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    Hopefully, Pence is now objecting to it.

    There is going to be plexiglass.[/QUOTE]

    Hopefully, Pence is now objecting to it.
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    Thanks much for the interesting and informative...

    Thanks much for the interesting and informative post.

    I think you make you good point regarding the distinction between the Woke movement and the transexual community.

    I think JK Rowling's...
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    That is not my understanding. A trans woman...

    That is not my understanding. A trans woman generally wants to be treated as a 'woman full stop'. They don't want to be referred to as female.

    "That is to say: Stop using “male” and “female” to...
  4. Life ain't fair. We don't get to choose the...

    Life ain't fair. We don't get to choose the bodies we have.

    Recognizing that is not mocking trans folks.
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    That is a good question. Different cultures...

    That is a good question. Different cultures have different roles for women and men. I'm a liberal and support LGBTQ rights. Am very happy over the recent Supreme Court decision.

    Stepping...
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    I still feel pretty confident that Trump is going...

    I still feel pretty confident that Trump is going to get tossed out of office in the November election. He just scrapped by in 2016 against Hilary Clinton who was not even that popular with her...
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    Agree completely. And now we have Trump...

    It's also different in that the current alt-white conspiracy craziness includes a call to (stupid) action - actions that can and do endanger the rest of us.
    It's relatively harmless to say "the...
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    No need to apologize, that wasn't a fuck up. The...

    As has been pointed out to you before, so many times and likely many times to come, China fucking up does not absolve Trump of his fuckups. Heres another fun fact for you, China actually admitted it...
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    Crazy huh? It is amazing the shit Trump...

    This is the part where you explain how that has anything to do with you believing that China manufactured Covid-19 in a lab to infect the rest of the world. You're the one spouting this bullshit...
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    Exactly. It is Kindergarten excuse making.

    So fucking what?

    Let us assume, ad argumentum that there are a vast number of totally batshit crazy conspiracy theories on "the left", all of which are completely nonsensical and stupid. How would...
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    Deflection. What Obama has done has nothing to...

    Trump:"When somebody is president of the United States, the authority is total."[/QUOTE]

    "I don't need Congress. I have a phone and a pen." - Obama

    When Obama does it, it's "HAHA oh that funny...
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    Huh? He's not responsible for his actions?

    Huh? He's not responsible for his actions?
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    Trump:"When somebody is president of the United...

    Trump:"When somebody is president of the United States, the authority is total."
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    Donald Trump: "I'm not responsible."

    Donald Trump: "I'm not responsible."
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    Poll: “Scientific knowledge about atoms is true” does...

    “Scientific knowledge about atoms is true” does not follow from “If scientific knowledge about atoms is true, then atoms exist”.
  16. Thread: The human mind

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    Certainly untermensche's conception of the mind...

    Certainly untermensche's conception of the mind is much different than yours.

    Though I don't agree entrely with his conception, it is certainly much closer to mine than yours or DBT's. The main...
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    "This sentence is true." That looks to me like...

    "This sentence is true."

    That looks to me like a form of nonsense. Just as "This sentence is false." is.

    How could one determine the truth or falsity of either sentence?
  18. Thread: Is R real?

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    Actually agree with much of the above. My above...

    Actually agree with much of the above. My above comments in post #101 were not limited to scientific models. They also referred to the descriptions used by humans in their daily activities.

    Not...
  19. Thread: Is R real?

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    Agreed. Mathematical propositions are a part of...

    It's a definitional truth.

    "1" and "+" and "=" and "2" are all defined ahead of time.

    It is a truth that flows from defining things.

    If there are no definitions there are no truths. So you...
  20. Thread: Is R real?

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    I would assume not since models can be shown to...

    I would assume not since models can be shown to be wrong. Real numbers can't be shown to be wrong, can they?

    Real numbers can and do play an important role in models. However, the failure (or...
  21. Thread: Laws of Nature

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    Sorry, this doesn't make sense to me. Nothing...

    The point is to distinguish the observed from the observer. The universe and all its parts (including electrons) can be classified in numerous ways. It won't be classified in any way without someone...
  22. Thread: Laws of Nature

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    We also classify relationships and arrangements. ...

    We also classify relationships and arrangements. These are mind and language dependent also.
  23. Thread: Laws of Nature

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    The rules we have devised help to explain and...

    The rules we have devised help to explain and predict the regularities in nature. If they refer to anything it is to those regularities. They don't refer to "the things in nature making" the...
  24. Thread: Laws of Nature

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    People use language to define things. We can use...

    How do electrons all have the same properties unless they have specific "rules" that "define" those properties?[/QUOTE]

    People use language to define things. We can use rules to define the...
  25. Thread: Laws of Nature

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    Looks to me like a fatal argument to your...

    I think this is actually a valid argument against my position.

    Since it does create this absurdity there may be some flaw.[/quote]

    Looks to me like a fatal argument to your position. Rules...
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