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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    Either way, I said "random" and it is correct. It means that the choice is unreasonable/random and both sides, pro-choice and pro-life, do have reasoning for their beliefs so neither position...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    I'm not suggesting anything. I'm asking you what you mean. Are you refusing to define the terms that you are using? I would say anything that's "human" has human DNA and therefore unfertilized...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    As far as I can tell, there are no laws protecting human life until it reaches at least the second trimester (I don't know exactly when the legal restrictions start).





    It's about as...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    No, it's not an arbitrary standard. "Arbitrary" means "random" so an arbitrary standard on when a fetus should be entitled to legal rights of some kind would be one that is more or less random. But...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    You didn't ask me why it should be this way. You asked me why pro-choices have different standards for early-term and late-term pregnancies and I gave you a very accurate answer. You have in no way...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    Ok. Here’s my answer.

    Generally speaking, from the pro-choice perspective, the closer a fetus comes to term, the more legal protections it should have. So while a late-term fetus does not have...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    What are you talking about? I took the bolded section of post 52 that you gave me and responded to every single word. Here is the section of post 52 that you bolded.

    "Thus, it should be clear...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    MT, I asked that you support that "external factors are not sufficient or even intuitively causative of it"

    And outside of this thread, you provided a portion of an argument that you hold provided...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    As I've said in the past, questions are not argument. But don't worry, I'm not going to stone-wall you with that. I will provide an answer but only on the condition that you don't ask me more...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    But then it's the same issue (emotional appeal or aesthetics) no matter where we draw the line. No one has ever both drawn a line (any iine) and then defended it without resorting to emotional...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    No it's not identical. In your prior post you said:

    "It's 50% for trans people who tell everyone, 40% for those who tell ONLY their closest friends, and 33% for those who tell no one." So those...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    For those who don't come out, discrimination is CERTAINLY part of the equation. It's safe to say that the primary reason people don't come out, it's because they are afraid of the consequences and...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    No, it's ODN rules and I abided by the rules. I provided both a link and a quote.



    But then all I'm supporting is that discrimination does effect suicide rate and I have supported it. Your...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    I don’t recognize biblical sites as a valid source of science at all. Again, this is something to be hashed out behind the scenes.

    ---------- Post added at 04:41 PM ---------- Previous post was...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Show me something that's not primarily your opinion that backs up that argument.




    And I wasn't arguing that it does. We were discussing mental and physical effects of bathroom...
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    And there is NO evidence that demonstrates that discrimination is not the primary reason for this disparity.



    I would say that the two things are so different that no comparison can be made and...
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    That the rejection from doctors is primarily about refusing a sex change. I supported that many transgendered people don't see a doct




    There is an objective definition of discrimination. ...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Actually, I don't think you've explained that discrimination can't be a significant cause. You addressed bullying (4%) but did not address the other forms of discrimination that transgendered people...
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    Of course the burden is on the original argument - that the high suicide rate is evidence of a mental disorder in the group as a whole..

    So is there evidence that 36% of the remaining suicides...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    I don't think so. From your link:

    "One in five respondents postponed or did not try to get health care in the past year because of prior experiences of mistreatment in health care settings.
    ...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    What the DSM forwards is not your standard. And your standard is not the DSM's standard.

    Your standard is that any activity "could" be a disorder (since one could theoretically have an disorder...
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    By the standards you are setting, ANYTHING "could" be a disorder since one could theoretically have an obsession with anything. If one is obsessed with running, then running "could" be a disorder by...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Back to MT,

    I believe your argument that the 40% suicide rate is support that the group as a whole has a disorder to not be valid. For three reasons:

    1. You have not shown that the increase...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Right. Some people who eat have an eating disorder. But that does not mean that eating itself is a disorder. And likewise not everyone who experiences sexual desire has a disorder and therefore...
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    And that is absolutely correct. That is MY argument and it is correct. Take any known disease/disorder as an example. How many schizophrenics have a disorder? 100% (they all have the disorder of...
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    And while you are at it, you should count how many times I said that your argument says that it "must" be a disorder. I think you'll count zero.



    You can't accurately say that your argument is...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Your argument is more opinion based than mine. I'm generally abiding by the professional definition of what is and is not a disorder and therefore appealing to the experts for my argument.


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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Okay

    ---------- Post added at 05:16 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:11 PM ----------





    Homosexuality is defined as an attraction to the same gender. That either meets the...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    I didn't get a response before. Is it alright with you if I delete the posts regarding our "trolling" miscommunication?



    But the statement is not referring to "it". The pronoun it uses is...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Yes. Bruce Jenner is a heterosexual (had several children) and had gender dysphoria.




    The text does not say that. It basically says that a transgendered person can have dysphoria, not that...
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