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Forum: The Intellectual Table 07-31-2017, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Prodigalson
Honey, your verse looks good in any poem.

Honey, your verse looks good in any poem.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-19-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 102
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Posted By Prodigalson
...or a person doing life in prison can exercise...

...or a person doing life in prison can exercise his agency all he wants (he can choose to be free), without being able to carry through with that choice.

Agency is just choice.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-15-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
Yeah -- but a lot of good agency (the freedom or...

Yeah -- but a lot of good agency (the freedom or ability to make choices) does without the ability to implement them.

So pretty much a useless right, but in reality the only one we are truly given.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-08-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
Considering the fact that they don't want to...

Considering the fact that they don't want to impose their beliefs and traditions on anyone else, but merely wish to be left alone, and have proposed a way for that to work, and especially considering...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-08-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
I may be wrong, but I would take that question as...

I may be wrong, but I would take that question as an attempt to get at something deeper, such as the basis for the animosity between people of different races. I think he's trying to point out that...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-07-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
I guess that could mean everyone else, all...

I guess that could mean everyone else, all bitching aside, is satisfied with the way things are.

I think Mohican has a point, though. 'Diversity' is more of a pipe-dream than anything else. When...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-06-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
Yes, as a matter of fact, most of them do. ...

Yes, as a matter of fact, most of them do.

But they choose to be here, instead, under our government and laws which, while perhaps not put together in the most politically correct (by today's...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-04-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
Hmm... never really thought about it before, but...

Hmm... never really thought about it before, but would there really be a problem with like-minded people banding together and forming their own little societies, to preserve and promulgate their...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-25-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
I say open them up and let anyone pee where they...

I say open them up and let anyone pee where they want. I don't see why everyone thinks it's such a big issue, anyway. It would eliminate the embarrassment of dads taking their little girl to the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-16-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
Well, if we claim the right to clean air, it then...

Well, if we claim the right to clean air, it then becomes a question of, how clean?

Clean as at the top of the Himalayas? Clean as at sea level? How do we allow for lightning caused forest fires?...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-15-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
Technically, it's an herbicide resistant corn...

Technically, it's an herbicide resistant corn cob. It has no resistance of it's own to the weeds; it will just survive heavy applications of the poisons.

There are GMO plants that resist bugs by...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-15-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 102
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Posted By Prodigalson
But facts are fluid, wyf. We used to believe the...

But facts are fluid, wyf. We used to believe the speed of light was unsurpassable. Now we are finding out, that may not be the case.

For years , we knew for a fact how many planets orbited the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-14-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
I believe, when it comes right down to it, very...

I believe, when it comes right down to it, very little of what we think we know is other than the best we can do with the information at hand.

Knowledge is based on information, and information...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-14-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
Yes, there are trace amounts of many things which...

Yes, there are trace amounts of many things which are poisonous in much of what we consume. Enough of them occur naturally to raise the question: Is it wise to add another element to the mix which is...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-13-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
Rights

Again, a confusion as to what is a 'right' and what is not.

You have the right to go out and investigate as many sources of water as you can, then choose the one which most closely fits your...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-12-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,472
Posted By Prodigalson
There actually are no natural rights. We can try...

There actually are no natural rights. We can try to have the ability to do certain things. When a group of people band together and kick everyone else's ass for a while, they get to call the shots...
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