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Forum: Nothingland 08-29-2020, 08:39 PM
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Posted By Squawk
I think I could just about manage this run.

I think I could just about manage this run.
Forum: Philosophy 08-29-2020, 08:11 PM
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Views: 2,933
Posted By Squawk
The fact that we have a mental life and are...

The fact that we have a mental life and are capable of conceptual thought, including suicide, does not I believe rule out determinism per se. As well as responding to and acting upon environmental...
Forum: Philosophy 08-26-2020, 02:33 PM
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Views: 2,933
Posted By Squawk
I no longer subscribe to Christian mythology.

I no longer subscribe to Christian mythology.
Forum: Philosophy 08-25-2020, 11:29 PM
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Posted By Squawk
I can't really see how anything you've said is an...

I can't really see how anything you've said is an argument against determinism. Whether I believe myself to be a determinist or not does not in my view change the fact of the matter. I like to think...
Forum: Philosophy 08-25-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,933
Posted By Squawk
I don't personally believe this conversation is...

I don't personally believe this conversation is meaningless, but I suppose I would never have had it if I hadn't spoken to my friend about it. There is a causal chain which links back to that prior...
Forum: Philosophy 08-25-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,933
Posted By Squawk
I'm afraid I don't really know Flint, and I've...

I'm afraid I don't really know Flint, and I've certainly never met him IRL. I take it he's a Determinist then...?
Forum: Philosophy 08-25-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,933
Posted By Squawk
Determinism vs Free Will

I was discussing this with a friend the other day. His point was that the brain is governed by physical laws which determine sequences of physical events in the brain. Mental thoughts ride in tandem...
Forum: Nothingland 08-22-2020, 03:02 PM
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Views: 533,192
Posted By Squawk
I amused myself by creating this one just now.

I amused myself by creating this one just now.
Forum: Nothingland 08-21-2020, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Squawk
Who wouldn't be? ;)

Who wouldn't be? ;)
Forum: Nothingland 08-19-2020, 01:17 AM
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Views: 1,380
Posted By Squawk
z. How many tabs do you have open on your main...

z. How many tabs do you have open on your main browser right now?

18.

l. What was the last thing that touched your lips?

Coffee.

b. What's the scariest disease you ever contracted?
Forum: Philosophy 08-18-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By Squawk
Well I did hear that Sir Isaac Newton was a nasty...

Well I did hear that Sir Isaac Newton was a nasty character. And surely Elon Musk is an asshole by anyone's standards. He accused the diver who rescued the kids in the cave in Thailand of being a...
Forum: Nothingland 08-18-2020, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Squawk
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Forum: Philosophy 07-30-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,263
Posted By Squawk
I must admit I have hated successive Tory...

I must admit I have hated successive Tory governments here in the UK, and continue to do so.

But I like the quote from the comic strip Pogo:

'We have met the enemy and he is us'

We have a...
Forum: Home Base 04-06-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6,071
Views: 5,729,688
Posted By Squawk
There are winners and losers in life. The...

There are winners and losers in life.

The losers stay at home, watch tv, and eat pizza.

The winners... wait.
Forum: Home Base 04-06-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Squawk
I feel dizzy.

I feel dizzy.
Forum: Nothingland 03-29-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By Squawk
Wow. I'm glad you enjoyed those times. Not my bag...

Wow. I'm glad you enjoyed those times. Not my bag personally, but obviously it worked for you. I haven't played computer games since the Nineties. I used to spend hours on them, and I remember...
Forum: Home Base 03-28-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6,071
Views: 5,729,688
Posted By Squawk
Haha yes lasagne could work. You'd have to...

Haha yes lasagne could work. You'd have to pre-soak it of course.
Forum: Cellar Meta 03-28-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,691
Posted By Squawk
Thanks for the advice. I will try not to be a...

Thanks for the advice. I will try not to be a dick.
Forum: Nothingland 03-27-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By Squawk
Time Online

Do you ever spend, say 23 hours or more per day online? I gotta cut that out.

Seriously though, I do spend many hours of my free time online, much of it on social media. I think I need to wean...
Forum: Cellar Meta 03-26-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,691
Posted By Squawk
Hehe glad to hear it. Hopefully the rest of the...

Hehe glad to hear it. Hopefully the rest of the interwebs will follow suite in the fullness of time.

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Forum: Home Base 03-26-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6,071
Views: 5,729,688
Posted By Squawk
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Forum: Cellar Meta 03-25-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,691
Posted By Squawk
Philosophy of this forum?

I was wondering how regulars and old hands would define the philosophy of this forum? People seem pretty kind to others which is very nice, not much in the way of arguments and nastiness which is so...
Forum: Home Base 03-24-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By Squawk
Yes, when you look at Trump and (Boris) Johnson I...

Yes, when you look at Trump and (Boris) Johnson I see your point. We had John Major back in the Nineties who must count as an introvert. Also there was Ed Miliband who led the Labour party recently,...
Forum: Home Base 03-24-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By Squawk
I thought this might have been a joke thread -...

I thought this might have been a joke thread - did you hear the one about the quorum of introverts? ;)

I suppose the extroverts will find it the hardest in this situation. I'm an introvert, but I...
Forum: Home Base 03-24-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6,071
Views: 5,729,688
Posted By Squawk
We used to have an anarchist newsletter here...

We used to have an anarchist newsletter here which had a regular feature called 'Crap Arrest Of The Week'.

I think this story would have fitted in quite nicely.
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