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by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 9800

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

Ah. I didn't think it was a reference to those cases, as the answer to that seems in line with the traditional line of reasoning. That is, criminals are fine targets to recruit for brainwashing into terrorists. As the article puts it: "Prisons literally provide a captive audience of disaffected...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 4683

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

You can love anyone, just by putting the effort there. Love isn't the putting somebody ahead of you. Love is the (followed through) desire to do so. Jose Hmm, fair point. You might love someone, and still fail to put them ahead of yourself. But I think I have to disagree with this definition. As ev...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 9800

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

So, your claim is that many (how many?) terrorists develop their radical ideologies after the fact? I do wish you would name some cases, as I have not seen a good example of this which you feel is rather common. Often, there are recordings of the terrorists' speaking during their crimes, and speakin...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Estimating Rate of Bullet Deformation from Ballistic-Gel Cavity Profile
Replies: 0
Views: 1728

Estimating Rate of Bullet Deformation from Ballistic-Gel Cavity Profile

Hi. I've been trying to program a ballistic wounding simulator for a game, and I've made some good progress modeling the body and the damage of bullets. A problem I've encountered, is to properly simulate hollow-point injuries in the game I'd need to know the curving rate of a bullet's deformation. ...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Odd or Even?
Replies: 10
Views: 2997

Re: Odd or Even?

1 Pair. Now it's even :D .
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An essay against competition
Replies: 50
Views: 8124

Re: An essay against competition

There are plenty of bad examples of competition. That doesn't mean a lack of competition is better--that seems to always lead to bad cases as far as I have seen. A good example of a bad example of competition, is how a larger company will sometimes lower their prices to starve out smaller competitio...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What do you think of this quote about "evil"?
Replies: 75
Views: 19045

Re: What do you think of this quote about "evil"?

Do you think the quote above effectively communicates this idea? No, because the quote is more absolute than the idea that you've expressed. The quote indicates that well-intentioned intervention is the one and only necessary precondition for evil to exist (which... makes you a pacifist, and also s...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 9800

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

The biggest misconception is that the terrorists usually come from religious backgrounds. While the people at the top often do and the ideology of the groups are steeped in religion and the Salafis have a lot to answer for, the suicide bombers themselves actually aren't that religious. What they ar...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Voting on government spending via taxs
Replies: 25
Views: 3666

Re: Voting on government spending via taxs

Disappointed that this thread wasn't about how people should be able to give up their right to vote in exchange for not being taxed. I think that'd be far more effective towards effective spending. If you let people decide where their taxes go, that's going to very quickly become a tax evasion game ...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Stress Test for a Proposed Electoral System
Replies: 14
Views: 2916

Re: Stress Test for a Proposed Electoral System

If i could post links, I would link to an interesting youtube series where they go through several different voting systems and their benefits and problems. I think it was... Grey CCP or something? No, it was CGP Grey who did the animal series. It's easy to find if you're interested. I'm afraid I ha...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do you think that's ideology you're breathing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

Re: Do you think that's ideology you're breathing?

@Schol-R-LEA: If there is no choice, why are you pretending to start a discussion? Your words, your choices, their all preordained. As far as you are concerned, you have no choice, you have no rational decisions or statements you can make. You think you have educated us about some deeper truth that ...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 4683

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

The outset seems to be mixing a bunch of cultural ideas and prejudices with a half-hearted analysis of general culture, and some harsh accusations towards forum members based off some conversation from seemingly long ago. This seems like a really terrible way to start. I'm not sure what the "qu...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 60
Views: 7360

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

I might have just missed it, but I don't think anyone has mentioned an important point: Many dogs WANT to fight. It can take all your effort to stop two dogs killing each other. So if we're getting into morality, we need to consider an alternative situation: If two dogs meet in the street, then gree...
by Flintstone
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Banned from Stack Exchange
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Banned from Stack Exchange

One day, I just lost the ability to log into stack exchange. I don't know why, it just decided to not accept my account. Didn't say I was banned.

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