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    Re: Global warming.

    Like any technology, desalination will progress if it is a priority.

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    Yes it is fascinating, but my...
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    Re: Destruction of archaeological sites

    Two things.
    Though he number of members willing to actively participate is relatively small, notice the number of views on some of these threads. There is a lot of traffic here even if most people...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Ya Voyager! Worst(?) spin off. Hated the captain. Just could not get into the series, but did like the hologram doctor.

    You are correct, Krause is not very convincing.
    My point still is, if you...
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    How come when anyone else kills the "unborn", it's murder. When the "mother" has it killed, it's called "choice"???
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I remember (as well as saying please don't go there as it makes any discussion fairly nonsensical). To you or me "that brain could be in a vat" but that wasn't my point. The person saying "he/she"...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Back to "brains in a vat" again....hmmmpfff...
    (I keep asking you not to go here, BUT EVEN A BRAIN IN A VAT EXISTS!!! It's still a brain, it still thinks etc. So, SOME things are still undeniable!...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    He did a lecture series "the Inexplicable Universe" I think.
    It's on Netflix :)
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    Oh please, science and US law have as much to do with each other as the "price of tea in china" and "the love of a puppy" ;)
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    And THIS is the real issue about the whole discussion. You take one comment, that had intended humor and extrapolate a whole host of made up dribble. I said no such thing as what you just attribute...
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    Because something is legal is by no means a reason it must occur.

    Funny, that "qualified medical practitioner" is sworn to "first, do no harm".

    But if it is going to be done no matter what...
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    I am utterly unconvinced "someone has to".

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    Here we mostly agree.

    But "how" to educate is going to...
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    Re: Global warming.

    Did you know that New York hasn't always been an island? The east coast has been many, many miles farther east to see the Atlantic Ocean. As glaciers advance and retreat, the ocean raises and lowers....
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    Because saying things like "killing a fetus is easier than killing a baby" ("physically" as in a "baby can struggle"?) as a reason for a pro-choice argument sounds pretty bizarre.....

    I thought...
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    I get that makes it easier for "you". But you said it was "obvious", I thought you meant to people other than "you".
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    Could you expand on this "obvious" point please. I am unclear why you think this is?
    (save for the current legality, which being quite subjective will change)
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    Poll: FD Discussion: Re: 1 vs 1 homosexuality w/poll

    And I think in general you are correct :)
    But I also think we can decide to change most things if we want to.
    We used to grow tomatoes in a small garden when I was young. I used to eat them all...
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    Re: Animals *can* consent to sex

    You have a point. Well it implies when the woman is ready to go and added incentive for the dog. I don't think it qualifies as coercion.
    Let's try another I guess since my point isn't clear I guess....
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    Interesting point I had not considered. Though I can find no other place for a life to start but at conception, you are correct. For the first month'ish, there is no way to know if one is pregnant.
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    Poll: Re: Have people really changed?

    Agreed.
    But depending on what we mean by "change", humans as a whole are changing. We are or are about to become homo-evolutis. We are more and more taking control of evolution. We are beginning to...
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    When a person is more concerned about aesthetics (IOW, "the more it looks human the more it is human") it makes more sense.

    This is the basic reason you can get a majority of people agree to...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    FB was correct, NDT is Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Indeed I did mean at some point, if you lived in the Milky Way, you would not be able to see any other galaxy.
    Sorry for the confusion, I usually can't post in the daytime was in too big a hurry.
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    (to paraphrase a bit)
    "One day in the very, very distant future, the only galaxies anyone in the Milky Way will be able to see, will be galaxies IN the Milky way. All other galaxies will be too far...
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    Poll: FD Discussion: Re: 1 vs 1 homosexuality w/poll

    I am not understanding?
    You start saying cores are constant, give examples, then at the end say they can change (due to "body chemistry")???

    To your examples:
    I ate tomatoes when I was young. ...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Then "some things" can get thru to pretty much anyone.
    As in "undeniable?"

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    True, however the creator...
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    Yes. It seems just a stage of life like any other.
    I just can't make sense when else life could "begin".

    The pro-abortion side seems to give an amazing power to a woman's womb, because when...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    I have heard of kids in kindergarten having sex in class. I realize this is outside of the Op, but the side note about "can't consent ever" came up. Did these children consent?

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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    FYI "I'm all guy Clyde" :)

    I am NOT of the "you decide what gender you are by virtue of thought" crowd, though I acknowledge their are those that are born "in between/or both/ or not sure quite...
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    Which are (since that is where YOU came from) ?
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    Re: Another abortion debate opportunity.

    I would have hit "like" but that would just not express my shock and awe about your post.

    In many ways I agree, though when you say "how can it be forbidden?" is easy to understand even if you...
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