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by brimstoneSalad
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: An Open Letter to Mr. Thom Hartmann (Meandering Essay)
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: An Open Letter to Mr. Thom Hartmann (Meandering Essay)

Not sure what the clips say. Maybe you should make this a video? He probably doesn't understand EROEI. As long as the energy returned is MORE than the energy invested to get it, you have net positive energy. You can use nuclear to refine fuel for nuclear plants, that's not some kind of impossible ci...
by brimstoneSalad
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: YouTuber CosmicSkeptic - Objective Morality
Replies: 35
Views: 1206

Re: YouTuber CosmicSkeptic - Objective Morality

He's a relatively busy guy, so I do not think he will join the forum, however, if you'd like to get in touch with him you can join his server and DM him. Rem is always happy to engage in discussion so you can speak to him there. His server is a philosophical oriented server. Thanks, can you get me ...
by brimstoneSalad
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Veganism and "Survivor"
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: Veganism and "Survivor"

I'm pretty sure corym is a spammer, the post contained a very tiny hidden link. the voluntary nature of applying to be on a TV show seems like it would counteract that justification. What do you think? Is the behavior regarding food on Survivor ethically justifiable, or is it just more cruelty? tota...
by brimstoneSalad
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: IQ differences between racial groups
Replies: 10
Views: 128

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. Do you mean differences in test results or difference between tests, because the interracial test results are enormous? Differences in test results. Flynn effect is something...
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: 3
Views: 68

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: 10
Views: 128

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: 466

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: 322

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: 35
Views: 1206

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: 103

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...