The hacker that got the DNC server is getting ready to put a bunch of stuff on Wikileaks. A few documents were posted as teasers.Security consultant Cloudstrike recent announced they were called in…Continue
I put this in science, but it's also kind of political.For the past 4 months or so an anonymous Twitter account (Real_PeerReview) featured links actual papers in the social "sciences". The postings…Continue
"People do not realize how MUCH of their lives, their jobs, their cost of living, their food, medicine, science etc is driven by energy. The switch over from animal power to machine power wasn't just an incremental change, it changed…"
"Good article. While he dismisses the Reformation as a major contributor to secularism, I would argue that Wycliffe (and later people like Luther) turned European religion upside down, translating the Bible into common tongue (often illegally)…"
"Funny because religious people often say that atheists 'feel they can do anything they want' because we have no fear of hell or fear that God is watching.
People can be ethical, people can be criminal whether they are religious or atheists."
"I'm surely not a defender of cops but I'm also skeptical of the stories that insist that these things happen entirely because of race.
--"Crucial quotes, from Peter Rosenberg excoriating a police officer on the phone who refused to…"
"I think this sweeps too many broad generalizations. It's not fair to make too many assumptions about people's motivations:
1) Most do not ignore all science, A good many Christians accept evolution. There are Christians (even creationist…"
"Much of what we consider subconscious (or instinctive) is quite likely our older 'animal' brain doing much of the work for us. Logical thinking was a powerful tool, but slow, and inaccurate in times of limited information.
"There are superficial similarities, though as atheists frequently need to point out (when people claim atheism is religion), the definition of religion generally requires some form of supernatural belief which is not part of nationalism. I hate to…"
"Jonathan Haidt discusses the fact that basic human nature has these values, and they tend to be tuned differently in different people. But certainly all have their place; without a sense of loyalty and some reasonable sense of authority society…"
"definitely. It's a matter of being as honest with her as you would want her to be with you.
It may not be a disaster. But it will provide a time for both of you to discuss one another's feelings, and understand ones own feelings. The…"
"Rationality sufficed for me until, during four years (1972-76) in Arizona politics, the published economic rationalizations for the Central Arizona Project failed to explain the behavior of Arizona's political leaders.
Emotionality (the fear of…"
"We simply rely on what survives from what is written.
Reliance on what is written, I read decades ago, was the method of Scholasticism (Aquinas et al)
Did a reliance on writing lead Deconstructionists (Derrida, principally) to value speech over…"
"Truth may be socially constructed but real truth will exist in a separate way without being tied to any culture. Rationality is best studied as we look backwards in time because we have no other view, but we can assign things to culture only in so…"
"It is the postmodernist viewpoint, namely, that all metanarratives are socially constructed attempts to gain power and legitimacy over others. In particular the metanarrative of modernism—that Enlightenment rationality and the progress of…"
"In that respect white people (basically caucasion) have taken over Christianity as well. For centuries we have heard that the Jews killed Christ. This is a philosophically religious remark that came out of ignorance in admitting that Jesus was a Jew…"
Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.
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