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  1. I meant conservative in the sense of...

    I've never considered myself as philosophically conservative, so I had to do a search on the meaning and found this interesting article in Areo Magazine:
    (My bolding.)
    Which is what I believe. In...
  2. You're very confident that we won't see your...

    You're very confident that we won't see your characterization of black protesters as nothing but "an obstruction at one of the wheels" to be racist and murderous.
  3. You just got two answers. Do you have reading...

    You just got two answers. Do you have reading troubles?

    Or this one of those "statements disguised as a question" that are not intended to grow into a genuine conversation? If so, enjoy yourself....
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    28490 My work life. :D

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    My work life. :D
  5. I'm not a traditional theist, but your question...

    I'm not a traditional theist, but your question implies that you mean "non-religious", so:



    Define "fine". Most people seem pretty miserable much of the time, regardless of their philosophical...
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    My partner and I have been reading aloud in the...

    My partner and I have been reading aloud in the evenings from Proclus, the great Neoplatonic philosopher. It's been pretty interesting! I'm much more tolerant of mysticism than the editor of the...
  7. Thread: COLOUR

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    Still whacking away at your favorite strawman...

    Still whacking away at your favorite strawman position, I see.


    Well, you can (our senses are not infallible, especially on drugs), but no one is claiming that mental categories have no external...
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    I've read a fair bit of critical race theory, and...

    "All critical theory" is generally overtly opposed to the idea of their being any fait accompli truths. Hence, "critical".[/QUOTE]


    No--that isn't the state of critical theory. Critical theories...
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    Then there are hundreds of thousands of races on...

    Population group is just another name for race.[/QUOTE]

    Then there are hundreds of thousands of races on planet Earth, and none of them are named "Jew". Bible-thumping morons were going on about...
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    "All critical theory" is generally overtly...

    I have never heard of this school? They must be pretty damn obscure.[/QUOTE]

    It's an adjective for critical theory in general.[/QUOTE]

    "All critical theory" is generally overtly opposed to the...
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    Not logical in the slightest.

    I mean, the whole situation could come down to just some person who maybe remembered how to tie a hangman's knot and it was the only functional knot they could remember to tie when they were trying...
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    Actual population genetics studies aren't...

    But evolution doesn't work that quickly![/QUOTE]

    Actual population genetics studies aren't relevant to the analysis of folk taxonomies of race.
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    Who advocates that position?

    I have never heard of this school? They must be pretty damn obscure.[/QUOTE]

    Eh, the impression is that the modern progressive left eschews any biological explanation for human group differences. ...
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    I have never heard of this school? They must be...

    I have never heard of this school? They must be pretty damn obscure.
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    Ah, yes, social workers. Always turning into...

    Ah, yes, social workers. Always turning into lynch mobs, those social workers. Ought to be locked up.
  16. Thread: Veep Bets

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    I think we have to assume we're stuck with both...

    I'm baffled as to why you would imagine that Donald Trump is in any better health than Joe Biden.[/QUOTE]

    So the key debate isn't Trump v Biden it is Pence v whomever?[/QUOTE]

    I think we have...
  17. Thread: Veep Bets

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    I'm baffled as to why you would imagine that...

    Traditionally, that will be Mike Pence's job (unless he finally got himself fired and Trump is planning to announce a new lackey at the convention).[/QUOTE]

    Traditionally it would be, but Biden's...
  18. Thread: Veep Bets

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    Traditionally, that will be Mike Pence's job...

    Traditionally, that will be Mike Pence's job (unless he finally got himself fired and Trump is planning to announce a new lackey at the convention).
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    My aunt has been moved to the ICU and is on a...

    My aunt has been moved to the ICU and is on a ventilator. The hospital is badly overcrowded, they waited half the day for a bed to become available. Her husband has a sore throat, so he wasn't...
  20. Thread: Genocide

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    Poll: In North Korea's case, it is political dissidents...

    In North Korea's case, it is political dissidents of any sort who are subject to immediate deprivation of life. This applies to a couple of the entities on the list there.
  21. Thread: Genocide

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    Poll: Ah, I had meant it to give one as many options as...

    Ah, I had meant it to give one as many options as applied.
  22. Thread: Genocide

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    Poll: Genocide

    Many people claim to oppose genocide. Do you have a problem with it, and if so, how much of a problem? If a country or organization attempts one, do you believe that international forces should...
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    A George Washington and a Thomas Jefferson were...

    A George Washington and a Thomas Jefferson were toppled recently in Portland. For the most part, it really has just been slave owners that have been targeted.
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    Heh. Sure he does. I predict that if this is...

    Heh. Sure he does.

    I predict that if this is built, it will be even more popular than the Noah's Ark Experience.
  25. Exile them all to Idaho and let them eat each...

    Exile them all to Idaho and let them eat each other.
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