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by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 48788

Re: Polygamy

Edit: Just to add something, there is a correlation between promiscuity and masculine features (broad shoulders, thick jaw/chin) in women. Post hoc ergo propter hoc, but it could manifest because of promiscuity, be a characteristic of a person, or both to some degree. Possible vector: testosterone ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does Santa Claus really not exist?
Replies: 90
Views: 17479

Re: Does Santa Claus really not exist?

What would be really interesting is: can you prove that Santa Clause does exist? If this sentence is true, then Santa Claus exists. Case one: that sentence is true. Then, since it is true, Santa Claus exists. Case two: that sentence is not true. Then, since it takes the form “If P then Q”, in order...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Secrets
Replies: 46
Views: 6960

Re: Secrets

This is basically the "wouldn't universal mind reading be awesome?" thread.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Child Labor in Washington
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Child Labor in Washington

Is my sarcasm detector broken or are several people on this forum defending child labor? Yep. What's the problem with children working when the work doesn't interfere with them going to school and is safe? Can a six year old even tell the difference between picking cherries and playing? ... That's ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 63773

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

arcticfox.sq wrote:No. As it was previously stated in this thread, it depends on what type of FGM. Removal of the clitoral hood is very much analogous to removal of the foreskin.


According to you. There is not agreement on that.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3490540

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

All I know is that ever since that fateful day when I was 13 and the local Dollar Tree sold me a usb-to-usb connector to "network computers" and I fried a monitor, I don't trust anything from the dollar store to not actively harm me/my stuff. Which is not to say I don't shop there anymore....
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 63773

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

This was covered; it isn't different if you assume/demonstrate that the procedure doesn't negatively impact women, which as far as I understand it, it does. cosmetic procedure removing fairly unimportant small flap of skin from men causing some minor loss of sexual sensation: by default assume no n...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9236259

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I demand to know what movie that was.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 63773

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

So a study showing obese rats are addictive to food and the fact that McDonald's food is full of fat means McDonald's deliberately altered their food to make it addictive? That is a huge leap in logic. Jesus Christ are you even capable of responding to my argument? Society weighs impacts. We have d...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 63773

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

I think I located elvishpillager's study: http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v13/n5/full/nn.2519.html Also, I'm not getting what's unbelievable about the suggestion that fast food companies deliberately alter the nutritional content of their food. There are lawsuits alleging this right now http://...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 63773

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

I think I located elvishpillager's study: http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v13/n5/full/nn.2519.html Also, I'm not getting what's unbelievable about the suggestion that fast food companies deliberately alter the nutritional content of their food. There are lawsuits alleging this right now http://n...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3535223

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Right, so you'll make hooting noises and "oh yeahs" and high-fives when the topic of blowjobs comes up, and brag about how it's a privilege for a woman to suck your worthless dick, but when a woman turns it around and suggests that you perform the blowjob, suddenly they're the most disgus...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3535223

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Uhhh...I have to be honest with you, I find that a very odd reason for your stated position.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Progression?
Replies: 43
Views: 5683

Re: Progression?

Actually, its kind of a tautology. We wouldn't be arguing in this thread unless we cared about progression.


...except if we don't.

(Unless you're arguing that posting on the fora somehow contributes to the progress of humanity?)
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An ethical discussion on the price of private lessons.
Replies: 80
Views: 8477

Re: An ethical discussion on the price of private lessons.

I obviously don't have a clear cut answer on this, except that I believe yes, it's okay for someone to charge rich people more for private lessons. So, how about bread? And let's remove poverty, so the sake of eliminating a debate regarding what people do or don't feel about social safety nets: It ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9236259

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Existing in the modern world damages your hearing. Even if you don't go to concerts and listen to music at appropriate volumes, there's always machinery and engines you cannot escape. Your hearing will get damaged. There's no way around it. ... granted, you can minimized said damage by wearing ear ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man sues Hilton over 75¢ newspaper, principle of the thing
Replies: 41
Views: 7221

Re: Man sues Hilton over 75¢ newspaper, principle of the thi

Ok so if I were deciding this case, I would award 75 cents to this guy and then stick him whith the hilton's legal fees. Thank you for this great insight. Truly, Solomon walks among us. I was thinking more Salmon. The post is a bit fishy to me. :lol: I don't see what the father of Boaz has got to d...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9236259

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Wait, you mean shoving a speaker inside your ear and playing music at such a volume as to block outside noises might...*gasp* .. damage your hearing? Anyway, yeah.. I've got some (I assume) mild tinnitus, and I dig silent rooms because then I can rock out to it. I know, I know. It's entirely my own...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man sues Hilton over 75¢ newspaper, principle of the thing
Replies: 41
Views: 7221

Re: Man sues Hilton over 75¢ newspaper, principle of the thi

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:
Me321 wrote:Ok so if I were deciding this case, I would award 75 cents to this guy and then stick him whith the hilton's legal fees.

Thank you for this great insight.


