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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 23,083
Posted By arthwollipot
More to the point, why are there fewer women in...

More to the point, why are there fewer women in all STEM fields? It's not because they don't want to, it's that the system has for decades been stacked against them. It's not that long ago that women...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By arthwollipot
We had a whole thread about mātauranga Māori...

We had a whole thread about mātauranga Māori (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=355843). And as I argued in that thread, it's a little more nuanced than "Māori creationism...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 23,083
Posted By arthwollipot
Why don't more women become welders?

Why don't more women become welders?
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 222
Posted By arthwollipot
"Well, I'm back," he said. JRR Tolkein, The...

"Well, I'm back," he said.

JRR Tolkein, The Return of the King
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 31,498
Posted By arthwollipot
That about agrees with Kevin Rudd's timetable.

That about agrees with Kevin Rudd's timetable.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 23,083
Posted By arthwollipot
I hope it isn't necessary to define "injustice"...

I hope it isn't necessary to define "injustice" so I assume you're asking why the adjective "systemic" is added to it.

It means that the injustice is built in to the norms of society. It's part of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 23,083
Posted By arthwollipot
Indeed - there is a substantial anti-"woke"...

Indeed - there is a substantial anti-"woke" brigade here in Australia too.

That said, the fact that there are systemic injustices in society does imply that there is a need to address them, so by...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
It's certainly an appropriate description in some...

It's certainly an appropriate description in some cases. Usually they're the ones we hear the most about. Sensible gun carriers don't make the international news.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
I have. On this very forum.

I have. On this very forum.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
Nowhere does a citizen have a duty to stop crime....

Nowhere does a citizen have a duty to stop crime. That doesn't stop someone believing that they do. It's one of the primary reasons people in America get a gun. What if you come across someone raping...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By arthwollipot
Well, the nonsense and the fact that it's...

Well, the nonsense and the fact that it's nonsense have made the mainstream media:

Netflix's Ancient Apocalypse series uses 'racist ideologies' to rewrite Indo-Pacific history, experts say...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 490
Posted By arthwollipot
When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that...

When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.
...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By arthwollipot
Australia's first complete plesiosaur fossil...

Australia's first complete plesiosaur fossil discovered in outback Queensland (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-07/fossil-discovery-queensland-museum-townsville-plesiosaur/101735306)
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts Yesterday, 12:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 490
Posted By arthwollipot
The sky above the port was the color of...

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

William Gibson, Neuromancer
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th December 2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 49,484
Posted By arthwollipot
They're only freezing to death because the...

They're only freezing to death because the Russians bombed the crap out of civilian infrastructure.

And that makes it acceptable now?

You don't capitulate to the aggressor. Russia is in...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th December 2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,587
Posted By arthwollipot
On track for a 11 December splashdown.

On track for a 11 December splashdown.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th December 2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 49,484
Posted By arthwollipot
No. That will never be acceptable to Ukrainians,...

No. That will never be acceptable to Ukrainians, or to the international community. Let them keep territory that they took by force in the first place? No.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th December 2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 49,484
Posted By arthwollipot
Again, you are saying that Ukraine should...

Again, you are saying that Ukraine should completely capitulate to every one of Russia's demands.

Ні, до біса.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th December 2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
If it's not their goal to shoot someone, why do...

If it's not their goal to shoot someone, why do they carry?

I would say that their reason for carrying is so that they can shoot someone if they feel strongly enough that it is warranted. You know...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th December 2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
Weren't they beating him up? With sticks? ...

Weren't they beating him up? With sticks?

ETA: I also doubt that this was what he was thinking. I think he was thinking "hey, this is a chance to use my gun and be a hero!" if he was thinking...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th December 2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
I think that's a fair nuance. They could choose...

I think that's a fair nuance. They could choose not to fire the gun. This guy chose to make shoplifting a capital crime.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th December 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 31,498
Posted By arthwollipot
The Pentagon's report on the Chinese military...

The Pentagon's report on the Chinese military notes an expanding nuclear arsenal – and a sophisticated integration strategy...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th December 2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
My apologies. Let me rephrase. When you have...

My apologies. Let me rephrase.

When you have a gun and a belief that you have a duty to prevent crime, all crimes are capital crimes.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th December 2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 49,484
Posted By arthwollipot
That's the kind of thing that Russia would...

