"Minecraft is essentially virtual Legos, right? I don't see a problem in encouraging creativity. Ultima IV came out in '85, and while there are free copies you can download online, you may have trouble getting him to play…"
"I think it doesn't much matter. Either they don't know what the term means and you have a communication failure, or they do understand and thus attribute all the same traits to it that they associate with synonymous terms. …"
"You know, all this talk of Compassion, Valour, Honour, and such reminds me of the Ultima series. I really think that contemplation of the virtue system from 'Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar' in my formative years had a big impact on…"
"Though they may often be confused, there is certainly a difference between chivalry and chauvinism. The former considers honour as a measure of one's own behaviour, while the latter mistakes honour for a measure of the opinions of…"
"I find it useful to remind myself that most dichotomies are false ones. The various dimensions of a person's sexual orientation lie along spectra, making the rainbow an appropriate symbol for anyone that's atypical, or for anyone…"
"I've generally considered the biological aspect of the emotion to be 'empathy', but the exercise or practise thereof to be 'compassion'. I guess it's a personal connotational difference. Anyway... I've…"
"For me, the main thing I 'miss' about there being no afterlife is that there are just so many things I will never get to know. If I had an eternity of consciousness, I'd spend it exploring the universe. I'll go with…"
"One of the hosts of the Reasonable Doubts podcast is a psychologist, and he mentioned some findings that indicate that's more of a universal bias. Most people attribute their own beliefs and actions to reason, while attributing those of…"
"It's the people, not the label they use. 'Brights' are only unified by one thing - a naturalistic worldview - just as atheists are only unified by one thing - the rejection of belief in god(s). Not all are going to be very…"
"We travel the world, keeping gene flow pretty continuous, and we take care of our sick and disabled. We've largely removed ourselves from the filter known as "natural selection". Any biological evolution we do from this…"
"Imagine you have a kid, and you take a photo of them every day of their life from birth to adulthood. If you shuffled the photos and had not labelled them, could you get them in the exact correct order again? Which picture shows the day…"
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