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    Re: Who is Bruce Ohr?

    I didn't say exposing truth is harmful.

    But intentionally acquiring illegally obtained dirt on one's political opponent and receiving it from a foreign source is harmful to US democracy and is...
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    Re: Fake Meat

    Yes, SOME people do. And who are these people?

    From your link: "It is used to maximize profit in areas where customers are happy to pay more"

    But as established, those who might make a...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    Likewise your argument that pedophilia is a sexual orientation is nothing more than an unsupported opinion and is rejected. If you aren't appealing to the psychiatric professionals on whether it's a...
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    Re: Fake Meat

    But if it's more expensive than the thing that it resembles, people are going to buy the real thing.



    I believe you did not support your estimate. If you are going to claim your estimate is...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    First off, you are begging the question when you make an argument with the premise that pedophilia is a sexual orientation. I rebutted that assertion in post #151 and you have not responded to my...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    In the very specific circumstance of this particular debate, yes.

    Basically, you are asking me to not use the APA for support of definitions and I can either challenge you on that or let it go. I...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    I don't recall making such an argument in the first place and if I did, it was a while back so I stopped claiming that a long time ago.

    And likewise please refrain from claiming that pedophilia is...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    I don't care if you care or not.

    And as I already pointed out in the part of my argument that you did not respond to, if you are going to accept what the experts say as a validation for the...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    First off, please support that pedophilia is currently considered a sexual orientation. As I understand it, it was briefly categorized as a sexual orientation and then that was quickly reversed so...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    I'm not arguing that harm should be a factor in paraphilia. I'm arguing that it IS a factor and the description of paraphilia you provided earlier supports that.

    The reason that pedophilia is...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    Unless you can read my mind, you can only guess at my motivation. So your arguments about my motivation are impossible to support and therefore not a valid issue in this debate and will be ignored...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    Well, I can see your entire response is about attacking me and what I apparently think instead of addressing my argument. Pretty much every response says of yours says "you".

    "You don't care...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    I said "Catholic priests molesting young boys is pedophilia". I have to say that you often do a poor job of telling me what my argument is. In the future, please provide a quote of an actual...
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    Re: Who is Bruce Ohr?

    Yes. If it's something that is negative about someone, it qualifies as "dirt", even if it's true.

    And my point isn't about what was given but the fact that Don Jr. intentionally met with the...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    I don't see the relevance of the question. I certainly never argued that Catholic priests never engage in immoral/illegal sexual activity that does not qualify as pedophilia.




    I am...
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    Re: Who is Bruce Ohr?

    Why not? You automatically discredit Rachel Maddow due to her bias. I'm not arguing that she's not biased, btw. I'm saying that if one is going to argue that people with clear biases are not...
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    Re: Why is Pedophilia Categorized as a Disorder?

    I don't see how that follows. Catholic priests molesting young boys is pedophilia, not homosexuality. If you mean it's homosexuality because the predator and victims are of the same gender, then by...
  18. Thread: Fake Meat

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    Re: Fake Meat

    They may spend more money on something that is identifiably better than the cheapest option, such as buying steak instead of ground beef. But I don't think they often buy something that looks...
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    Re: Who is Bruce Ohr?

    But I assume that if one is trying to take a fair and honest look at whether someone is biased, they should not be obtaining the evidence from a different biased source. An yet, you seem to be Fox...
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    Which is why I ask you to support your assertion that they do.




    It's not an issue of short-term versus long-term goals. It's an issue of goals that the DO have (things they actually said...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Good. So stop explaining and listen instead. Your statement "something is not rationally justified until justification is provided" is not scientifically valid.

    Let me explain how the...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    But that is not an entire counter-argument because I pointed out that claims that fail to satisfy the null hypothesis, even in scientific settings where the null hypothesis definitely applies,...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Rationalization is not relevant.

    In my last post, I've made a series of arguments that counter your arguments and you have not responded to several of them. That is an observable, objective fact....
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    But my specific claim that I went to Fed Ex yesterday has not been demonstrated to exist. It's possible that I lied about that and did not go to Fed Ex.

    "Demonstrated to exist" surely requires...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I do not consider that a valid basis for determining whether a belief is rationally justified and I doubt I said that it was (which is not to say it has no relevance at all).

    I agree that if...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Which doesn't address my criticism of your criteria.

    Yes, MY criteria says that if one has a vivid memory of mundane events, they are rationally justified in believing that such events happened....
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    So how does that pertain to my belief that I went to Fed Ex yesterday? I certainly cannot demonstrate that I went there.




    So I'm not rationally justified in believing that I went to Fed Ex...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Sure. And you need to identify where the line is before you can hold that a whole category of beliefs are not rationally justified.




    I assumed that when you make a post, you've completed...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    There's a huge difference between 1 and 2.

    Sometimes people do have incredible things happen to them - such as amazing coincidences. Amazing coincidences can be explained without resorting to...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    By all evidence, Dragons don't exist.

    If they ever existed in the past, they clearly died out a long time ago and therefore I can't see how you could attain one. Likewise no one has ever...
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