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by LegoLogos
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Mafiaballs Win
Replies: 274
Views: 30416

Re: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Chapter XXXIII: Revenge of the Skro

Another Doctor option, is that if there is no NK, then he can assume that the target he doctored was also the scums' target, thus he could then claim immediately, claim his target and with 3 known Town (Miller, Doctor & Target), the scum has even less chance to hide. While this could be counter...
by LegoLogos
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christian claims we are morally obligated to believe in God.
Replies: 72
Views: 9670

Christian claims we are morally obligated to believe in God.

Popular Christian apologist William Lane Craig answers a question on this site "Reasonable Faith". The question is titled True Love The question was about various aspects of God's loving nature, but the quote below is an extract from William Lane Craig's answer where he explains humanity's...
by LegoLogos
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Mafiaballs Win
Replies: 274
Views: 30416

Re: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Chapter XXXIII: Revenge of the Skro

Not sure it's really a good idea to discuss doctor tactics out in the open - strikes me that scum are most likely to benefit from it. Point taken. <nyssa> will probably post later in the day, although I don't know what she's going to post about. We are all waiting for Dark Loink and crucialityfacto...
by LegoLogos
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: All-or-Nothing Morality
Replies: 32
Views: 4939

Re: All-or-Nothing Morality

Allow me to be the first of the pedants to point out that acting inconsistently with ones beliefs is not necessarily hypocrisy. From wiki's article on hypocrisy , Hypocrisy is not simply failing to practice those virtues that one preaches. Samuel Johnson made this point when he wrote about the misus...
by LegoLogos
Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Mafiaballs Win
Replies: 274
Views: 30416

Re: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Chapter XXXIII: Revenge of the Skro

I think the prod is more for Dark Loink and crucialityfactor than you phlip. <nyssa> could possibly provide a little more. We do seem a little low on content. I suppose I can't really talk. I think I have the hang of the terminology now thanks 8) Thinking out aloud.... If we lynch BigNose because we...
by LegoLogos
Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: All-or-Nothing Morality
Replies: 32
Views: 4939

Re: All-or-Nothing Morality

One of life's lessons is that in almost all situations, things are not black and white. I have no problem in agreeing with someone who says I should give more to charity. Yes, naively, that's true. Naive opinions can be comforting at times, because you are able to simplify things and reach firm conc...
by LegoLogos
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Mafiaballs Win
Replies: 274
Views: 30416

Re: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Chapter XXXIII: Revenge of the Skro

"actively lurking"... gimme a break :roll: </sarcasm> In my defence, I did actually read through everything yesterday trying to find something on <nyssa>. Problem was I couldn't find much. The only actually scummy thing <nyssa> has done is vote BigNose early on because he dismissively ment...
by LegoLogos
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen
Replies: 200
Views: 28971

Re: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen

Jumped right off a cliff didn't you. The reason religion gets strident criticism is not because atheists are all arrogant, angry people who just find religion the most entertaining to criticise, it's because religion has brought criticism on itself through the actions of it's adherents. So does thi...
by LegoLogos
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen
Replies: 200
Views: 28971

Re: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen

I think you missed the attempted point GN. The thing being said is that atheism is arrogant because it assumes an understanding of the cosmos... It's a lame argument. This would be a laughable misunderstanding if it wasn't so prevalent. If "a-theism" is to theism as "a-temporal"...
by LegoLogos
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Mafiaballs Win
Replies: 274
Views: 30416

Re: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Chapter XXXIII: Revenge of the Skro

phlip, I don't think you have strong reasons to vote BigNose. BigNose pointed out that the apparent paranoid vote/FoS slinging was overblown. The only evidence of BigNose being scum, aside from speculation, is that _infina_ named him earlier. I think that if BigNose is scum, he's playing a darn good...
by LegoLogos
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Mafiaballs Win
Replies: 274
Views: 30416

Re: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Chapter XXXIII: Revenge of the Skro

OK I need to support some of my thinking. BigNose, I'm so hot and cold about you! I think I better actually analyse you with... MY MIND! BigNose Day 1 - Town [snip] Regarding the Miller role-claiming, on a personal/meta-gaming basis, I would prefer the Miller not to role-claim because that loses som...
by LegoLogos
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Understanding philosophy?
Replies: 42
Views: 6760

Re: Understanding philosophy?

