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    Re: On the morality of evolution

    ..except God, who evolved snakes from talking animals to non talking ones.



    ...thats what science is: testable statements to fit evidence. Its the falsifiability that makes it science.

    As...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Politically the consequences of vaccine mandates are too high IMHO. They produce a reaction in society against medical advice by making a really immense demand on a persons autonomy: I think it would...
  3. Re: Is there really a leftist outbreak happening in the US? Or maybe a strong anti-capitalist sentiment growing every day more?

    The US has a tradition of strong corporate interests dominating government, back past the first slave-owners Revolt (against the UK). Naturally people organise to oppose existing power structures...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    My impression has been the UK botched their COVID response badly, they were well set up to tackle it so its a political failure in a very specific sense of a government failing to act intelligently....
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    I think that's the US position too, and Australia's. According to international law (and we in the West subscribe to the rule of law), the island is part of China, and we have (for better or worse)...
  6. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Absolutely right.

    Columbus is recast into a totem by brainlet imperialist and nationalist myth makers. The attacks on him are usually directed at the utterly stupid regime-foundation myths built...
  7. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    What bizarro world nonsense is this? Trump told his followers to march to the capitol and "be strong" "don';t let them steal it" and "something something Mike Pence". He did it on live TV. It wasn't...
  8. Re: On the ethics of social medias: hate speech, violence, misinformation.

    Yes Facebook is a mess, there's a lot of dishonesty in the way the platform uses people. Its not clear what Facebook is when you join, it just seems like an info feed rather a data extraction point. ...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Its an interesting (and very sad) factoid, just goes to show we can plan to kill and be killed but our efforts pale in comparison with a simple virus, compounded by our own massive stupidity.
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  10. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    At least as many as invaded the Capitol to overthrow US democracy at Trump's behest. Probably the same people too.;)

    Jokes aside yes the ill will and bitterness in US public debate is horrible.
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    He was ahead of the curve in Virginia.
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    Re: Napoleons best opponents

    Neither commanded an army opposed to Napoleon. Both were IIRC important in the military (and projected social) reforms that reanimated Prussia after the apocalypse at Jena and Auerstadt.
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    Washington seems to have been a moral and decent person, its easy to jeer at slave owners but he had the moral fibre to free his slaves at the end so for his era he was almost a radical. Likewise...
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    Re: Original Sin and the Nature of Christ

    Who created sin? Not who did it first, who created it?
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    Re: Napoleons best opponents

    Indeed, Suvorov was an extremely aggressive commander, and rated by the Russian and Soviet military as their GOAT general IIRC (rated 12/12 in most areas of assessment except "coolness i battle" 9/12...
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    Re: Original Sin and the Nature of Christ

    So Man and woman were created "Very Good", yet He already knew they would sin. Therefore (here's the logical use of therefore) is sin good, in your worldview?



    So God did not create the...
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    Re: Napoleons best opponents

    Karl was a very effective commander, handled extremely large formations well and enjoyed the confidence of his men. IIRC he also enacted substantial reforms prior to 1809 that stood the Reich in good...
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    Re: Capitalism and the Second World War cont.

    US stock propaganda is so mentally weak. Bernie=Socialist=Nazi, " achewally bLaCk PeOpLe aRe RaCiSt", "its the economy stupid" and Hope. The electorate put up with this trash?

    This garbage...
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    Re: On the morality of evolution

    We are natural. We are of nature, and in no way separate from it. We may well not be the only life form capable of this discussion. We may have a special place in nature, but (muddled...
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    Re: Political instability in Tunisia.

    Stop lying about their posts. ;) Jk you're a reasonable poster well worth debating and conversing with.

