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Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By bluewpc
@myers I suppose that was outside the scope of...

@myers I suppose that was outside the scope of the conversation which is why we didnt bring it up. But to address your hypothetical daughter if she were to come out to you that would be a private...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By bluewpc
I blame myself. @eri Id like to have that...

I blame myself.

@eri Id like to have that talk on consciousness with you. Have you ever heard of Julian Jaynes? He wrote the Dawn of Consciousness and The Bicameral Mind and in it he posits that...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
Its ok I think the thread is dead. Long live the...

Its ok I think the thread is dead. Long live the thread. Such is the way of the world.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
Im gonna create a new thread we can talk about...

Im gonna create a new thread we can talk about empathy but lets keep going with language here.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
Oh Myers you are such a yahoo

Oh Myers you are such a yahoo
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
Just gonna post this again so its at the bottom...

Just gonna post this again so its at the bottom of the page.

@eri He didnt say it but Im giving him the charitable interpretation. Maybe not my place to do it but its done. If he disagrees or...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
baahhh i accidentally pressed enter too soon!...

baahhh i accidentally pressed enter too soon! just read the post above yours in about ten minutes
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
Edit: I accidentally submitted this post before I...

Edit: I accidentally submitted this post before I was done so Ill keep updating this over the next ten or so minutes.

@eri He didnt say it but Im giving him the charitable interpretation. Maybe...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
No one says you cant care about both but what can...

No one says you cant care about both but what can you effectively do about both? Maybe its a matter of practicality. You cant help the state of things in the US and thats not defeatist but a realist...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
With all due respect that position isnt exactly...

With all due respect that position isnt exactly profound. Tragedy defines life. It might well be argued that suffering is the one constant in human affairs. It is not that it may happen but when and...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
No it doesnt explain anything. Give what I said...

No it doesnt explain anything. Give what I said the charitable reading. Why do you care what happens in the US as opposed to Canada, at the least the country of your residence? Why try to fix...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
No your experiences are not uniquely your own....

No your experiences are not uniquely your own. Youve shared them with every person with whom youve ever interacted. Every thought youve ever had of someone you have in some way shared. Every thought...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By bluewpc
I fully agree but I dont wish to pay for the...

I fully agree but I dont wish to pay for the lopping off of the pahllus for the same reason I dont wish to pay for its ensured erection, neither is life threatening.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
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Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
@L&L Well yes I dont think it affects you. The...

@L&L Well yes I dont think it affects you. The same way that the Las Vegas shooting affects neither me nor you except in the most inadvertent of ways. The same way that a feller shot dead in Sudan...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
@l&l Lets keep it civil. If you want to refute...

@l&l Lets keep it civil. If you want to refute John's comments do it in a polite way.

@eri John has a point about people gravitating towards ideological fads that give a sense of belonging and I...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
And another quick jump in: Im with John on...

And another quick jump in:

Im with John on this. Paradoxically being oppressed today does appear to bestow carta blanche to oppress others in turn depending on the region. I would point you to...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
@Johnconstantine Ill reply to your comment later...

@Johnconstantine Ill reply to your comment later today, the thread is growing :D



While it's true that things don't need to be understood to be named - you can call an unknown "unknown" after...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-22-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
Edit: Sorry for the late reply. I am exhausted....

Edit: Sorry for the late reply. I am exhausted. Im renovating my house in Baltimore getting ready to rent it out and it takes a toll.


Sure, and I'll take it a step further and say you can only...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-20-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
Quick ere bed. Per gender its not an alteration...

Quick ere bed. Per gender its not an alteration because its not a modification or even adoption of terminology. Its a novel form of hyper specialized categorization based wholly upon the subjectivity...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-20-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
I disagree that gender appreciation predates...

I disagree that gender appreciation predates linguistics. From purely deductive logic the concept has to arrive after the instantiation even if its only by a nanosecond. Language is naming. You...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-20-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
@eri Im aware of other culture's acknowledgment...

@eri Im aware of other culture's acknowledgment and acknowledged it myself:

"Gender in its traditional (or if that word is taboo then its biological) sense is not to be thought a bias when it...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-20-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
Flip a coin and roll some ox bones your guess is...

Flip a coin and roll some ox bones your guess is as good as the haruspice's
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-20-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,543
Posted By bluewpc
Gender Fluidity and Linguistic Grounding

Contraindications of Gender Fluidity Via Linguistic Grounding



Of late it has become fashionable to opine that gender is a social construct and that it is in reality an infinite gray scale...
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