Using an arbitrary trade form against a non tangible accountancy system doesn't work in a society that produces more than it can consume. secondly it failed to dispose of class antagonism. You cant have a classless system com...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Technate design

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 11:24 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,396


So, environmental marxism?

You will need to point a lot of guns to implement a system like this. And no amount of gun-pointing will make it sustainable in the long term.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: stirring the pot >:)

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 10:29 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 5,512


Dismissal of substantiated claims of real-life problems, each steeped in facts and statistics /= dismissal of amorphous boogeyman that is somehow responsible for every problem faced by men and women. Just because you're personally oblivious to something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The fact that ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do scientists hate God?

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 10:20 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 5,334


Why do the religious hate the idea that there is no God? They strongly object to God's absence as an explanation for anything. They'll accept pretty much any explanation as long as it allows God to exist. They just absolutely hate the possibility of Godlessness. Religious people should quit objectin...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Ethics, Morals and Atheism

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 10:08 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,171


Why is deviance from a norm (inability to feel empathy) a valid moral reason for dismissing the subjective views of killers and rapists? Isn't this just an introduction of another claim of objective morality (lack of empathy is morally wrong)? No. The ability to feel empathy or not is not a decisio...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Ethics, Morals and Atheism

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 12:27 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,171


Without an objective sense (the way the scientific method has the objective senses of sight and touch, for example) to establish an objective baseline of comparison, it is impossible. The best we have is a subjective sense (empathy/conscience) that can be used to approximate, which I claim is justi...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Ethics, Morals and Atheism

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 11:25 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,171


If morality is objective and universal, then it must be a fact, and thus subject to scientific enquiry. How, then, does one prove or disprove the claim "X is morally wrong"? Without an objective sense (the way the scientific method has the objective senses of sight and touch, for example) to establ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is the arcology concept dead?

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 10:34 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 977


Cool. I learned something today.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Ethics, Morals and Atheism

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 10:31 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,171


I am convinced there is something in the way the human brain works that produces an impulse toward rectitude. I looked up Virtue on Wikipedia. The set of virtues identified by a half dozen cultures and religions all over the world, past and present overlap at least 85 percent. That tells me there i...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is the arcology concept dead?

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 10:03 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 977


If arcology is a theory derived from observation of a trend, and not just a personal philosophy of Soleri's, and if the theory was valid during Soleri's life, his death should not roundly impact the continuation of that trend. If arcology is a personal philosophy developed by Soleri, but his ideas h...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Ethics, Morals and Atheism

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 9:44 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,171


I am an atheist. I believe in objective and universal morality, and I believe morality can be discovered rationally. Like any ordered system of knowing about the world, a viable moral theory should have two characteristics: a) It should be internally consistent. If an action is deemed morally justif...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Help me defend myself

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 9:26 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 5,536


Women are not defenseless. They have a secret weapon, called "every white knight within earshot." [youtube]mod. edit: videos depicting violence are not permitted on the site[/youtube] [youtube]mod. edit: videos depicting violence are not permitted on the site[/youtube] Women hit men because they kno...
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