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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 343
Posted By Kaj
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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Peter,

So, did you decide to be Christian because you think you'll be happiest that way? And if you thought you'd be happier as a Hindu, would you convert?

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Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By Kaj
Re: *** Official *** BluffTHIS! Cyrus accusation containment thread

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mrick chances of being cyrus are between 33% and 20%, discuss.

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10 seconds worth of effort to perform a user name search shows...
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By Kaj
Re: *** Official *** BluffTHIS! Cyrus accusation containment thread

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mrick chances of being cyrus are between 33% and 20%, discuss.

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10 seconds worth of effort to perform a user name search shows that Mickey/Cyrus was...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 343
Posted By Kaj
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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We assume it will be in the afterlife, where God is in direct control and man has no say anymore. But on earth, man has the free will to do what he wants within the...
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 204
Posted By Kaj
Re: Of Climate Models and Hurricane Predictions

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The hurricane thing is dumb. Just because I can't predict whether it'll rain over your house next Tuesday doesn't mean I can't predict the effects of increasing water vapor concentration...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 27
Posted By Kaj
Re: \"Atheism for kids\"

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http://www.christianstogether.net/Publisher/Article.aspx?id=98990

Well the faithful may have a point here, if not a weak one as usual. Is the objection here that youngsters might be...
Forum: Other Other Topics 12-01-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 113
Posted By Kaj
Re: serious post: My really good friends brother just commited suicide

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Anything along the lines of "That's really [censored] up; is there anything I can do?" is fine.

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Isnt saying "thats really [censored] up" going to make her feel...
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By Kaj
Re: *** Official *** BluffTHIS! Cyrus accusation containment thread

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mrick chances of being cyrus are between 33% and 20%, discuss.

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10 seconds worth of effort to perform a user name search shows that Mickey/Cyrus was...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 343
Posted By Kaj
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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We assume it will be in the afterlife, where God is in direct control and man has no say anymore. But on earth, man has the free will to do what he wants within the confines of nature. To...
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By Kaj
Re: *** Official *** BluffTHIS! Cyrus accusation containment thread

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mrick chances of being cyrus are between 33% and 20%, discuss.

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10 seconds worth of effort to perform a user name search shows that Mickey/Cyrus was banned ~Mar 07 while...
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By Kaj
Re: *** Official *** BluffTHIS! Cyrus accusation containment thread

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Who is this Cyrus that inspires such fear and loathing?

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A banned poster who was too outspoken about Israel and deemed a troll for his manner of posting. I'd trade 50...
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By Kaj
Re: *** Official *** BluffTHIS! Cyrus accusation containment thread

FWIW, Bluffthi9stroll spent a month accusing me of being Cyrus. And I believe that was after him accusing another poster of being Cyrus. Or maybe even concurrently.
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 140
Posted By Kaj
Re: Could We Have Won Vietnam?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9klk7iSCII

McCain:

"Congressmen, we never lost a battle in Vietnam. It was American public opinion that forced us to lose that...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 68
Posted By Kaj
Re: Argh property rights debate

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If you can't see the difference between my acting based on my subjective value system (and acknowledging my action is based on preference) and my acting...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 31
Posted By Kaj
Re: Thread for Kaj on topic of human values

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OK so your principle is basically the golden rule isn't it? As opposed to either acting to the benefit of total selfish interest or for one's tribe perhaps. Is that...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 31
Posted By Kaj
Re: Thread for Kaj on topic of human values

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OK so your principle is basically the golden rule isn't it? As opposed to either acting to the benefit of total selfish interest or for one's tribe perhaps. Is that a correct...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 31
Posted By Kaj
Re: Thread for Kaj on topic of human values

This thread is wholly unnecessary as I explicitly defined my principle several times already.

My principle is that I try to act in a way that I'd like society as a whole to act.

The fact that...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 68
Posted By Kaj
Re: Argh property rights debate

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pvn is the one using reason here Kaj. Reason leads one to some consistent set of first principles from which one derives further principles that determines the rightness/wrongness of...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 68
Posted By Kaj
Re: Argh property rights debate

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If you can't see the difference between my acting based on my subjective value system (and acknowledging my action is based on preference) and my acting because I believe I have...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 68
Posted By Kaj
Re: Argh property rights debate

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You're not getting the point of my question. What makes one of these a case where you're willing to use force and the other not one?

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I said already: my own values. What...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 68
Posted By Kaj
Re: Argh property rights debate

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Because you just "really don't like" child abuse?

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Ummmmm, Yes. Again, what aren't you understanding here? Do you think I need a "natural right"...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 68
Posted By Kaj
Re: Argh property rights debate

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The easiest example to refute being that I can force my neighbor to stop abusing his kid. This does not imply that I believe I have a right to do it, it is just my own value...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 68
Posted By Kaj
Re: Argh property rights debate

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The distinction is important, because if someone says they don't believe in property "rights" but will act to stop someone from taking their property then that's...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 68
Posted By Kaj
Re: Argh property rights debate

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The distinction is important, because if someone says they don't believe in property "rights" but will act to stop someone from taking their property then that's contradictory. If you...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 68
Posted By Kaj
Re: Argh property rights debate

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The post I replied to (from goodsamaritan IIRC) suggested that rights didn't matter, he had $100, no longer has it, and wants it back.

If getting it back is the important thing, and...
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