Truly, Solomon walks among us.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9236259

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Am I the only person who hears a low-pitched rumble and a high-pitched tone like a feedback loop, when I plug my ears with my fingers? I've known these sounds for ages but I never really understood where they come from. I also hear them in very, very quiet rooms (and thus they make me very uncomfor...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parental Trolling
Replies: 99
Views: 18278

Re: Parental Trolling

I LOVE Jump Start! Yes, they're still around, but in updated versions.

And don't anybody hate on deva.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 48788

Re: Polygamy

Ulc wrote:There has arisen no societies that wasn't deeply entrenched in the belief that women are inferior human beings


Minoan Crete would like a word.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Animal Rights?
Replies: 283
Views: 34521

Re: Animal Rights?

Pain and Pleasure Utilitarianism is the Ethical system to apply in regards to animals, who only conceive of and be affected by things in that matter - as varying stimuli of differing quality and sensation. *In your humble opinion. I understood that was the basis on which this whole forum is predica...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Animal Rights?
Replies: 283
Views: 34521

Re: Animal Rights?

Whimsical Eloquence wrote:Pain and Pleasure Utilitarianism is the Ethical system to apply in regards to animals, who only conceive of and be affected by things in that matter - as varying stimuli of differing quality and sensation.


*In your humble opinion.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 48788

Re: Polygamy

As it happens, anatomic data is often used to help understand sexual behavior in animals. I agree that human behavior is much more complex and primarily socially constructed, but sperm competition (which speaks to how often sperm is co-mingled in the female reproductive tract) does leave anatomical...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 48788

Re: Polygamy

Vash, I strongly suggest you read Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha . They go into a lot of details about pro-monogamy assumptions a lot of researchers, including a lot of evolutionary psychologists, have been ma...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mandatory Organ Donation
Replies: 311
Views: 40638

Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

OK, but what if they're ineligible for that? Or what if they have objections to donation, but change their minds on their sickbed?
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mandatory Organ Donation
Replies: 311
Views: 40638

Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

Yeah I feel that too, but I don't see it condemning them as much as rewarding the person who agreed to donate. I'm assuming non-donors would only be excluded if there were a shortage, so the only time it would come up would be when choosing between a donor and non-donor who both need an organ. In t...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mandatory Organ Donation
Replies: 311
Views: 40638

Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

Exactly. A person might choose not to donate for selfish reasons, but not donating your own organ(s) to save random stranger X whom you'll never meet or know about in some far-off location is not the same thing as actively denying a kidney in a cooler to the dying person right in front of you - &quo...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Animal Rights?
Replies: 283
Views: 34521

Re: Animal Rights?

but the claim isn't idiotic in the same way that it's idiotic to claim, say, that most of the US's oil comes from within the country (a truly idiotic statement someone made to me a few hours ago!). This is hugely off-topic but I thought that about half of our oil does, in fact, come from within the...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Animal Rights?
Replies: 283
Views: 34521

Re: Animal Rights?

I remember reading somewhere that 90% of our technology was created out of conflict. You're an idiot if you think advancement occurs because we want to do nice things for our neighbors. That seems a bit...harsh. It might be a little unrealistic/naive/idealistic - or just plain wrong - but it's not ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 665
Views: 268489

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Does any superman fanatic know of a superman comic (recent, the new/newish superman, nothing old at all) which has a plot that has something to do with a little girl who is...alien or something, but has HUMONGOUS black eyes, and like no hair, and is generally ugly and scary, but someone (not superm...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3535223

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

removing that profit could be construed as a cost


That's not how that works..."not profiting" is NOT the same as "actively costing." It's the difference between not getting paid and getting mugged.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is health care a fundemental human right?
Replies: 247
Views: 30350

Re: Is health care a fundemental human right?

I think we're arguing over more than definitions here - it's getting into "does X have to do with ethics/morality or not?" which is a much more complicated question than "ask Webster's."
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Entertaining Yourself in Your Head
Replies: 77
Views: 12661

Re: Entertaining Yourself in Your Head

A few things I do when hopelessly bored: * Construct every conceivable emergency situation which might arise in the next ten minutes. Devise a plan for dealing with them all. Example: I'm in a horribly boring lecture. What kinds of emergencies could happen? Let's see...start with fire (Where are the...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is health care a fundemental human right?
Replies: 247
Views: 30350

Re: Is health care a fundemental human right?

Whimsical Eloquence wrote:A Right is the basic demand we make of the State. They are political, not ethical.

Is this just an unfounded declarative statement or is there some argumentation I've missed?
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mandatory Organ Donation
Replies: 311
Views: 40638

Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

PeterCai wrote:You know,that's exactly why the OP talked about opt-out, yeah, that might have something to do with this


What are you even talking about?

Why don't you provide an actual argument instead.


-__________-

I did, and you ignored it and instead repeated the exact argument I addressed.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mandatory Organ Donation
Replies: 311
Views: 40638

Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

...?

Could you expand on that?
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mandatory Organ Donation
Replies: 311
Views: 40638

Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

I think you're willfully missing the point.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453962

Re: Questions For The World

US here - I prefer to cut up most/all of relevant food items before consumption, but I too have been told it's rude and improper, so I try to catch myself doing it and stop it. I find it rather inconvenient to do so, though, so I do it about half the time.

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