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The Worst Part About Religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Mar 12. 38 Replies

So I'm talking with an old friend, we went to a private Jewish school together, and now we are both turning 40, but he still believes in fairy tales. With most people I would keep my mouth shut, but…Continue

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Is there a link between hedonism and monogamy?

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 11:15am 0 Comments

K: Is there a link between hedonism and monogamy?



W: Yes I think there is such a link. As beings designed to experience pleasure/pain, we are also designed to experience them in mostly set and specific ways. There is some natural deviation, but around some core points.



As far as monogamy goes, perhaps the best explanation I heard (though it might need fact checking) was that in primates, genital size is correlated with promiscuity. A gorilla has a relatively small sized… Continue

Bridge to Organicism

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 9:48am 1 Comment

Bridge to Organicism



As we have previously discussed, there is a continuum of objectivity and subjectivity regarding values, with nihilism (nothing at all matters in any absolute or purely objective sense) on one end and hedonism (values are entirely relative and completely dependent on subjective experience) on the other. The entire continuum must be entertained at once to have a comprehensive understanding of values. But it would appear that only the extreme ends of the continuum… Continue

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At 1:49pm on November 16, 2015, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:52pm on November 10, 2015, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

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