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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,418
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 Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,418
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 Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,252
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 Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,252
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 Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 2,773
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 Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 102,506
Posted By arthwollipot
Yeah, those that prioritise call time suck.

Yeah, those that prioritise call time suck.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,252
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 Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 46,790
Posted By arthwollipot
First half of November, including the liberation...

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

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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,559
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: 1,818
Views: 56,474
Posted By arthwollipot
Cool, thanks.

Cool, thanks.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 53,664
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: 136
Views: 2,252
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: 337,024
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: 1,818
Views: 56,474
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: 38
Views: 1,418
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: 337,024
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: 1,723
Views: 53,664
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: 11,741
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: 121
Views: 1,894
Posted By arthwollipot
Because Freedom! I guess.

Because Freedom! I guess.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st December 2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 46,790
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: 233
Views: 2,721
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: 121
Views: 1,894
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: 712
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: 11,741
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.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 30th November 2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,418
Posted By arthwollipot
He used to be a journalist before discovering the...

He used to be a journalist before discovering the cash cow that is pseudoarchaeology.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 30th November 2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,418
Posted By arthwollipot
Pro Pecunia!

Pro Pecunia!
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th November 2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 754
Posted By arthwollipot
I will reply to this question the same way I...

I will reply to this question the same way I always reply to questions about free will. Even if free will is a myth, even if everything really is predestined, it makes sense to behave in all ways as...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th November 2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,252
Posted By arthwollipot
Welcome to Australia. Except here it's not "odd"...

Welcome to Australia. Except here it's not "odd" to hear such tales, it's "******* lunacy".

Exactly. I have a friend who was recently involved in an altercation with a shoplifter, which was caused...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th November 2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,057
Posted By arthwollipot
In discussions like this it's important to...

In discussions like this it's important to remember that psychosis has a strict definition. It's an inability to distinguish between what is real and what is not, so things that are only imagined...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th November 2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 11,741
Posted By arthwollipot
I'd be okay with that.

I'd be okay with that.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th November 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,347
Posted By arthwollipot
Wow.

Wow.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th November 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 2,773
Posted By arthwollipot
Like I said, the fact that you don't think you're...

Like I said, the fact that you don't think you're doing it doesn't mean that you're not doing it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th November 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 16,293
Posted By arthwollipot
The answer to that is that incarcerated criminals...

The answer to that is that incarcerated criminals are entitled to the same basic human rights as everyone else and should never be treated like an unloved pet or subject to torture.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th November 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 31,090
Posted By arthwollipot
Please don't interpret an acknowledgement of the...

Please don't interpret an acknowledgement of the country's success as a nation as a statement of support or endorsement, or any indication of me "liking" anything about the current Chinese...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th November 2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 53,664
Posted By arthwollipot
That's true.

That's true.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th November 2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 53,664
Posted By arthwollipot
I didn't find it particularly funny, as in...

I didn't find it particularly funny, as in laugh-out-loud funny. It was certainly whimsical, and I'm all for whimsy.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th November 2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 214,616
Posted By arthwollipot
He'll fit it in somehow. So will Bubba....

He'll fit it in somehow.

So will Bubba. Ba-dum tish!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th November 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,885
Posted By arthwollipot
source...

source...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th November 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 214,616
Posted By arthwollipot
I do not. I think he will shout and whine about...

I do not. I think he will shout and whine about the injustice of it all.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th November 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 214,616
Posted By arthwollipot
And yet the recidivism rate in the US, arguably...

And yet the recidivism rate in the US, arguably one of the most punitive of developed nation's justice systems, is massive.

Someone not being punished and not learning is not a demonstration that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th November 2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,807
Posted By arthwollipot
Smackdown!

Smackdown!
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th November 2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 214,616
Posted By arthwollipot
What? No it doesn't. Where on earth did you get...

What? No it doesn't. Where on earth did you get that idea?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th November 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 11,741
Posted By arthwollipot
The good news just keeps coming today. ...

The good news just keeps coming today.



Source...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 24th November 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 102,506
Posted By arthwollipot
Well, like I said, one of the reasons I like...

Well, like I said, one of the reasons I like working where I do is that we do find the balance between meeting KPIs and actual good customer service. I am proud of the service that I can provide and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th November 2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 11,741
Posted By arthwollipot
The Report of the Inquiry into the Appointment of...

The Report of the Inquiry into the Appointment of the Former Prime Minister to Administer Multiple Departments (https://www.ministriesinquiry.gov.au/publications/report-inquiry) has been released.
...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 24th November 2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 2,773
Posted By arthwollipot
I think it's likely that you're following the...

I think it's likely that you're following the formula subconsciously, without even realising that you're doing it.

You're extolling the virtues of your religion, which implies without clearly...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th November 2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 26,615
Posted By arthwollipot
Andrews certainly has his problems, but he did...

Andrews certainly has his problems, but he did successfully navigate his state through a pandemic, despite the fact that he was knocked out of it for a while because he literally broke his back in a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th November 2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 46,790
Posted By arthwollipot
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th November 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,885
Posted By arthwollipot
Indeed, though they actually have two currently...

Indeed, though they actually have two currently sitting senators - Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts. As Norman said, the company you keep.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th November 2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 53,664
Posted By arthwollipot
Yes, you'd need to be following Elon in order to...

Yes, you'd need to be following Elon in order to see the poll.
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