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by Lay Vegan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 43
Views: 4006

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

@Red Thanks, will give it a listen.
by Lay Vegan
Fri May 24, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Rationality Rules is wrong (sort of). Thoughts on TransGate
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Rationality Rules is wrong (sort of). Thoughts on TransGate

About your first point, can we really completely discern man and woman purely by their blood testosterone levels? No. In regard to athletic performance however, circulating testosterone and hemoglobin levels largely account for the dichotomy between the sexes. There are other variables of course; s...
by Lay Vegan
Thu May 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Rationality Rules is wrong (sort of). Thoughts on TransGate
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Rationality Rules is wrong (sort of). Thoughts on TransGate

Many of you familiar with the skepto-sphere on YouTube may have been following the recent debacle regarding Rationality Rules. To summarize, on March 29, RR uploaded a video to YouTube outlining his argument against the proposition that trans athletes should be allowed to compete with biological wom...
by Lay Vegan
Thu May 23, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 43
Views: 4006

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

I think he did pretty well for the most part. His weaker parts were when he was responding to questions and such, and made appeals to authority (not that he was wrong; to a rational, scientifically literate person, it can be a very compelling case to make in regards to a hard science like this), bu...
by Lay Vegan
Thu May 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 43
Views: 4006

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

Lay Vegan Did you listen to the debate yet? The comments on the video are making me lose faith in humanity. It was pure cancer :D I expected Idso to use the classic “well, this study revealed C02 levels rose 200 to 1000 years after the rise in global temperature, so C02 must not be correlated with ...
by Lay Vegan
Thu May 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 43
Views: 4006

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

NonZeroSum Thanks. It seems that "left-market anarchism" is distinct from anarcho-capitalism in that LMA’s would reject implementing unfettered free markets, correct? Since capitalism is ultimately about the distribution of goods and services through the markets to generate profit, inequality seems...
by Lay Vegan
Mon May 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 43
Views: 4006

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

PhilRisk Thanks for sharing that article! Great read. Smith’s views do seem to be in slight opposition with modern libertarians. But he does not say that the enforcement of justice is the sole job of government. The third of the tasks he gives to government in WN consists in “maintaining and erecti...
by Lay Vegan
Thu May 02, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 33
Views: 3361

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

Friends of mine made a donation to La fondation patrimoine to help with the rebuild of Notre Dame.They are a charity and as such the donation is tax deductible by 66%. So the french authorities overall only get a third of the amount net. Seems a bit daft It’s also daft because everyday French citiz...
by Lay Vegan
Thu May 02, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Why is it unethical to use leather derived from animals who are not killed for leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: Why is it unethical to use leather derived from animals who are not killed for leather?

A key question here would be whether the meat industry gets money for leather, or whether it gives it away. If the meat industry gets NO money at all for the leather, then it is fair to say that using the leather doesn't cause suffering directly (except a little bit in the type of way Jebus mention...
by Lay Vegan
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Democracy - Does it have a chance?
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Democracy - Does it have a chance?

I mean a system in which the percentage of politicians that are elected representing particular political parties is roughly the same as the percentage of the vote that those political parties got in the election. I wouldn’t be against that (I am not a proponent of the electoral college as is). Tho...