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    Why not? Provide a counter argument.

    As true as all that may be it doesn't refute my point that if I only exist as part of my brain then all decisions I make are made by my brain. That is, they are the direct result of processes carried...
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    As true as all that may be it doesn't refute my...

    I only exist within my brain. Therefore I'm part of my brain. If my brain ceases to exist I cease to exist. Therefore any decisions I make are made by my brain. I don't know how much more meaning you...
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    I only exist within my brain. Therefore I'm part...

    I only exist within my brain. Therefore I'm part of my brain. If my brain ceases to exist I cease to exist. Therefore any decisions I make are made by my brain. I don't know how much more meaning you...
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    They just refuse to recognize that the Fourth of...

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/republicans-vote-against-juneteenth-close-offices

    I guess he thinks The Fourth of July is all that is needed?[/QUOTE]

    They just refuse to...
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    Yeah but it stands as the end of the very worst...

    A holiday to celebrate the institution of legal barriers to a specific form of slavery? I guess that's as good an excuse for celebration as many others we follow, hollow though it rings for those...
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    Happy Juneteenth one and all!

    Happy Juneteenth one and all! Let's celebrate the fulfilment of our Independence as a nation. (It's just 156 years late.)
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    Back in post #14...

    I think I missed it, can you link me to it please?[/QUOTE]

    Back in post #14 I wrote:
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    I've never seen or heard it used. Can you...

    They is here. People are already actively using it. I think it's a perfectly fine gender neutral pronoun. I've never confused the singluar vs plural usage in the "wild".[/QUOTE]

    I've never seen or...
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    How about the possibility of having neither. Or...

    Except that it IS impossible for a single individual to produce both ova and sperm. It IS impossible for a single individual to be both sexes, or to be a third sex. It IS impossible for a single...
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    Yeah I already did. Assuming we are going to keep...

    Can you make an argument for why a third category of pronouns is necessary?[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I already did. Assuming we are going to keep using "him" and "her", and based on my explanation for why I...
  11. Thread: Population

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    According to Worldometers ...

    According to Worldometers website the world population was increasing at a rate of 1.46% in 1994. In 2020 the rate had declined to 1.05% and the population was 7,794,798,739. The approximate yearly...
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    I'll accept that as true, since it's well beyond...

    I'm not sure it's impossible. Suffice it to say, that true hermaphroditism, where both types of sexual tissue are present, is quite rare. The successful production of both types of gametes has never...
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    Are you certain that there is no in-between or...

    Biological sex in humans is strictly binary. There is no in-between, and there is no third sex.

    Also, none of the people in the news expressing a non-binary social gender identity has a...
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    ^^^ That. Although I will acknowledge that since...

    ^^^ That. Although I will acknowledge that since biologically non-binary persons do actually exist that there's reason enough to come up with a workable solution. If someone simply wants to identify...
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    In my opinion the only correct way to use they is...

    I'm not going to do a search now, but throughout my posting history on this site, I have often used they/them as a general pronoun when not wishing to specify he/she him/her.

    For years before I...
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    If you're so confident about that give me an...

    We've heard and used "they" as the singular throughout our lives. ...[/quote]

    If you're so confident about that give me an example instead of just repeatedly asserting it.



    If I read...
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    I have no problem with the singular use of "they"...

    Why be sorry? Your opinions don't affect my feelings. If you disagree, you disagree.

    I'm not being hateful when I say this, but why are you telling non-binary people what they should do on this...
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    I made up a big batch of the cilantro-jalapeno...

    I made up a big batch of the cilantro-jalapeno salsa and was looking for other salsa recipes to try with steak, fish, and veg. Was watching a Milk Street tv episode about Vietnamese dishes so I tried...
  19. Slowly I turned. Step by step. :angry:

    Slowly I turned. Step by step. :angry:
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    The Panda has landed.

    The Panda has landed.
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    Yeah, I've never been very impressed with...

    Yeah, I've never been very impressed with Harris's communications skills. She's really not cut out as a politician.
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    Thinly veiled and adolescent sarcasm used to test...

    As I noted, he doesn't think we can alter the orbit of the planet or the moon, he is an idiot for thinking orbit shifts (not really happening) and the uptick in solar flares (not happening over the...
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    Yes, sometimes you have to flush twice before it...

    I think the Republicans are a bit too confident in their ability to spin things to their advantage.[/QUOTE]

    Well they do subscribe to the myth that the universe orbits Donald Trump.[/QUOTE]
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    I think the Republicans are a bit too confident...

    [/QUOTE]

    I think what he is saying climate change is caused by the large number of solar flares recently (that haven’t happened) and modifications to Earth’s orbit caused by the Moon (that...
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    Following up on the cilantro-based salsa. I...

    Following up on the cilantro-based salsa. I didn't want to cook tonight so I decided to go with sardines. Yeah, I've been avoiding them ever since I stocked up during a Costco sale last year. But the...
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