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Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 156,165
Posted By Foster Zygote
"It's not working! The Donald had two buckets of...

"It's not working! The Donald had two buckets of KFC last night!!!"
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd June 2022, 04:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,422
Posted By Foster Zygote
Other: JFK Jr.

Other: JFK Jr.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 17th June 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,610
Posted By Foster Zygote
Does he also admire Trump's trim, muscular...

Does he also admire Trump's trim, muscular physique?
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 13th June 2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 238,684
Posted By Foster Zygote
How about you show us some population statistics...

How about you show us some population statistics for the counties that Biden won vs. the populations that Obama won? As of April 2020, the populations of L.A. and Cook counties was a combined...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
No thanks. We've seen enough. Again, it's...

No thanks. We've seen enough.

Again, it's not that people are arguing that weapons are good. People are arguing that your "solution" is simple-minded and impossible. It's like saying, "they should...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th June 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,737
Posted By Foster Zygote
Let me stop you right there. Perhaps if you read...

Let me stop you right there. Perhaps if you read my previous post without an eye toward finding a "gotcha!" moment, you'll notice that I clearly stated that the lack of belief in gods doesn't...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th June 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,737
Posted By Foster Zygote
No, I'm not. You just don't like the answer. ...

No, I'm not. You just don't like the answer.

What are these “many reasons” that you just claimed?[/QUOTE]
Gee, you want me to name all of them?

A few examples are:

Someone could have grown...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th June 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,737
Posted By Foster Zygote
Ask the individual. There are many reasons why...

Ask the individual. There are many reasons why someone might lack belief in gods.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th June 2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,737
Posted By Foster Zygote
No, it just says that someone has no positive...

No, it just says that someone has no positive belief in gods. The majority of surviving god conceptualizations are unfalsifiable - we can't prove they don't exist. You can say that God lives in a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd June 2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,737
Posted By Foster Zygote
Here's what I just posted in response to his...

Here's what I just posted in response to his summation of what he sees as the options atheists are faced with.

Option 1: No, atheists don't have to wave "bye, bye" to the possibility that atheism...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd June 2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,737
Posted By Foster Zygote
Atheism Dumb Cuz Reasons

I came across this video after watching a debunk of one of his other videos.

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I don't know what's more inspiring of dummy spitting, the sheer stupidity of his argument, or the smug...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,295
Posted By Foster Zygote
Yes. Because, like churches, schools are...

Yes. Because, like churches, schools are presented as safe places for our children. Did you even read beyond the first sentence of the post you quote next?


I realize that your argumentative...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,295
Posted By Foster Zygote
Yes, because churches sell themselves as...

Yes, because churches sell themselves as institutions of moral righteousness and wholesome family values. That doesn't mean that they're the only organizations whose abuse of trust should outrage us....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,295
Posted By Foster Zygote
The police, I get. But are you seriously going to...

The police, I get. But are you seriously going to argue that the Southern Baptists are no different from the entertainment industry in the context of this discussion? You think that people should be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th May 2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,295
Posted By Foster Zygote
There are hundreds of camps for "at risk teens"...

There are hundreds of camps for "at risk teens" in the U.S. that require no licensing or oversight at all, let alone certification for staff members.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th May 2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,295
Posted By Foster Zygote
I remember when Tibetan Buddhism was all the rage...

I remember when Tibetan Buddhism was all the rage among Western celebrities, and was being talked about in general. As a history major, I started reading up on the history of Tibet. My less...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th May 2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,295
Posted By Foster Zygote
Who said they were surprised? The issue here...

Who said they were surprised?

The issue here isn't that there are people within the Southern Baptist clergy who would commit sexual assault. Go to any large sporting event and you can bet that at...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th May 2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By Foster Zygote
Can you point to any other 16th Century sources...

Can you point to any other 16th Century sources referring to solar eclipses as "the labor of the sun"?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th May 2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By Foster Zygote
About 0.6%, which is actually pretty high. If...

About 0.6%, which is actually pretty high. If every time someone rode in a car they had a 0.6% chance.of dying, automobiles would be considered insanely dangerous and would be outlawed.



There...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th May 2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By Foster Zygote
The eclipse on May 18, 1920 was partial - the one...

The eclipse on May 18, 1920 was partial - the one on April 8, 2005 was total. But big deal. There were 228 partial, annular or total eclipses in the 20th Century, so it's an interesting coincidence,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
I'm sure that's the narrative of the jingoistic...

I'm sure that's the narrative of the jingoistic Russian propaganda that you obviously consume, but the difficulties the Russian army is facing in Ukraine have shown that to be the hollow...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 25th May 2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 13,683
Posted By Foster Zygote
If you can't show what he asked for, perhaps the...

If you can't show what he asked for, perhaps the feelings of the people are based on ignorance and racism.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th May 2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
In the case of nuclear war, being nuked first is...

In the case of nuclear war, being nuked first is better than being nuked last. It's like when Cthulhu wakes - better to be devoured first.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,295
Posted By Foster Zygote
Southern Baptist Sex Abuse Report

Looks like the Southern Baptists are trying to compete with the Roman Catholic Church.