That's the kind of thing that Russia would consider an "existential threat", if you know what I mean.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th December 2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
It is in fact hard to know, since you can't ask...

It is in fact hard to know, since you can't ask the victim what they were doing.

That's exactly what I was thinking of.

When you have a gun, every crime is a capital crime.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 5th December 2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By arthwollipot
On the other hand, there are those who truly...

On the other hand, there are those who truly believe that blurry images and vague speculations are evidence.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 4th December 2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By arthwollipot
I didn't mean to imply that he's not serious....

I didn't mean to imply that he's not serious. It's just that he doesn't care whether what he says can be demonstrated to be objectively true or not. Objective truth means nothing to him.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 4th December 2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By arthwollipot
Especially since bull **** is specifically...

Especially since bull **** is specifically defined in the scientific literature (and I once proposed that the word be removed from the autocensor on that basis - the proposal was rejected...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th December 2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
Weren't the fair maidens violently assaulting...

Weren't the fair maidens violently assaulting him? With sticks?

Why didn't the guy shoot them?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th December 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
Which is exactly the problem with the whole idea...

Which is exactly the problem with the whole idea of preventing crime by arming citizens. Every crime receives equal punishment - death. It puts into the hands of the armed citizens the calculus "does...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th December 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 2,808
Posted By arthwollipot
They certainly are, but it doesn't follow that...

They certainly are, but it doesn't follow that all evangelicals are Pentecostal.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 4th December 2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 102,780
Posted By arthwollipot
Yeah, those that prioritise call time suck.

Yeah, those that prioritise call time suck.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th December 2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
Why do you need a reason to not shoot someone?

Why do you need a reason to not shoot someone?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th December 2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 49,484
Posted By arthwollipot
First half of November, including the liberation...

First half of November, including the liberation of Kherson (Kings and Generals, 31:22):

sYr5mTNljN8
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,795
Posted By arthwollipot
Anglican bishops are literally an integral part...

Anglican bishops are literally an integral part of the British parliament.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st December 2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 57,004
Posted By arthwollipot
Cool, thanks.

Cool, thanks.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 54,823
Posted By arthwollipot
So much for "free speech absolutism".

So much for "free speech absolutism".
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,346
Posted By arthwollipot
Where I live, only uniformed law enforcement...

Where I live, only uniformed law enforcement officers carry a gun in public.

I remember a school visit when I was quite young. We kids asked if we could see his gun, and he said "No. The gun...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 1st December 2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 337,198
Posted By arthwollipot
Whose name you keep dragging through the mud in...

Whose name you keep dragging through the mud in an attempt to score points, yes.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st December 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 57,004
Posted By arthwollipot
I don't know what that means.

I don't know what that means.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 1st December 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By arthwollipot
I assume so.

I assume so.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 1st December 2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 337,198
Posted By arthwollipot
I repudiate that answer and refuse to participate...

I repudiate that answer and refuse to participate in any further so-called "tests" until you start following proper scientific procedure.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 54,823
Posted By arthwollipot
I'm not seeing any sniveling and/or squealing....

I'm not seeing any sniveling and/or squealing. I'm seeing people point out massive hypocrisy, but no sniveling and/or squealing.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st December 2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 11,806
Posted By arthwollipot
This has happened. Chief Minister Andrew Barr has...

This has happened. Chief Minister Andrew Barr has indicated that we will be legalising euthanasia early in the new year.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,983
Posted By arthwollipot
Because Freedom! I guess.

Because Freedom! I guess.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st December 2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 49,484
Posted By arthwollipot
There are reports that the Ukrainians are using...

There are reports that the Ukrainians are using diesel locomotives to move military supplies about.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th November 2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 3,527
Posted By arthwollipot
I should have looked at this thread before the...

I should have looked at this thread before the other one, and will therefore repeat here what I said there.

Even if there is no free will, even if everything is strictly determined, it makes sense...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th November 2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,983
Posted By arthwollipot
Teaching and learning the correct way to use them...

Teaching and learning the correct way to use them is not difficult.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 30th November 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 729
Posted By arthwollipot
It's important to remember that no matter how...

It's important to remember that no matter how good your spam filter is, some spam is going to get through. There is an ongoing arms race between spammers and security programmers. It's one reason why...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th November 2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 11,806
Posted By arthwollipot
I look forward to the day when the duopoly is a...

I look forward to the day when the duopoly is a Labor/Teal coalition vs the Greens.
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