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by brimstoneSalad
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduction Post
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Introduction Post

Welcome pnw, I hope you like it here! Don't hesitate to start new threads with questions. We're happy to help.
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 44
Views: 3903

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

I must admit I don't understand the argument you are making. If the behavior of fish can be fully simulated by a robot, Didn't say it can be fully simulated, but pain can be. Robots are more at insect level. that would strongly suggest fish aren't conscious (and therefore capable of actually feelin...
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 22
Views: 2251

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

Because I've lived near Vukovar all my life. Am I then not qualified to have my opinion about recent history of Vukovar? No. Maybe if you were 80 years old and lived IN Vukovar all of your life, and thus would have witnessed as an adult what happened. Teo, I know you don't understand this but you'r...
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: My Libertarian Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: My Libertarian Experience

Wait, what's this thread and is it the same as the other?
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 27
Views: 2075

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

Are you trying to make the point that altruism is always ineffective? No, I am saying that, given what I know, it seems that it is innefective or even counter-productive most of the time, and that it is therefore immoral. Sometimes it accidentally has good consequences, but that doesn't exactly jus...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 27
Views: 2075

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

I guess I got some bad information then? I met like 3 Randroids in my life, and they all have said that altruism is in an of itself bad. Either I just made a mistake in mixing that in with their Randian beliefs, or they got Ayn Rand wrong. They believe that altruism as a moral system is wrong, but ...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 27
Views: 2075

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

Not quite Red , Randroids believe that spending your own money on whatever you want to spend it on is morally neutral. They don't care about people giving to charities, or donating money to a puppy torture factory; it's all the same to them. What they consider evil is the government taking your mone...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 44
Views: 3903

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

What is clear is that pain is by orders of magnitude more complicated than, for instance, sight (since sight is explained to such a degree that we can make visual prostheses). Teo, you just keep saying dumber things. Visual prostheses are simply stimulating the nerves, they are not beaming visual i...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 22
Views: 2251

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

Well, I suppose most historians believe without evidence that the Massacre of Vukovar happened, just like I used to believe that until I actually thought about it. A creationist would claim the same thing about evolutionary biologists. What makes you think you even know enough to claim they believe...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 44
Views: 3903

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

Why do you think that's the case? There is clearly a bias to anthropomorphise animal behavior, to not go after the simplest explanation for animal behavior, but to go after an explanation that would make animals look more like humans. It's a mistake to assume pain is not the simplest explanation fo...