I like Le1bn1z's post. He gives you an idea of what a typical scholarly understanding of philosophy looks like. In the end, while anyone can philosophise and come to valuable conclusions, you cannot escape the need to educate yourself in academic philosophy. People will often use terms which have pa...
by LegoLogos
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Mafiaballs Win
Replies: 274
Views: 30416

Re: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Chapter XXXIII: Revenge of the Skro

Seems like a good results for town. One mafia left and we still have a doctor. The question is, were we on the right track with BigNose or TLC? I think we need some more input from a few people. Quick and short overview of my thoughts (without any evidence). phlip - seems townie enough. No evidence ...
by LegoLogos
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Mafiaballs Win
Replies: 274
Views: 30416

Re: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Chapter XXXII: Father/Son suicide p

Well, well, well.

unvote

Two-Fry is throwing in the towel. I found ElectricHaze's analysis convincing.

Vote: Two-Fry

jus' let me get ma lynch fork!
by LegoLogos
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Mafiaballs Win
Replies: 274
Views: 30416

Re: Mafiaballs [Newbie]: Chapter XXXII: Father/Son suicide p

Hi All Coming in late in the game a bit here. Also, I'm a massive newbie so... big lolz. Just wanted to get in on the action, although I can't say my mind is particularly well made up. BigNose, TLC and Two-Fry all seem suspicious. Not surprising since most other players haven't posted as much. The c...
by LegoLogos
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Convince me that pigs have superpowers
Replies: 27
Views: 5985

Re: Convince me that pigs have superpowers

On a final note, superpowerful pigs have a lot to offer us if we choose to believe they exist. Firstly, they give us hope that anything could happen. Will I win the lottery? - pigs might fly! That's right! they might! It is ALSO YOU GUYS: YOU GUYS: incredibly comforting to know that out there somew...
by LegoLogos
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mathematical Platonism vs. Mathematical Formalism
Replies: 43
Views: 11983

Re: Mathematical Platonism vs. Mathematical Formalism

If circles aren't abstract then the ratio between their diameters and circumferences wouldn't be either and pi would exist (at least to a certain extent) in nature. Why can't circles be abstract? Just because there are things in nature which can be approximated as being circles doesn't mean that th...
by LegoLogos
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Convince me that pigs have superpowers
Replies: 27
Views: 5985

Re: Convince me that pigs have superpowers

I'm a bit skeptical regarding the extraordinary abilities of the noble pig, but I believe strongly in keeping an open mind, and like every other human, I feel compelled to believe in something... something greater then myself. So, bring out your most powerful rhetoric, your cleverest logic, your mo...
by LegoLogos
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mathematical Platonism vs. Mathematical Formalism
Replies: 43
Views: 11983

Re: Mathematical Platonism vs. Mathematical Formalism

I personally find the formalist perspective the more sensible. Isn't it possible to derive a system which is consistent and complete, but which does not necessarily hold in the real world? I am quite committed to the idea that abstract things are just that - abstract. They do not exist in the same w...
by LegoLogos
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What the hell was the Y2K bug?
Replies: 23
Views: 4851

Re: What the hell was the Y2K bug?

Sony recently had a major problem with a bug of a "similar" nature to Y2K. Read about it here.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100301/ap_ ... on_problem

While it's technically not the same bug as Y2K, it demonstrates the types of problems which can occur.
by LegoLogos
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Answer with songs from one artist
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: Answer with songs from one artist

Queens of the Stone Age 1. Are you male or female? Regular John 2. Describe yourself: I'm Designer 3. How do you feel about yourself? You think I ain't worth a dollar, but I feel like a millionaire. 4. Describe your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend: Tangled Up in Plaid 5. Describe your current boy/girl situa...
by LegoLogos
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Unarmed combat - indicator of skill, or primal brutality?
Replies: 64
Views: 8037

Re: Unarmed combat - indicator of skill, or primal brutality?