NPR (https://www.npr.org/2022/05/22/1100616952/southern-baptists-sex-abuse)
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th May 2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 13,683
Posted By Foster Zygote
Yeah, that was weird. I don't remember posting...

Yeah, that was weird. I don't remember posting much, if at all, about that back then. But I definitely formed some opinions.


As a white man, I don't have a problem with admitting that many white...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th May 2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 13,683
Posted By Foster Zygote
Why does the first sentence refer to "races and...

Why does the first sentence refer to "races and cultures", while the second sentence edits that down to just "cultures"? I mean, if you're going to conflate ethnicity and culture as though they are...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd May 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,144
Posted By Foster Zygote
No, it was one of those German compound words, I...

No, it was one of those German compound words, I think.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd May 2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,144
Posted By Foster Zygote
I forgot what it is, but there's a German term...

I forgot what it is, but there's a German term for someone who's highly accomplished in one technical field, but otherwise a complete moron. I first heard it regarding Ben Carson.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd May 2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,144
Posted By Foster Zygote
Our friends are raising their granddaughter....

Our friends are raising their granddaughter. Their son, the father of the girl, isn't emotionally mature or reliable enough to be a dad, and her mother, who still lives with her parents at 33,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd May 2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
If there's a nuclear war, they'd still be ******...

If there's a nuclear war, they'd still be ****** even if they weren't on Putin's to do list. Pretty much everyone will be ******.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 22nd May 2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 13,683
Posted By Foster Zygote
In the pre-U.S. colonies, the "they" who were...

In the pre-U.S. colonies, the "they" who were going to ruin everything with their weird customs, weird clothes and weird food, who would never adopt the language or the American identity, were the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd May 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Foster Zygote
"Our university campus has record low reported...

"Our university campus has record low reported incidents of sexual assault - if you exclude all the reports made by women."
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 20th May 2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,220
Posted By Foster Zygote
Something tells me the OP has been posted to...

Something tells me the OP has been posted to several other forums.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th May 2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
In your "system", if I work my garden all summer...

In your "system", if I work my garden all summer long and produce enough food to can for the winter, if a dozen people come along and ask me for my produce, do I just give it to them?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th May 2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
Well, not intentionally.

Well, not intentionally.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th May 2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 307,376
Posted By Foster Zygote
Even more so in that it ignores the role that...

Even more so in that it ignores the role that racism plays in creating the conditions that lead to gang violence.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th May 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 307,376
Posted By Foster Zygote
No doubt, huh? Surely you're a leading threat to...

No doubt, huh? Surely you're a leading threat to straw men. You be sure to tell us when any serious news source claims that racists with guns even makes the top ten list of leading causes of death...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th May 2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 4,683
Posted By Foster Zygote
1. Define God as "my cat". 2. Point to cat. ...

1. Define God as "my cat".
2. Point to cat.
3. Proof of God.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th May 2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 10,654
Posted By Foster Zygote
I've found myself explaining this to people...

I've found myself explaining this to people several times over the years when I mention that I think faith is a bad thing. They often mistake that for cynicism. I tell them that I have no problem...
Forum: USA Politics 10th May 2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 5,915
Posted By Foster Zygote
Dear Great Britain, we're really, really sorry....

Dear Great Britain, we're really, really sorry. Can we move back in with you?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th May 2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
And how do you propose to do that? Since you're...

And how do you propose to do that? Since you're abolishing weapons, rather than convincing all of humanity to willingly abandon them, then you'll need some sort of global, ultra-powerful authority to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th May 2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
No, it's simple to say. Thinking that it must be...

No, it's simple to say. Thinking that it must be as simple to do as it is to say is... Simple? No, let's go with "special"?

And I'm not granting that you're even right. Money is literally just a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
I kinda get the impression that he may not be...

I kinda get the impression that he may not be entirely self-sufficient, economically speaking.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
And if we all start crapping rainbows and free...

And if we all start crapping rainbows and free energy, the world would be a much better place.

Seriously, no one here thinks nuclear weapons aren't one of the top two or three stupidest things...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
But if the Southern Cheyenne women and children...

But if the Southern Cheyenne women and children camped at Sand Creek had just layed down their arms, then Chivington's soldiers wouldn't have had to slaughter a couple hundred of them.

Oh wait,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
Wow! You are really ignorant of history. Do you...

Wow! You are really ignorant of history. Do you know what happened whenever the only people with guns showed up on the shores of - everywhere? Were the Congolese a threat to Leopold II and his Congo...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
Stop evading the issues being raised with...

Stop evading the issues being raised with pathetic attempts to condemn others.

Do you understand any of the parts of my previous post that you chose to ignore?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2022, 04:53 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
Sorry, but your analogy betrays an ignorance of...

Sorry, but your analogy betrays an ignorance of both history and logic.

In 1945, only the United States had nuclear weapons. The U.S. could use its two nuclear weapons against Japan to force a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th May 2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
Sorry, but the CIA has no clue you even exist,...

Sorry, but the CIA has no clue you even exist, and they couldn't care less.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th May 2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 16,280
Posted By Foster Zygote
It's like he doesn't know that the Japanese...

It's like he doesn't know that the Japanese didn't have nukes.
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