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by brimstoneSalad
Thu May 24, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: The Argument from Companion Animals
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: The Argument from Companion Animals

I was thinking that its logical from might work just as well for presenting the "argument from companion animals." I see what you mean, yes, I think it would. And I definitely think that can be a great argument for pet lovers who don't see farmed animals as having any significant moral value. My co...
by brimstoneSalad
Thu May 24, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Adventures in trying to convert a cattle ranch
Replies: 26
Views: 1313

Re: Adventures in trying to convert a cattle ranch

Dsalles I think people mostly do it because it's what they've known? People getting into it is odd. But it is lazier than something like tomatoes, both physically and intellectually. Growing vegetables, you have to do it smart so you get a good yield. For cattle, it seems people mostly just rely on...
by brimstoneSalad
Thu May 24, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: What’s the most effective way to debunk moral relativism / subjectivism?
Replies: 25
Views: 373

Re: What’s the most effective way to debunk moral relativism / subjectivism?

brimstoneSalad Can you explain minimal realism? Minimal realism holds that the semantic thesis is true (that when people talk about/use the word "morality" they're typically intending to make factual statements, rather than just say "I don't like this") and in addition to that, that some of those s...
by brimstoneSalad
Thu May 24, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Great comments on new #namethetrait video
Replies: 371
Views: 21397

Re: Great comments on new #namethetrait video

Do you think we should have a quick discussion of it - in addition to NTT 2.0 - in the NTT wiki? I think that would be good. Keeping both in the NTT wiki makes sense (I don't know which one is better), maybe comparing them and mentioning pros and cons of each. It might make sense to shorten the exp...
by brimstoneSalad
Wed May 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Great comments on new #namethetrait video
Replies: 371
Views: 21397

Re: Great comments on new #namethetrait video

Do you think we should have a wiki entry on this "name / justify the difference" argument and / or suggest it as another helpful way of making the original NTT argument valid? Based on what you said, yes, I think we should. Maybe it should be called "Name The Justification" to conserve the conventi...
by brimstoneSalad
Wed May 23, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Law of excluded middle
Replies: 124
Views: 2263

Re: Law of excluded middle

@mkm Was that so hard? That's all you needed to do not to be in violation of forum rules.

I'm pretty busy so it may take me a while to respond, but so long as you understand what was at issue (you violating forum rules), that's fine for now.
by brimstoneSalad
Wed May 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Sam Harris and Ben Shapiro Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 1373

Re: Sam Harris and Ben Shapiro Debate

Shapiro on veganism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TuukUCXS5o No doubt he is charismatic, but I suspect that was just open minded lip service because he was on the spot. If he's actually reduced and is working on eliminating meat consumption now I'd be astonished, and my opinion of him would cha...
by brimstoneSalad
Wed May 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Great comments on new #namethetrait video
Replies: 371
Views: 21397

Re: Great comments on new #namethetrait video

@Margaret Hayek That phrasing (with justification) really seems to read better. I wonder if Isaac or his fans would be more open to is as Albus suggested.

Is this an improvement in terms of proofing?
by brimstoneSalad
Tue May 22, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Great comments on new #namethetrait video
Replies: 371
Views: 21397

Re: Great comments on new #namethetrait video

Albus on Seitainism had some comments on replying to NTT, Margaret Hayek DrSinger I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. "You're saying that it's okay to kill cows for food, but not kill humans for food. Cows and humans are different. So what is your reason/justification for that difference of trea...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon May 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Law of excluded middle
Replies: 124
Views: 2263

Re: Law of excluded middle

brimstoneSalad I guess that's the risk of arguing with admin/moderator. Nope, that applies to any user. I upped the ante and posted a credible link of a physics professor explaining why MWI is preferred by Occam's razor since you either did not understand or did not accept my explanations. It was b...