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    An airport means the free flow of expertise and...

    I fail to see what airports have to do with establishing peace. Also, there are many nations with armies, police forces, and airports, that are still far from peaceful.[/QUOTE]

    An airport means...
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    What makes something a human? Is something...

    What makes something a human?

    Is something that does not have a brain a human?
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    A parasite is something that displays parasitic...

    A parasite is something that displays parasitic behavior.

    Parasitic behavior is deriving your sustenance due to the work of some other organism.
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    What does he have without them? It is behavior...

    What does he have without them?

    It is behavior that makes something a parasite.

    Gaining something but doing no work for it makes you a parasite.
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    Yeah. A rich person that makes their living...

    What I was commenting on was the proper definition of things.

    A developing human in the womb is a parasite.

    No doubt.

    And if you kill it then calling it a parasite is a small insult.

    I...
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    Is killing a sperm murder? Is killing an egg...

    Is killing a sperm murder?

    Is killing an egg murder?

    Is killing 64 cells that grew from a fertilized egg murder?

    Is killing something with no brain murder?
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    You used a definition that would specifically not...

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasite[/QUOTE]

    Yep. Different definitions. I'm a biologist and I used the term for parasite used in parasitology.

    Also: a human fetus does not...
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    I just describe things as they are. In most...

    Toni; might not agree, but I do. I just don't think it important. Every placental mammal, which includes humans, has a stage of life that is parasitic. It's called gestation. It isn't just normal,...
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    It has everything to do with your unsupported...

    Collection costs pay for themselves.

    Or you wouldn't do it.[/QUOTE]

    Which has nothing do with my point--that they are off the books and not showing up as part of the cost.[/QUOTE]

    It has...
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    Where do you get the minimum value of R0 for the...

    What?

    80% effective means you have an 80% chance of not getting an infection if you are exposed.

    Of the small percentage of people who are exposed only 20% will have a chance of being infected....
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    What I was commenting on was the proper...

    What I was commenting on was the proper definition of things.

    A developing human in the womb is a parasite.

    No doubt.

    And if you kill it then calling it a parasite is a small insult.

    I...
  12. There is no evidence about how the language...

    With, of course, no actual evidence to support his hypothesis. Why does Evo Psych attract all the armchair speculators?[/QUOTE]

    There is no evidence about how the language ability arose.

    It is...
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    If you are not free to make judgements and...

    If you are not free to make judgements and conclusions you can reflexively write out words.

    But they have no meaning.

    They are just something you are forced to write out.

    Two conditions can...
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    Free market capitalism is another word for...

    Free market capitalism is another word for exploitation of the weak by the strong.

    That works to a point.

    Greed makes it collapse.

    But when capitalism collapses as it continually does the...
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    Palestinian leaders have been targeted and...

    Palestinian leaders have been targeted and assassinated by Israel.

    They have been isolated from the world, thrown off their land, and packed into little reservations.

    Sound familiar?
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    Having a measure of independence after the US...

    This was very true, 15 years ago. Israel today is very independent. It has moved on from the US. It's economy is so strong that it now makes enough money that it can produce most of it's own...
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    If you have no freedom you make no judgements. ...

    If you have no freedom you make no judgements.

    You simply act as you are forced to act by something that makes all the judgements for you.

    If you say "I have no free will", you say it because...
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    Too bad you make that absurd claim in a...

    The proposition is that 'free will' is an incoherent term when applied to the nature and means of the decision making process.[/quote]

    Too bad you make that absurd claim in a philosophy forum and...
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    The definition game. ...

    The definition game.



    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasite
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    What? 80% effective means you have an 80%...

    What?

    80% effective means you have an 80% chance of not getting an infection if you are exposed.

    Of the small percentage of people who are exposed only 20% will have a chance of being infected....
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    Collection costs pay for themselves. Or you...

    The collections department is on a differant set of books that is available to the public.[/QUOTE]

    The point is you aren't counting collections cost against the cost of providing the healthcare. ...
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    Prove this.

    Prove this.
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    The US is what allows Israel to continue it's...

    You still haven't explained why Western Sahara isn't an issue.

    Makes Gaza look good. It's just that it's being done by other Muslims, no propaganda value and nobody's pouring billions into a...
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    A developing fetus fits the definition of...

    Referring to an unwanted fetus as a parasite is absolutely an intellectually dishonest way to refer to an unwanted fetus. Unwanted fetus is quite sufficient into itself. Terming a fetus...
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    A nation allowed to have a military and a modern...

    Except that Hamas's approach will never work. Look at history, the countries that established peace with Israel had control of their militants and were willing to trade land for peace.[/QUOTE]

    A...
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