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by brimstoneSalad
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Is It Unethical to Take Money from Immoral Organizations
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Is It Unethical to Take Money from Immoral Organizations

If you're confident that you're ripping that immoral company off and they're not getting a good value (or they'd get a better value elsewhere if you refused and they kept shopping) it could be ethically sound. The trouble is that you're biased in favor of making a profit yourself. Consider #3 in you...
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: IQ differences between racial groups
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: IQ differences between racial groups

Since differences in testing tend to be in the range of the Flynn effect, it's pretty much impossible to claim it's genetic. There are also known confounding variables in environment like nutrition and heavy metal exposure, and we are learning about more all the time (like the effect of viruses pren...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Who is this freak?
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Who is this freak?

But as far as the position advanced is concerned, I'm enough of a believer in science that I am not worried about her tearing it down, lol. I'm not worried about science, more that these notions could lead marginalized people AWAY from pursuing science in favor of pursuing voodoo etc. as their cult...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Triglycerides; lowering them in a non-Vegan
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Triglycerides; lowering them in a non-Vegan

More deception and strawmanning. And your claim about saturated fat being "one of the only lifestyle factors under our control" isn't accurate. There are number lifestyle factors that impact your cholesterol levels, for example, your level of physical activity, your weight, your refined carbohydrate...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: YouTuber CosmicSkeptic - Objective Morality
Replies: 33
Views: 1165

Re: YouTuber CosmicSkeptic - Objective Morality

@Frank Quasar Yes, that's a pretty common retort to certain claims of knowledge that knowledge is impossible.

Any way to invite him to the forum?
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Killing Insentient Humans?
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Killing Insentient Humans?

It would depend in part on what the person wanted before losing sentience. Kinda like how destroying an extremely expensive car would have detriment consequences to the owner because it violates what his interests are, if that makes any sense. There's more than that in terms of interests. What about...
by brimstoneSalad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: List of Fallacies to Avoid in Debates
Replies: 38
Views: 10254

Re: List of Fallacies to Avoid in Debates

Aniket123456 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:40 am
Okay test reply
What are you testing?
by brimstoneSalad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Who is this freak?
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Who is this freak?

It seems to imply that after reading the article one might realize the flaws of intersectional thinking and intersectional activism. It's more advocating a take of "intersectionality lite" in which we try to avoid impeding other social movements, whether due to sympathy or just bad optics. There's ...
by brimstoneSalad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Triglycerides; lowering them in a non-Vegan
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Triglycerides; lowering them in a non-Vegan

That's just completely untrue. While it depends on the type of saturated fat (like the lauric acid in coconut isn't as bad), it's a major contributor, and unlike genetics it's one of the only ones you can do much about. Firstly what I said is accurate, the research on saturated fat doesn't show dra...
by brimstoneSalad
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: High LDL cholesterol despite plant based diet
Replies: 17
Views: 347

Re: High LDL cholesterol despite plant based diet

OK thanks. Please check this list and let me know if anything is missing (or if anything on the list is unnecessary). Avoid saturated fats Ask physician about thyroid function Do a genetic cholesterol test Take statins Do hormonal replacement theory (if estrogen levels have changed dramatically) Ch...