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  1. Re: Shouldn't there be a thread on sexual harassment?

    No one is arguing that items 1 & 2 should be matters of the court. However, if you have behavior which could be actionable in court and you choose to avoid court, and choose to publicly embarrass...
  2. Re: Shouldn't there be a thread on sexual harassment?

    I think I'd like to start at the end. Your premise is that it is ok so long as the stories are "generally true". Generally true is very different than beyond a reasonable doubt or even a...
  3. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    You say it; accurately perceiving reality should be considered. And it is. TG people are not having a break from reality. They understand their birth gender. They recognize their gender parts. ...
  4. Re: Shouldn't there be a thread on sexual harassment?

    There are commonalities happening to all of the accused. It is fair to speak of them generally. I think it not hyperbolic to say Weinstein and Spacey were run out of town. Not literally, but...
  5. Shouldn't there be a thread on sexual harassment?

    When making this thread, there is that feature that shows similar threads. Wow. Bill O'Reilly was first hit with a sexual harassment suit back in 2004. How time flies. It only took Fox 11 years...
  6. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    The problem with your definition of transgender and claiming it is a mental disorder is that it does not meet the criteria of a mental disorder. There are two components to be addressed. One is...
  7. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    1. Your withdrawl of the term sophistry is accepted. We will consider your argument is an attack of the logic rather than an attempt to claim the opposition to your views are being willfully...
  8. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    1. We need to clarify. Are you withdrawing your claim that the DSM is based on sophistry? Illogical is not the same as deceptive. While you appear to withdraw this claim, you continue using the...
  9. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    You can call it what you want and people may hold whatever opinions they choose. However, the scientific community did choose to define the word planet and did choose to categorize what are planets...
  10. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    The definition argument for the planets is completely withstanding. It is an example of how a scientific field still requires, to some extent, human subjectivity. The argument being made is that...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    As Mican already explained, and I agree, any line we set is arbitrary. Whether that line is set at conception or seconds prior to birth, it will be considered subjective. As a society, we draw...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Ok. How about the issues dealing with the planets? What makes a planet? Is Pluto a planet or not? These are issues decided by scientists in the field of astronomy, no? It is part of a scientific...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    First, the 100% is not artificial. It may be impossible to achieve, but it does not mean it is invalid. What we require to satisfy our own doubts is different than what it would take to call...
  14. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Quick question. Do you believe astronomy is based on science?
  15. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    I am suggesting that the transitioning is a form of treatment. I am not making a claim regarding its efficacy.
  16. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    First, let's be clear. Your conclusion is that being transgender is a mental disorder, no? I have not posited a theory on why suicide rates are high for that group of people. I have heard your...
  17. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Thanks for clarifying your point (or my interpretation of it). So, you can substitute gay for trans wherever I used it as it does not fundamentally alter my position. It is an interesting statistic...
  18. Re: How many more Muslim terrorists should we let in to the United States?

    I vote for 5. I like the number five. It is a nice number. Seriously, though, is there anyone who actually WANTS to allow terrorists/murderers into the U.S.? We can argue over whether some...
  19. Thread: Gay/Transgender

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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    I think the problem MT and others are making by presupposing homosexuality/transgender is/should be a mental disorder is that you are simplifying the meaning of mental disorder. It seems that the...
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    Re: Republican Hypocracies

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    You open by stating that you are painfully aware of our two party system. As such, you are acknowledging that the other parties you mentioned are not relevant.

    You then acknowledge...
  21. Thread: Global warming.

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    Re: Global warming.

    Or conversely, the headline could have said if published earlier;
    Daily Mail publishes global warming article, but did anyone notice? :coolsmiley:
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    Re: Republican Hypocracies

    I guess this would be a reasonable argument if there was more than two parties in our two party system. I mean where would you like GOP folks to go? No. Don't answer that. Did Democrats turn...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    Here, I think, you and I are the moderates in this debate and probably the most reasonable. It is not black and white as pro-life and pro-choice folks will protest. It is simply not simple. At...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    First, let's define knowledge (knowing).
    "facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject."

    A more...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    No one would express learning in such a cavalier manner unless it was done to try and win an argument. Learning is not the act of blindly receiving information (be it from a teacher or a god).
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Actually, I believe the only things Mican needs are to eat, ****, and sleep. But, hey, feel free.

    ---------- Post added at 09:00 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:48 AM ----------

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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    The person wasn't capable of discerning what is objectively moral in this case. He was told what is objectively moral. And since he trusted that God told him the truth, he believes it to be so. He...
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    Re: Antifa and BLM are Terrorist Organizations

    Being charged with a conspiracy to commit violence is an actual crime. I am not disputing that. The whole domestic terrorist thing, though, is a side-show.

    Hate group is a label of pure...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    1. Objective morality may or may not exist.
    2. If it does exist, then it would take a perfectly objective being to recognize it.
    3. Any being who was not perfectly objective could never be sure...
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    Re: Antifa and BLM are Terrorist Organizations

    Time is short these days, so my posts will be seldom and erratic...

    Let me be the first to say that I HATE the term terrorism. It does not really matter if BLM, the KKK, or Antifa are terrorist...
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