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by Teahive
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump
Replies: 428
Views: 26350

Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

With the help of selected tweets from Deepak Chopra’s Twitter account, researchers from the University of Waterloo and Sheridan College identified certain traits that made people more susceptible to B.S. They included religious or paranormal beliefs, an embrace of alternative medicine, an interest ...
by Teahive
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff I figured out years ago.
Replies: 34
Views: 2191

Re: Stuff I figured out years ago.

I do believe that you can have a solid moral foundation without a Big Daddy punisher in the sky, but I don't think that's something worth discussing in this forum again. I cannot grasp such a concept. If you leave out spirituality of some sort, then the whole universe is just a bunch of nuts and bo...
by Teahive
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff I figured out years ago.
Replies: 34
Views: 2191

Re: Stuff I figured out years ago.

Why are there so many atheists and part-time believers? You can check the stats with Barna if you like, but I don't think Atheism has wavered much in it's popularity. It generally runs about 10% and is as popular as drug addition, homosexuality and several other forms of social deviance. The differ...
by Teahive
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff I figured out years ago.
Replies: 34
Views: 2191

Re: Stuff I figured out years ago.

I do believe that you can have a solid moral foundation without a Big Daddy punisher in the sky, but I don't think that's something worth discussing in this forum again. There's another area of this argument that doesn't seem to get as much attention, though. The "if you take away" part. I...
by Teahive
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The essence of Conservatism: Remembering lessons.
Replies: 15
Views: 1526

Re: The essence of Conservatism: Remembering lessons.

This is a good list. Though maybe not quite deserving of its tone of certainty, particularly for the more recent points. Societies are complex systems and it takes many samples and deep analysis to formulate a good rule. However, the word "conservatism" brings a different story to my mind....
by Teahive
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Evil? Now, perhaps. Later? Not so much.
Replies: 483
Views: 44999

Re: Evil? Now, perhaps. Later? Not so much.

Nah dude, Mental illness is definitely implied in someone who thinks they need to switch genders. There is some sort of deep seated psychological problem going on in such people's minds. Even if I accept the premise of a mental disorder, that does not imply an inability to work in a specific field ...
by Teahive
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Evil? Now, perhaps. Later? Not so much.
Replies: 483
Views: 44999

Re: Evil? Now, perhaps. Later? Not so much.

Diogenes wrote:Or that they might have a serious psychological disorder while having access to a lot of people and things that go boom.

That's a possibility, as with everyone else. It's not implied in being transgender, though.
by Teahive
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Evil? Now, perhaps. Later? Not so much.
Replies: 483
Views: 44999

Re: Evil? Now, perhaps. Later? Not so much.

Diogenes wrote:Sure. Nothing wrong with that bunch.

I wonder what you're afraid of. That soldiers might be ugly? That they might be wearing the "wrong" clothes?
by Teahive
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest drug addict loons.
Replies: 675
Views: 40871

Re: Latest drug addict loons.

Diogenes wrote:The details aren't the significant point here. The significant point here is

‘What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.’

Without "the details", i.e. relevant figures, there is no significant point.
by Teahive
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest drug addict loons.
Replies: 675
Views: 40871

Re: Latest drug addict loons.

Fair enough, but there is an established direct correllation for "tried" to "addiction". These percentages are well studied, an show a positive relationship. More "tries" equals more "addicts". I don't doubt there's a correlation, but there are other factors ...
by Teahive
Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest drug addict loons.
Replies: 675
Views: 40871

Re: Latest drug addict loons.

Quite revealing language, turning "have tried" into "using drugs".

I'm not convinced of the practical relevance of "have tried" figures. Drug abuse is an issue. Having tried drugs, not so much. They're not the same thing at all.
by Teahive
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest drug addict loons.
Replies: 675
Views: 40871

Re: Latest drug addict loons.

I know that you do, but I argue that you have not accurately considered what the grass would look like on the other side of the fence. You have a utopian dream idea of what will happen, and you aren't interested in looking at what actually did happen in real life. Of course you argue that, but I ha...
by Teahive
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest drug addict loons.
Replies: 675
Views: 40871

Re: Latest drug addict loons.

More so than does your side. To hear your side tell it, paradise merely awaits the legalization of all narcotics. We acknowledge the abuses committed in the War on Drugs, but does your side acknowledge the absolute horrors that await a Chinese style legalization? In a word, no. You simply believe t...
by Teahive
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest drug addict loons.
Replies: 675
Views: 40871

Re: Latest drug addict loons.

GIThruster wrote:You're going to insist on your viewpoint regardless of the human suffering it will cause.

Do you acknowledge the human suffering your viewpoint will cause?
by Teahive
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Magician's Twin:C.S.Lewis and the Case against Scientism
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: The Magician's Twin:C.S.Lewis and the Case against Scien

mvanwink5 wrote:Really!? :D

Yes, really! :D

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