    There are some posts not worth responding to, if a poster habitually calls names and debates...
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    Re: Vikings: Valhalla | First Look | Netflix

    https://memegenerator.net/img/images/15953971.jpg
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    In the little I have seen of the show he was the outstanding figure, a lot of charisma. You could even excuse some of the sloppy...
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    Re: The DnD jokes thread

    I had the pink and the blue boxes, with dice in the box so I think it was the Basic Set and Expert Set second printing (first printing didn't have dice, it had paper chits, and you had to put them in...
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    Re: Original Sin and the Nature of Christ

    God's? I mean he made man capable of sin, put a super persuasive talking snake in the garden and some forbidden fruit. Anyone with kids could've told him what would happen.

    So you're sticking...
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    Yes they're as bad as the nitwits who sneer "Communism" when someone suggests a basic wage. Nesxt they will want chimney sweeps who aren't 5 year old orphans!
    BTW we need sarcasm smilies, someone...
  25. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    That's the opposite of a rant, though, the legislatures and judiciary (right and left) seem to have observed correct form here.

    I think criticism of Trump belong more in the liberal rant thread, I...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    We have protesters in my city breaking into vaccine clinics spitting on nurses. This meant the vaccine clinic was shut down for at least two days pending testing for those spat on, organising...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    Its not really about trusting the US, in this case they cracked the whip and Australia jumped. The sub contract change affects Australia's autonomy, but that strengthens the US. Washington gets to...
  28. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    I have a mate in the iron and steel game and he says he can sell Australian product in China at a higher price than other product because it arrives on time and at the quality level ordered. If...
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    Re: Vikings: Valhalla | First Look | Netflix

    "The plumbers" Mario mutters "are-a still" [draws plunger] "one people!".

    Sorry, its a high-hat academic quibble, but calling the various north Germanic peoples "Vikings" is like calling ancient...
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    Re: Big Tech, Big Media, and Big Lies

    I comparing journalism to journalism. If the current state is death then its always been dead, or deadish.



    Yep.



    Well of course because Big Tech really only arose in the 1970s with...
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    Re: Big Tech, Big Media, and Big Lies

    You have some curious thoughts, like how the press was somehow better in the past.

    I think people voted for Trump for a few different reasons: muh party loyalty, business as usual sucked, and TV...
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    Sad that US journalism is so lowly as to run stories like this. I have a lot of problems with Trump as President but I don't need to know gossip about his genitals.
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    Re: Big Tech, Big Media, and Big Lies

    "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want, He maketh me to lie down in green pastures..."

    Mr Trump was either a shepherd or a pied piper. He led his faction like a bellwether.



    Boy are you...
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    So I listened to some Cole Porter the other day, and so many of the comments section had some "viral influencer" breathlessly foreshadowing a cover of Lover For Sale by GaGa and Tony Bennet. This...
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    Re: Original Sin and the Nature of Christ

    Jesus was a great teacher and his teachings are more important than vainglorious quibbling about his nature. Its a sort of "ad hominem" fallacy, but attempting to bolster a doctrine by deifying is...
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    Re: The DnD jokes thread

    Fine system, the special and critical hit rules were deadly, and players could be one-shotted by anything. Also the writer (Greg Stafford) presented a reasonably fleshed out game world, but the...
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    Re: The DnD jokes thread

    There's some fine D&D jokes over on Memebase and KYM, they do stir the nostalgia, but who has the time?

    Decades ago I was DM for a few long running campaigns (D&D, AD&D, Runequest and a Call of...
  38. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Yes he's a business-as-usual hypocrite, so its hardly a charge against Conservatives that they pander to Saudis: money talks, and it talks all languages.

    FWIW the US didn't invent the Saudis, they...
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    Re: Original Sin and the Nature of Christ

    Well I'm not a God. I see a book, I read an argument, I use what God has given me.



    Except the other two (I was going to post two "Yoda pontificating" images but it was too cryptic, and against...
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    Re: Big Tech, Big Media, and Big Lies

    Ant may be onto something. Its definitely true there are Dem allies in the media spinning things their way, and thats horrible.


    Oh no, its much worse than that.
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