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by krogoth
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 94889

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

Since the title is "is there anything objective about morality" I suppose I've come to agree, there may be some objectivity to an instance of moral questioning. One right answer. However I always seem to come back to thinking there is always subjectivity to it as well. https://encrypted-tb...
by krogoth
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 94889

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

Has moral even been defined yet? seems a fairly important point to me.
by krogoth
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are plants not black
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

Re: Why are plants not black

Black Mondo grass says hello, though really it's just a dark green, why/how it's different I'm not sure.
by krogoth
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What's so great about Tuesday?
Replies: 140
Views: 30420

Re: Should humans be allowed to live forever?

God appears It was only a matter of time. Is this a many worlds interpretation of the universe statement? I could abstractly see that. Even from a "sentient beings become all powerful and immortal and can travel though dimensions and act as god's in the dimensions they go to" sort of way,...
by krogoth
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 94889

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

I've read this a while before stepping in because I can't see or understand in any way how without an objective observer(ultimate judge) we can say there is an objective morality. It's a *Beauty is in the eye of the beholder* style thing. What is moral for any group of people may be immoral to any o...
by krogoth
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What's so great about Tuesday?
Replies: 140
Views: 30420

Re: Should humans be allowed to live forever?

This gives a whole new meaning to "life in prison", and is it moral to judge someone eternally for a mortal sin, though now I suppose it wouldn't be a mortal sin, it really would be an immortal sin I think? In regards to the orcs Izawwlgood, they would be given "power necessary to con...
by krogoth
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 56989

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

A female slave could not be raped in any way, shape or form. I do not know what to argue against, because I have no idea what verse or law you, or your source, misinterpreted that lead to that conclusion. Presumably Deuteronomy 21:10-14. As well as this one Exodus 21:7 When a man sells his daughter...
by krogoth
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 56989

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

What he's saying is that you're using a transparently circular argument -- that if you take, as a given, that the Torah is perfect, it kind of cuts your reliability off at the knees in a discussion of whether the Torah is perfect . Please watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAEtX-ywBxg&...
by krogoth
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A (annoying) habit
Replies: 5
Views: 3495

Re: A (annoying) habit

measure wrote:
mathmannix wrote:Of course, for this particular example, you could just take the route of following an historical precedent. An habit. There you go.

*twitch*

Nuttin' wrong with an 'abit.
by krogoth
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 56989

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

Well, you could consider it something of a disability. I would probably relocate for someone in a wheelchair. That's a stretch. It's a belief, not something they are unable to do. Getting a little OT I remember a youtube video where they could tell if a person was likely to be religious by doing a ...
by krogoth
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caitlyn (née Bruce) Jenner
Replies: 9
Views: 3780

Re: Caitlyn (née Bruce) Jenner

I always found it odd when I heard TMZ I think it's called come on in the background(I have a random channel on as background noise most days at home) and they keep calling him/her Bruce. Had Bruce/Caitlin, still preferred to be called that until recently? Or just a bit of regular TMZ insensitivity?
by krogoth
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 56989

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

Azrael & KrytenKoro Have countered your arguments very well, so I won't repeat those bits. But I will correct your statement 1: Adam accepts several axioms. 2: Ben points out several contradictions that are created by accepting those axioms. 3: Adam analyzes Ben's questions and attempts to resol...
by krogoth
Fri May 29, 2015 4:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

If one Bolder doesn't support another, the whole thing collapses.
by krogoth
Thu May 28, 2015 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 56989

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

I think I recall Timothy having a few things to say about segregation, though the reasons why very depending on who you ask. So that's 40-50 AD? I know it's not the same group, but I don't find it hard to believe after all the other sexist content of the old testament, that Jews followed those same ...
by krogoth
Tue May 26, 2015 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Watson Analytics (ibm program)
Replies: 0
Views: 5246

Watson Analytics (ibm program)

Has anyone here tried it and what do you think of it? It's freemium, something like it's free to use but you pay for extra functionality and the ability to use larger data sets. It has preloaded sets of data if you don't want to upload anything but I'm not sure I really understand the input/output o...
by krogoth
Tue May 26, 2015 6:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1943
Views: 412477

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Any upload of your intelligence will be a copy. The thing is there won't be "the other one" if you brain state is constantly copied to the backup and the activated copy is from only moments before death and only activated upon death.
by krogoth
Tue May 26, 2015 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 494675

Re: Favorite math jokes

I used to have a teacher in primary school that gave NP's for good work (nearly perfect) because nothing was ever perfect. Is there a joke here? I believe the joke would be that the teacher put "NP" when the student got all the correct answers, whereas in such a circumstance a...
by krogoth
Tue May 26, 2015 3:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1943
Views: 412477

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

That's why you run a live backup along the lines of the dr who ep, the library.
by krogoth
Mon May 25, 2015 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Challenge: Create a living machine
Replies: 15
Views: 4423

Re: Challenge: Create a living machine

poxic wrote:
BlackSails wrote:How about this machine?

I can make one of those. Need a bit of help to get started, and most of a year to finish.

If I help at the start can I get credited on the scientific paper? or do you want to do the laborious part :lol: and I'll work on the paper?
by krogoth
Mon May 25, 2015 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 494675

Re: Favorite math jokes

Spoiler:
I used to have a teacher in primary school that gave NP's for good work (nearly perfect) because nothing was ever perfect.
by krogoth
Mon May 25, 2015 1:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I'm using it as a singular collective noun, I think it sounds okay. I'm more of an AU-English speaker rather than a US-English speaker, so I think it is closer to my dialect as it's currently written.

