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Forum: Politics 12-29-2005, 05:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 234
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

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A short quiz on where the presidential candidates stand on major issues would be a good prerequisite.

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I disagree, since "where the presidential candidates...
Forum: Politics 12-29-2005, 05:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 234
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

Well, maybe, but Kerry supporters will fail their's since even the candidates don't really know where they stand.

BTW, if people are annoyed with the way politics work today (which everyone should...
Forum: Politics 12-29-2005, 04:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 234
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Conditional Suffrage?

Didn't they used to do this in the south? I don't think this is a good idea because of how easily it is to misuse.

Also, being a convict does not prohibit you from voting in many states.
Forum: Politics 12-28-2005, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 40
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Hilarious Canadian Whining

The proper critique/joke about Canada is "Canada? what is that? It's a country? really?....north of Montana!!!! now I know you're kidding."

Not the tasteless joke/critique you made. Let them do...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-23-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

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Political Correctness is just lame people trying to make a point that nobody cares about.

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Ahhh, no, Political Correctness is just a lame way to dismiss someone's point...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-23-2005, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: is there a God?

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I want this thread removed from existence.

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Start by proving that it doesn't exist.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-23-2005, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: probability question (pertaining to SM+P)

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Hume is right; Kant is practical.

[/ QUOTE ] I disagree. Both make sense. We can't know which one, if any, is right.

edit: Oh my, did that statement make me look stupid....
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-23-2005, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: probability question (pertaining to SM+P)

Hume thinks that
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We form habits in our mind that constantly

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and for this reason, ...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-23-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: is there a God?

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this is something that hasnt been discussed enough afaic.
anybody care to try and convince everybody to one side or the other?

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ahhhh, No, I don't care to.

Hasn't been...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-23-2005, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Knowledge Gap

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I think it's a negative correlation for me. The more I learn, the more I realize that I don't know.

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Agreed. Socrates would also agree.

How are you...
Forum: Politics 12-22-2005, 06:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 45
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Civil War arguments

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- there is no response to the total war concept initiated by the North on the South, a modern American military precedent making its way felt all the way to the dropping of the atomic...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-22-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Knowledge Gap

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I think it's a negative correlation for me. The more I learn, the more I realize that I don't know.

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Well... everyone think's it's a negativ correlation for them...
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-22-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6
Posted By peritonlogon
Knowledge Gap

The more I read the other topics fourms the more I am convinced of this statement.

The more intelligent a person is the larger the gap between what that person knows and what he or she thinks he...
Forum: Politics 12-22-2005, 04:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 45
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Civil War arguments

I was serious.... and I still don't know.... was it a joke?
Forum: Politics 12-22-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 45
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Civil War arguments

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Having 600,000 good men killed over perceived unjust wages and "human dignity" is still not justifiable. This is especially in light of the fact that slavery around the world was in its...
Forum: Politics 12-22-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit

I think the "center" has moved further to the "right" than the media outlets.
Forum: Politics 12-22-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 21
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: How would you grade Bush on homeland security?

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What grade would you give the President on homeland security

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F-

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and why?
Forum: Politics 12-22-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 45
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Athenian Democracy circa Pericles\' time

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Do you think everyone born in the United States should have to sign onto the Constitution before it applies to them?

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Sounds good to me.

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Forum: Politics 12-22-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 34
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Is libertarianism at odds with Christianity?

Let's not confuse Jesus with Christianity.
Forum: Politics 12-21-2005, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 28
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Media Coverage of Transit Strike

a massive corporate conspiracy isn't necessary for his point
Forum: Politics 12-21-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 45
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Civil War arguments

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Here is some incriminating evidence as to Lincoln's true motives.

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"My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: The Flynn Effect

the main reason you're objecting to my statement is because the terms are very murky...'abstract problem sloving and symbolic thinking' are not all that different from 'group learning' and 'mass...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: The Flynn Effect

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Accepting the point that people have higher IQ's, arguenda, why does that lead you to a conclusion that there is some "group learning" going on?

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Because one very...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 06:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 56
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: This Ought To Get Some Replies

I should be more clear...I do do a bit of reading on the subject, I put those out as a small example, and rather than stating "the test said I had X" I overstated... "has" sorry... But one of the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6
Posted By peritonlogon
Re: Ethics of spreading false information

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It can definitely be ethical in situations where the general public aren't intelligent enough to correctly interpret the actual information.

If you give them the truth they will act...
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