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  1. In my opinion: Yes, people with depression...

    In my opinion:

    Yes, people with depression naturally turn inward. They are searching their mind trying to figure out "what is wrong with me?"

    However, this is unhealthy and the wrong approach....
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    My evaluation of a lot of these would depend on...

    My evaluation of a lot of these would depend on how the person taking the action viewed it.

    If someone ate their dog, I would associate that with a lack of care and respect for their dog. That's...
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    There are a couple of fun facts about Occam's...

    There are a couple of fun facts about Occam's razor I mention whenever it comes up for discussion. First, it was originally propounded on theological grounds. The idea was that God is omnipotent and...
  4. bilby Let's say the supernaturalist argues...

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    Let's say the supernaturalist argues that all of the observed laws of physics have only held up to now due to the work of the supernatural, undetectable, and incomprehensible Physics Elves....
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    The virus will cause a lot of fear and a lot of...

    The virus will cause a lot of fear and a lot of poverty. Both of those correlate with increased religiosity, so I'm predicting an increase in religiosity.
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    I did say I wasn't a scientist. ;)

    I did say I wasn't a scientist. ;)
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    What makes you say there's no good evidence? Here...

    FTFY.[/QUOTE]
    What makes you say there's no good evidence? Here are a couple of studies:

    "Cell phone radiated radio frequency waves were effective on increasing brain tissue temperature, and this...
  8. If moral realism is false, normative ethics (what...

    If moral realism is false, normative ethics (what you seem to be calling "moral philosophy") isn't necessarily impacted much.

    To take a simple example, suppose naive moral subjectivism is true...
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    That's for the voters to decide.

    That's for the voters to decide.
  10. Wow... I hope that's exaggerated or not...

    From the interview:
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    Wow... I hope that's exaggerated or not representative of what usually happens in an area hit by this disease.

    Someone do something. This isn't funny any more.
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    I was thinking more about the widespread death,...

    Yeah I'm sure there are going to be many riveting stories about how our generation stayed home for six months and watched Netflix.[/QUOTE]
    I was thinking more about the widespread death, misery, and...
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    On the upside, we'll all be more interesting to...

    On the upside, we'll all be more interesting to people if we survive this: "Wow Grandpa, you lived through the coronavirus crisis?" It'll be sort of like meeting someone who lived through World War...
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    High level leaders such as Senators and the...

    High level leaders such as Senators and the President should already be isolated for the good of the state at this point. The last thing we need is a bunch of Congressmen suffocating to death on...
  14. "BREAKING: Terrible person says awful thing. News...

    "BREAKING: Terrible person says awful thing. News at 11."
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    I heard the cashier at the local Target talking...

    I heard the cashier at the local Target talking with a customer as I was checking out. Apparently they keep running out of both canned food and toilet paper.

    I was in line to stock up on a bunch...
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    If it was the case in 2019, it's probably still...

    If it was the case in 2019, it's probably still the case now. I haven't seen any radical change in the composition of the forum over the year or so that I've been here.

    I will say that I wish...
  17. Thread: FORGIVENESS

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    It's worth noting that moral relativism is...

    It's worth noting that moral relativism is perfectly consistent with brutally forcing your beliefs and values on everyone else: If there are no values that are true for everyone, it's not true for...
  18. Thread: God and goodness

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    In our culture, most people believe in a...

    In our culture, most people believe in a perfectly good God, so that's the version of God that is usually in dispute.
  19. Ah, okay, that makes more sense. 11th grade is...

    Wow. Are these grade school students or college students?[/QUOTE]
    11th grade.[/QUOTE]
    Ah, okay, that makes more sense. 11th grade is about when I started reading adult books and thinking about...
  20. Wow. Are these grade school students or college...

    Wow. Are these grade school students or college students?
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    Don't. Forget about them. Spend the irreplaceable...

    Don't. Forget about them. Spend the irreplaceable seconds of your life pursuing values instead.
  22. No, most people don't need unmarked police cars...

    Are unmarked police cars real or imaginary?
    Do people behave differently when they imagine there are hidden CCTV cameras watching?

    The problem isn't that people make up their own religion, it's...
  23. The idea that we need to make things up to treat...

    The idea that we need to make things up to treat each other with basic decency is so absurd as to be unworthy of serious debate. It is utterly damning to the Christian faith that it apparently...
  24. Thread: Which Bible

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    You claimed that there is such a thing as "what...

    And you are equally free to believe that the writers of the bible were all disconnected liars or lunatics who made everything up. But THAT would stretch objective historical scholarship to breaking...
  25. Thread: Which Bible

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    The idea that there is such a thing as "what God...

    The idea that there is such a thing as "what God means across the whole of the Bible" is a faith based assumption. You're free to believe it privately, but it has no place in objective scholarship.
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