I can see what you're saying, but I feel MMA is well down that road. In the early days of the UFC, for example, I remember the bouts between people from different "pure" martial arts. At the time, I remember the Brasilian Ju-Jitsu guys doing well. But as people have seen what works and wh...
by LegoLogos
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Unarmed combat - indicator of skill, or primal brutality?
Replies: 64
Views: 8037

Re: Unarmed combat - indicator of skill, or primal brutality?

I have done martial arts for a number of years (if you must know, Taekwondo and Hapkido mainly, dabbled in Kung Fu and Aikido), and have also competed in competition fighting. When someone says to me "MMA is the best martial art" I usually correct them by saying "MMA is not a martial...
by LegoLogos
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Unarmed combat - indicator of skill, or primal brutality?
Replies: 64
Views: 8037

Re: Unarmed combat - indicator of skill, or primal brutality?

I have done martial arts for a number of years (if you must know, Taekwondo and Hapkido mainly, dabbled in Kung Fu and Aikido), and have also competed in competition fighting. When someone says to me "MMA is the best martial art" I usually correct them by saying "MMA is not a martial ...
by LegoLogos
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411824

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

No, quantum mechanics is where you get to be fuzzy. *ducks angry physicists* http://xkcd.com/37/ ducks - angry physicists Not quite the same thing, but it's still one of my hobbies. Ducks are kinda angry aren't they? Looking for something? I think this forum is way out of my league. My berserker du...
by LegoLogos
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What music does God like?
Replies: 41
Views: 3557

Re: What music does God like?

yes, it is. But if you say "music" people get less offended that you point the flaw in their deity's blueprint. aaand by saying that I ruined it. :cry: it's ruined! Ok, so what does that mean? It means that if music can be represented by sounds AND by written symbols, it can be expressed ...
by LegoLogos
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411824

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:No, quantum mechanics is where you get to be fuzzy.

*ducks angry physicists*

http://xkcd.com/37/

ducks - angry physicists

Not quite the same thing, but it's still one of my hobbies. Ducks are kinda angry aren't they?
by LegoLogos
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What music does God like?
Replies: 41
Views: 3557

Re: What music does God like?

Ah but don't you now feel incredibly confused about what music to like and what music not to like? Don't you feel like never listening to music again? Surely it's a pointless thing to do unless it turns out that you were right to like the music you like? Just to make it clear, I tend to argue for po...
by LegoLogos
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What music does God like?
Replies: 41
Views: 3557

Re: What music does God like?

I guess the point I wanted to make is that if God exists, does it mean that there is objectively good/bad music? God might dislike you if you didn't like the music God did likes. After all, the music would be bad music in all possible worlds, and you would be musically immoral to like it. Who knows,...
by LegoLogos
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What music does God like?
Replies: 41
Views: 3557

What music does God like?

Musical taste is an entirely subjective matter, right? For the sake of argument, imagine a supernatural being who is all-knowing and all-powerful and morally perfect. Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that this being created the entire universe. We will call this being, "God". God cr...
by LegoLogos
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411824

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Approximately yes, with a margin of error of about 0.6. But seriously, why be pedantic about it? This isn't quantum mechanics!
by LegoLogos
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411824

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

joshz wrote:
LegoLogos wrote:Having a normal human bodily structure (arms < 3, face located on head etc.)
So you have 0, 1, 2, or maybe 1.5, 2.5 or even e arms?

Sorry, now that I read your comment I realise I was being hopelessly vague when I said I had < 3 arms.

I should have said I have < e arms.
by LegoLogos
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411824

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Greetings fellow forum-ers! I would like to describe myself in the following way: Having a normal human bodily structure (arms < 3, face located on head etc.) Possessing sophisticated visual, tactile and auditory systems. Likes small animals such as kittens or ants. Fully licensed to drive a motor v...

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