Thanks Deva for the pointers.
by krogoth
Mon May 25, 2015 12:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

For me this always comes down to, no religion owns marriage. Christians marry, Hindu marry, Athiests marry, if a religious group want to block marriage on religious grounds, they should have to block all other religions and non religious marriages, and there is no way that's ever going to happen. Sh...
by krogoth
Sun May 24, 2015 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 56989

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

krogoth #4: Do you remember the mouse over text for comic 1047? A very similar thing goes for interpreting the Bible. Anytime you think the Bible tells you to [horrible thing], put the book down and back away from your desk; something has gone horrible wrong. Not necessarily. It could just be that ...
by krogoth
Sat May 23, 2015 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 56989

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

krogoth #4: Do you remember the mouse over text for comic 1047? A very similar thing goes for interpreting the Bible. Anytime you think the Bible tells you to [horrible thing], put the book down and back away from your desk; something has gone horrible wrong. Not necessarily. It could just be that ...
by krogoth
Sat May 23, 2015 10:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ... that's no moon...
Replies: 11
Views: 6555

Re: ... that's no moon...

https://www.facebook.com/topic/NASA/103 ... 9562272738

They think it's ice, that's a fairly boring explanation, raining diamonds is more fun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamonds_o ... and_Saturn
by krogoth
Thu May 21, 2015 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

The real danger is the american cops thinking another herd got out and are starting fires and they'll have to put them down...
by krogoth
Thu May 21, 2015 5:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Maybe he has a habit of folding dollar bills while watching tv or something? it could have been he already had them and then thought, well now I have a good use for them.
by krogoth
Thu May 21, 2015 2:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

ObsessoMom wrote:


"Those attending the vigil are asked to wear a cow onesie and bring a candle."

Aw. Now I wanna go.


It was all a devilish ploy to sell more candles and cow onesies
by krogoth
Tue May 19, 2015 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"
Replies: 47
Views: 11586

Re: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"

The other effect is from water if the pill is taken with, most headaches if I recall correctly are caused by dehydration, and the glass of water sometimes helps more than the painkiller. So do you need a control group for taking the pill with water/not water as well? Maybe we just need more ad campa...
by krogoth
Tue May 19, 2015 4:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Coyne wrote: Do you think you can use grenades to punish bad kids?


Have you seen anime where they force you to hold water buckets outside the classroom for being a nuisance or tardy? let's step it up a notch!
No more running laps as punishment, it's time to test your luck crossing the mine field!
by krogoth
Tue May 19, 2015 2:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin Repubs to Restrict Poor People Food
Replies: 103
Views: 15056

Re: Wisconsin Repubs to Restrict Poor People Food

"cannot spend more than 1/3 of their SNAP benefits" How do they restrict that? Does the cash register check the items against the current 2 balances on the card of "trashy foods""not trashy" before approving the transaction? This would need to be implemented into the st...
by krogoth
Tue May 19, 2015 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Thesh wrote:The previous list was as follows:

ICBM's or other devices designed to allow law enforcement to deliver nuclear weapons to regions outside their jurisdiction.


Other types of nukes are ok though right? There is nothing as exhilarating as busting down a door with a handheld tactical nuke.
by krogoth
Tue May 19, 2015 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Self Perception of Gender and Sexuality
Replies: 60
Views: 19306

Re: Self Perception of Gender and Sexuality

The thing is people value themselves because of their looks. If they should or not, is another question. Changing outfits, hairstyle, and things that you think make you look "good" have a positive emotional effect on people, confidence, self value, yada yada. I don't know art is really a g...
by krogoth
Mon May 18, 2015 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin Repubs to Restrict Poor People Food
Replies: 103
Views: 15056

Re: Wisconsin Repubs to Restrict Poor People Food

That would actually be a great thing for the colder climates that have homeless, butter is a great source of energy for warmth. Though malnutrition is already a major issue for those on food stamps etc, even when they do have a choice of what to spend it on.
by krogoth
Sun May 17, 2015 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Wouldn't she need citizenship in the country to be considered it's princess? Then to stay in America without a visa she'd need a dual citizenship? Some countries don't like dual citizenship's. Though she is underage, maybe when she turns 16 or whatever the age is they will deport her. Now that would...
by krogoth
Sat May 16, 2015 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Self Perception of Gender and Sexuality
Replies: 60
Views: 19306

Re: Self Perception of Gender and Sexuality

,ore the point, who says their brains are "normal"
by krogoth
Fri May 15, 2015 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 56989

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

"You can use the bible to defend any position so no, I don't think it is inherently bigoted, just obtuse." I'm drinking so i won't make this too long Basically the bible has some good shit, but you need a moral compass from somewhere else, maybe society(including your own parents) to help ...
by krogoth
Fri May 15, 2015 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Time Travel and the Anthropic Principle
Replies: 13
Views: 5991

Re: Time Travel and the Anthropic Principle

The bit that'll really burn your noodle is when he does later create it, and leaves the flaws there because they were, but then were nolonger required, but he knew he already fixed those.
by krogoth
Fri May 15, 2015 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714342

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Why do people keep trying to open the plane doors on flights in China? http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/why-do-people-keep-trying-to-open-the-plane-doors-on-flights-in-china/story-fn6yjmoc-1227351470057 Common sense, becoming less common every day. What? This is my stop. You need to pres...
by krogoth
Fri May 15, 2015 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is yawning contagious?
Replies: 14
Views: 2861

Re: Why is yawning contagious?

Anecdotally, it's not restricted by species either. I find myself yawning after my dog yawns, and by pretending to yawn while she's watching I can almost always make her yawn as well. …and I just discovered that I can make myself yawn, by pretending to yawn while mentally picturing a cocker spaniel...

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