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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Hmm, I'm not sure this is the case. The argument is always about that specific use of the term. That isn't to say that theists don't use the term in other ways (and often incorrectly), but that...
  2. Re: How do you pay for Universal Basic Income?

    Yeah, I see what you were saying now, sorry. Totally agree with you on these effects. The other major factor, imo, would be the creation of new labor categories as labor changes. I, of course,...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    When a physicist uses the term "fine tuned in relation to life" he isn't saying that the universe was optimized for life such that it should be abundant. IE, he isn't arguing that these are the...
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    I want to remind everyone that is participating in this thread to keep it civil. No personal attacks, no baiting, just debate the issues. Consider this an official warning. Further flaming or...
  5. Re: How do you pay for Universal Basic Income?

    Assuming that they will actually do all the labor (try telling that to the luddites), it would result in pretty signficant deflation since goods would become so readily available.




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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Well it depends on the particular physical constant, initial condition, physical law, etc. That is why each value I offered was accompanied by a link that cited peer-reviewed papers by physicists...
  7. Re: How do you pay for Universal Basic Income?

    That would certainly work to cover $10,000 or $12,000 or whatever in nominal terms. But printing is inflation, and generally is followed by price inflation. It would be a UBI, but it would just...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Certainly. Fine-tuning is a well used term within physics. Its definition generally revolves around the margin a physical constant can deviate before the universe we live in would no longer permit...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I'm sorry if you felt that it was snide. Looking back on the wording I definitely see how you could read it that way. I apologize, I only meant to imply that that is usual structure of our...
  10. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    It certainly isn't applicable to all markets (economies is a bit overbroad for what you mean). Markets with monopsony power would not have these findings. That is, quite literally, the only time...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Iíve seen you make this statement on a half dozen occasions in this this thread, but you never explain why it is incoherent. Why does something not being contained within a specific set of spatial...
  12. Re: How do you pay for Universal Basic Income?

    Overall, the UBI is a good solution when compared to the monstrosity of welfare programs we currently run that are both expensive and ineffective. The UBI has a lot going from it from an incentive...
  13. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    What you are describing here is not a tautology. Asking a question, then answering it with data doesn't make something a tautology.

    What you seem to be describing is a misaprehension on your...
  14. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Just an evidence based side note, it looks as if US wage rates are increasing over the last two quarters in low income sectors. This undercuts the idea that employers are keeping wages down with...
  15. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    I don't think you are using tautology correctly in that sentence. A tautology is a statement that is self-referentially true. Something like "all bachelors are not married." Did you mean something...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I think this is a fine definition. If I were to quibble it would be with the word "strong" which is somewhat subjective. I might substitute the word "valid" in there or something to link the...
  17. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Even if that were true (rather than it is simply a method of you ignoring scientific evidence), who cares? That debate wouldn't be about this thread. It is an entirely new debate, not referencing...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I donít think youíve asked me specifically to define that term until now, perhaps I missed it. My understanding is that youíve maintained your own definition (ďeverything that has objective reality...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    I don't think Mican made that argument. Nor do I see how this claim is laughable. (Certainly the Afghans didn't find it laughable). Can you elaborate?
  20. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Well the primary issue of the thread of course.

    Does increasing the minimum wage negatively impact those who are most vulnerable in our society? I'm happy to entertain a different premise to...
  21. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    First, Iíll note that you didnít respond or defend the silly idea that governments have been a party to wage setting since there have been governments. That is a helpful retraction, thank you.
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    There is one way to conclusively settle this. Formal debate. An OP and one response with a closing argument. Judges can be Mican, MT, Belthazor, and Frank, or we can simply open it up to the entire...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    I think it is somewhat the opposite, it is a lot like the budget debate. Decreasing the size of the budget polls really well in the US. But when you offer a specific cut, those cuts poll really,...
  24. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    What you are describing here is, again, Monopsony power. The ability of the employer to drive wages down because of the number of workers is so large compared to the number of jobs. I get that your...
  25. Re: The politics of Russian Army is an example of openness and transparency

    I'd like to also note that the military exercises mentioned by the OP were titled "West" not an overly unclear message on who they are aiming thier attention towards. The OP references their...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I think our PM discussion is probably the most productive, and I think has already gone past this section of the discussion. But just to rehash a bit, the distinction I made in PM is whether the...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    Just to clarify a bit, I was specifically saying that it was the best weapon (though other calibers would work essentially as well) for the kinds of mass shootings we've seen the most of. I did give...
  28. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Well, I'm using precise terminology, so I'm not saying "economically powerful." When you use that term, what do you mean? Are you referring to Porter's Five (6) Forces analysis? Monopsony power?...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    Interesting, I think some defenders of the Dickey Amendment (myself included) argue that government has a hard time really funding research without puttings its thumb on the scale of outcome. I'd...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    It is a logical necessity from your objection. You are excluding all such examples that occur within the universe's dimensional structure, correct? Given that the only "beginning" we could...
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