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  1. My point has been limited to the notion that...

    My point has been limited to the notion that there are dangers in analysing a generalized term (or noun phrase) designed to capture the essence of something. The term cannot be enough alone to convey...
  2. Tying the historical beginnings to the current...

    Tying the historical beginnings to the current happenings seems inappropriate. How ghastly the origins of a custom may be does itself speak to the custom’s current state of affairs. If marriage had a...
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    I see something that is a conditional, but what I...

    I see something that is a conditional, but what I see is not an argument. It’s a statement, a conditional statement. ‘a’ is not a premise. It’s an antecedent. ‘b’ is not a conclusion; it’s a...
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    I don’t see an argument. What I see is a...

    I don’t see an argument. What I see is a statement.
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    The conditional is more akin to a premise than it...

    This isn't anything like an explanation.

    You are repeating the commonplace answer as if it was any explanation.

    EB[/QUOTE]

    if a=b then 1=2.
    if it is raining then the gas tank is full
    fido...
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    I don’t think faulty and logical is inconsistent....

    Thanks for sharing your expertise.
    EB[/QUOTE]
    I don’t think faulty and logical is inconsistent.

    The logic makes sense. If P, then Q. Revealing that Q is obviously false doesn’t alter the logic.
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    How do we answer the question? What does it...

    How do we answer the question?

    What does it even mean to express an idea using propositional logic? Would the structure be different if a causal connection was intentionally avoided versus...
  8. Current interpretation? What might that be...

    whuch implies a base heading we have strayed from. just those that refuse to follow the law. But that's his expression after te sentencing, nit part of it.

    Oh. So, you just dislike the...
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    He sang something to the effect of “I did it my...

    He sang something to the effect of “I did it my way,” but granted those words weren’t really strung together from his own creation.
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    You say to read the question carefully. When I...

    Please read the question carefully. Please don't go into the usual wild and nonsensical answers most people here usually do.

    If you understand both English and human deductive logic, it should be...
  11. My use of “proper” was meant as “not skewed.” For...

    I don't feel like a blind visit to a website, can you tell me what it is about, and with what authority it speaks?
    I mean, you did say 'proper' notion of CSS, which implies, at least to me, that the...
  12. https://www.allabouthistory.org/separation-of-chur...

    https://www.allabouthistory.org/separation-of-church-and-state.htm
  13. Some people embrace their faith as a guide (like...

    But what is WRONG with absolute separation? Where do you find support for degrees of separation?

    The constitution, for one thing, says 'no religious test' for office. None seems complete. It...
  14. There are degrees of separation. I think it would...

    Okay. Completely new question, then.

    What the fuck is a 'proper' notion of CSS? What are these nuances?[/QUOTE]

    There are degrees of separation. I think it would be inaccurate to think there...
  15. The noun phrase “separation of church and state”...

    What the fuck is a 'proper' notion of CSS?[/QUOTE]
    The noun phrase “separation of church and state” refers to something, but the phrase itself is a label that although is meant to capture the...
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    Where does the deduction come in? “Joe jumped...

    Where does the deduction come in?

    “Joe jumped off a cliff and died” is equivalent to, “Joe jumped off a cliff, and Joe died.” It doesn’t translate into “Joe jumped off a cliff, and because of...
  17. Thread: Word Association

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    Sustain

    Sustain
  18. Should Presiding Judges be allowed to preach...

    Should Presiding Judges be allowed to preach their Religion in the Courtroom?

    That might depend on the nature and extent of the preaching. A few isolated minutes shouldn’t violate any reasonable...
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    It was the 35 cents wasn’t it? That’s what...

    Get real. You haven't been near a drink machine in at least 25 years. Thirty five cents indeed. First people don't carry money any more especially coins. Second anyone who claims to be without a...
  20. Maybe so, but instability (not to be confused...

    Yes, and cycles are inherent to unstable, volatile systems.[/QUOTE]
    Maybe so, but instability (not to be confused with an occasional spike in downward volidity) is inherent to all systems.

    In...
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    And they say don’t blame the children.

    And they say don’t blame the children.
  22. That’s like saying downtime’s are predictably...

    No he can't, it's predictably inherent to capitalism.[/QUOTE]
    That’s like saying downtime’s are predictably inherent to cycles.
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    “Soliciting a donation” I don’t want to...

    “Soliciting a donation”

    I don’t want to minimize anything, yet at the same time, I don’t want to blow things into oblivion either.

    People sometimes do things that they ought not, but when they...
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    I would actually accept that if that itself...

    Trump is a CEO who doesn't even have the courage to fire people in a face-to-face conversation. He delegates it, or does it by tweet. I think we can leverage that behavior into judging his capacity...
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    Agreed. But, lack of courage may not be germain....

    There are certainly unpleasant to Trump.[/QUOTE]
    Agreed. But, lack of courage may not be germain. When it is, it’s cowardice.

    A redneck with money like Trump is still a redneck.The courage to...
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