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by Gurdur
May 25th, 2011, 6:19 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Free will
Replies: 683
Views: 28906

Re: Free will

.... At the same time, though, if we keep reminding ourselves that the self is no more than the totality of everything else, everything that goes on in the brain and in the rest of the body, so that effectively there's nothing left over that isn't part of the self, then it makes less and less sense...
by Gurdur
May 25th, 2011, 5:49 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Free will
Replies: 683
Views: 28906

Re: Free will

Free will doesn't actually exist.. You are only ever free to do what is within your limits to do, or what you are allowed to do.. Rules, laws, physics ect will pretty much guarantee your free will is a pseudo. Bit of a, ah, strawman, yes? And when you use this "Free Will" concept, if you ...
by Gurdur
May 25th, 2011, 5:45 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Free will
Replies: 683
Views: 28906

Re: Free will

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:But we speak. And that makes a world of difference.


Exactly how so?
by Gurdur
May 24th, 2011, 3:38 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Different effects of bad parenting on Personality Disorders
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Different effects of bad parenting on Personality Disorders

Dave B wrote: I hold the view that nature and nurture go hand in hand in our development ... That's both wrong and right. Yes, I can see that one has to be specific in terms of what one calls "environmental" influences, so may I confine them to those influences that the person is subjecte...
by Gurdur
May 23rd, 2011, 10:00 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Different effects of bad parenting on Personality Disorders
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Different effects of bad parenting on Personality Disorders

..... Some of this plays out as triggering mental illness in people who are already susceptible due to the interplay of various genes and physical response, but it is not guaranteed. And so it is the same with all of our functions as an organism, really. Actually, the whole point of the study was t...
by Gurdur
May 23rd, 2011, 9:48 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Different effects of bad parenting on Personality Disorders
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Different effects of bad parenting on Personality Disorders

I didn't review the scholarly article, just your blog post, so maybe I've missed it, but was there a description of the manner of classification of "bad" family vs. "good" family? Yes, please do see the blog post and its links, saves me copying and pasting. The description was i...
by Gurdur
November 9th, 2010, 8:07 am
Forum: John Jones
Topic: Itchy
Replies: 84
Views: 10406

Re: Itchy

wombat cub
by Gurdur
October 30th, 2010, 5:57 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Educating Boys
Replies: 98
Views: 10692

Re: Educating Boys

jaywhat wrote:This is only a very small corner of a huge and complex scenario. It tells little or nothing about the whole picture.


Then perhaps you could describe the whole picture, jaywhat.
by Gurdur
October 29th, 2010, 10:11 pm
Forum: John Jones
Topic: What does Halloween celebrate?
Replies: 55
Views: 6157

Re: What does Halloween celebrate?

Evidence! Photos!
by Gurdur
October 29th, 2010, 6:16 pm
Forum: John Jones
Topic: The Psychological gaze
Replies: 16
Views: 3204

Re: The Psychological gaze

I looked into the abyss Psychological Gaze, and it looked back at me.

Then I fell asleep. But I dreamt of zebras.
by Gurdur
October 29th, 2010, 6:15 pm
Forum: John Jones
Topic: What does Halloween celebrate?
Replies: 55
Views: 6157

Re: What does Halloween celebrate?

I have a close family member who's birthday is November 1st Hey! So do I! What's the chances of that, eh? Well, if you could persuade randomly choose them to go into a room with 365 other randomly chosen close family members, I'd say the chances are about 100%. Actually, your chances are IIRC prett...
by Gurdur
October 29th, 2010, 4:33 am
Forum: John Jones
Topic: The pre-pubescent wonders of science
Replies: 18
Views: 3788

Re: The pre-pubescent wonders of science

Fergus is objectionable. Only science can describe the marvellous bloom of the zebra tree. Most zebras like to be stimulated, but Fergus got arrested for doing that. Are we not all amazed? Are we yet tired of being amazed? Especially at the amount of bail demanded for Fergus.
by Gurdur
October 26th, 2010, 10:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Richard Dawkins forum implodes
Replies: 65
Views: 3181

Re: Richard Dawkins forum implodes

... It was, IMO, naive of RDF not to set up a company of their own to handle merchandise. It is also now clear why it didn't show up in RDF accounts. ... Since they were doing it purportedly to deal with alleged impositions on the British side of the Dawkins charity, the situation is a great deal m...
by Gurdur
October 26th, 2010, 10:05 am
Forum: John Jones
Topic: The pre-pubescent wonders of science
Replies: 18
Views: 3788

Re: The pre-pubescent wonders of science

Eff the effable, leave the ineffable to their own (lack of) devices.
by Gurdur
October 23rd, 2010, 11:29 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Game of Life and God
Replies: 21
Views: 1376

Re: The Game of Life and God

.... My reason for starting this thread is to show to you that the logic used in Game Of Life and indeed the argument to dismiss of that there is a sapience that is responsible for the universe the way it is, is not sound. In deed if you understand why it is not sound you would definitely stop usin...
by Gurdur
October 12th, 2010, 6:08 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Why Think Humanism is a humanist fail.
Replies: 46
Views: 5531

Re: Why Think Humanism is a humanist fail.

Going to cite your OP in a blog post of mine, if you don't mind, Maria, in connection with something else.
by Gurdur
October 12th, 2010, 12:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Stupid scientology
Replies: 21
Views: 1274

Re: Stupid scientology

People should read my blog more. :-p
by Gurdur
October 2nd, 2010, 6:37 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: having a multiple partners
Replies: 39
Views: 2670

Re: having a multiple partners

I'm only here to be handled. Seeing you turned it down.
by Gurdur
October 2nd, 2010, 6:25 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: having a multiple partners
Replies: 39
Views: 2670

Re: having a multiple partners

I think this thread really, really needs my sense of humour. Errr! 'Scuse me Marian! I don't need 'handling'! I'll volunteer to be the one needing the handling! _____ And one thing: again, all human relations are subject to cognitive alteration. Which is another way of saying, you can change the way...
by Gurdur
September 28th, 2010, 4:00 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Hoarders:private or public issue?
Replies: 26
Views: 1715

Re: Hoarders:private or public issue?

Val wrote:Where I use to live in Leeds one of my neighbours who was Asian has this on his van 'You have had the cowboys, now try the Indians.'


I find this brilliantly funny, thanks, Val!

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