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    I have many philosophy professors talk about Kant...

    I have many philosophy professors talk about Kant and I cannot remember a single one mentioning Kant and sex....at least not as something his intellectual work is known for..

    What they do say is...
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    That is true as a dictionary definition of...

    That is true as a dictionary definition of science, but what science means by "natural" is that which we can experience and measure by sensory perception.

    That right there indicates that our...
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    I think to some extent it is a problem of...

    I think to some extent it is a problem of language. Words like "natural" and "supranatural" are invented linguistic constructs to format ideas to conform to our limited cognition.

    There is...
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    I am just going by the words that came out of...

    I am just going by the words that came out of Rand's own mouth as captured on video: she despised Kant, she thought Kant was evil, she thought Kant was worse than Marx.
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    I can respect that. It might be possible the...

    I can respect that.

    It might be possible the universe popped into existence from a quantum fluctuation, and all of reality just consists of quarks, leptons, and bosons.

    I do not rule it out as...
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    I do not bother to read about Ayn Rand, but it...

    I do not bother to read about Ayn Rand, but it did not seem to pass the sniff test that history's most greedy capitalist would find a soul mate in a philosopher who was so deeply concerned with...
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    I have never paid attention to Ayn Rand, but in...

    I have never paid attention to Ayn Rand, but in this video she says straight from her own mouth she despises Kant, she says Kant is evil, she says Kant is worse than Karl Marx.

    ...
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    Living in the Protestant-dominated USA I believe...

    Living in the Protestant-dominated USA I believe many of us get caught up in the literal interpretation of God as an old man in a flowing white robe.

    That is an extremely limited and simple minded...
  9. Thread: Courage

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    Trump-loving insurrectionists could learn a lot...

    Trump-loving insurrectionists could learn a lot about courage, integrity, just causes from Russian protestors
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    I posted the following commentary by an agnostic...

    I posted the following commentary by an agnostic physicist on a thread several months ago...to howls of protest, curiously.

    The point is that reason, inductive logic, and scientific...
  11. Thread: On Goodness

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    ^ a nice contribution. Socrates' vision of the...

    ^ a nice contribution.

    Socrates' vision of the good was: moral justice, informed by reason, and guided by spirit.
  12. Thank you Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsome. They...

    Thank you Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsome.

    They cleaned up the mess Arnold Schwarzenegger left them, in much the same way Barack Obama had to clean up George Dumbya's mess.
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    my theory... After losing every single...

    my theory...

    After losing every single national popular vote save one since the 1980s, it became clear to them they simply cannot convince a majority-plurality of voters their policies and ideas...
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    Good to know. The book Uncle Tom's Cabin, at...

    Good to know.

    The book Uncle Tom's Cabin, at it's core, expressed a Christian indictment of slavery. The Unitarians and the Transcendentalists did heavy lifting for abolition.

    Sadly, while the...
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    No question Christians in Britain led the charge...

    No question Christians in Britain led the charge for slavery abolition - over howls of protests from capitalists.

    In USA Quakers, Unitarians and New England congregationslists were the tip of the...
  16. I read her post and that is not even remotely...

    I read her post and that is not even remotely close to what she said.

    Why do you not try to respond to what she actually wrote, rather than what you wish she wrote?
  17. That does not sound like a hoax or even the...

    That does not sound like a hoax or even the common seasonal cold.

    I wonder why the Motor City madman felt compelled to lie his ass off about COVID for 13 months?
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    I never had a sexual reaction to any Democratic...

    I never had a sexual reaction to any Democratic nominee.

    On balance, Jimmy Carter is the Democratic president I would identify with on a scale of ethics and morality.

    I would identify with...
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    Misrepresenting what I said. I said I would be...

    Misrepresenting what I said. I said I would be willing to invest my time writing some of my opinion on Martin Luther, Boethius, Augustine with someone who was intellectually serious and not just...
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    It is not required to write about why Martin...

    It is not required to write about why Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa are admirable. It is self evident.

    If weren't trolling and were actually intellectually curious, I might invest the...
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    You are having to hop in your time machine to...

    You are having to hop in your time machine to time travel back 600 years to complain about a immoral crimes committed in the 15th century.

    I can list the crimes against humanity the State Atheism...
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    You are anachronistically applying modern...

    You are anachronistically applying modern morality to people who lived in the late Bronze Age.

    All human cultures 2000 years ago practiced slavery.

    It was English and American Christians who...
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    It was not stupid to believe the Earth was the...

    It was not stupid to believe the Earth was the center of the universe at that time.

    Based on the physics known at that time, it was perfectly reasonable to conclude the Earth was at the center. ...
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    I rank this trolling effort 2 out of 10

    I rank this trolling effort 2 out of 10
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    ^^ Triggered!

    ^^ Triggered!
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