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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:46 PM
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Posted By shuttlt
I don't know about "to the right". You can get...

I don't know about "to the right". You can get some of this kind of analysis out of old school Marxist types as well. The thing with Murray and Sullivan is that effectively they are selling a...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,535
Posted By shuttlt
Look, the Constitution, in and of itself, is a...

Look, the Constitution, in and of itself, is a dusty old piece of paper that doesn't mean anything. To mean something, it has to be interpreted through the context of the SC. For a long time they...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 10,870
Posted By shuttlt
This is libertarian fantasy nonsense. The "free...

This is libertarian fantasy nonsense. The "free market" doesn't decide. Cultural norms don't decide. What decides is an organised minority who get establishment backing. Progressive advances are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 10,870
Posted By shuttlt
Well, the desire to transcend such limitations...

Well, the desire to transcend such limitations has a long history. Transhumanism etc... I know you won't agree, but I see your desire for a society without gender roles, or without sex based...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,535
Posted By shuttlt
And puckle guns, the first amendment doesn't...

And puckle guns, the first amendment doesn't apply to digital communications, and any right to contraception or abortion would be restricted to methods available in the 18th century.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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Views: 1,535
Posted By shuttlt
Wow! I agree with this 100%. The other side of it...

Wow! I agree with this 100%. The other side of it is that if they enact something, it isn't going to be "what the people want". Most people's views are really not important on issues like this.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:23 AM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
I do think we have two contradictory impulses. We...

I do think we have two contradictory impulses. We want to have freedom, but we do not expect to have consequences. The previous system where there were societal taboos sought to prevent situations...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
But you haven't actually tested your judgement? I...

But you haven't actually tested your judgement? I haven't checked either, but if you look at some makeup transformation videos... given the lighting in a bar and a bit of alcohol... I am less...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 10,870
Posted By shuttlt
I agree it is trivially easy to do. Equally,...

I agree it is trivially easy to do. Equally, defining woman has been trivially easy to do since the beginning of recorded history. If there is a will to problematise the definition, then it is going...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,535
Posted By shuttlt
In theory, or in practice?

In theory, or in practice?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:30 AM
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Posted By shuttlt
Are you sure? I mean, unless you are checking all...

Are you sure? I mean, unless you are checking all the girls IDs, maybe some of the ones you don't think could be underage actually are...?
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,535
Posted By shuttlt
If you have the popular support necessary to...

If you have the popular support necessary to change the Constitution, you don't need to change the Constitution. Look at how long it's been since something really significant was done that way. You...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,535
Posted By shuttlt
I'm not sure that the practice of frontier lawmen...

I'm not sure that the practice of frontier lawmen in the old west is necessarily a model of sticking to the letter of anything. That said, wasn't Arizona a territory then? Would the 2nd amendment...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,176
Posted By shuttlt
These blah-phobias are magical words. Your views...

These blah-phobias are magical words. Your views can be pathologized or not as convenience dictates. It's like trying to stay within the terms of service of a social media company.


It's not...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
I didn't compare sex ed to having unprotected sex...

I didn't compare sex ed to having unprotected sex between minors and adults.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 10,870
Posted By shuttlt
This is only as long as we define sex in a way...

This is only as long as we define sex in a way that you can't transcend it. Why would this stop at gender?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 07:50 AM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
This is the modern world. We want to be able to...

This is the modern world. We want to be able to live like libertines, undermine any social taboos or censure, but also be free from consequences, regret, people doing bad things and act like outraged...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,176
Posted By shuttlt
I'm curious. If it isn't too much of a derail,...

I'm curious. If it isn't too much of a derail, what was it that turned you away from theism? It's always seemed to me that if the sorts of arguments that Dawkins provides are going to convince you,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 10,870
Posted By shuttlt
While I wait for my other post to appear. I...

While I wait for my other post to appear. I realised I had something to add...

One thing to think about is that you have, arguably, a change the occurs in the organisation of society. In the age...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 10,870
Posted By shuttlt
OK. I'll read it an comment as I go. ...

OK. I'll read it an comment as I go.


Marxism of the sort being referred to here is a phenomenon of the 19th century. This is as if the crisis that ended modernism never happened. Intellectuals...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 03:54 AM
Replies: 798
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Posted By shuttlt
That is not the case. As I have said repeatedly,...

That is not the case. As I have said repeatedly, there isn't enough information to be sure. It could be that the father is a terrible criminal, it could be that the mother is some kind of deranged...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,176
Posted By shuttlt
None of them particularly speak to me, but I...

None of them particularly speak to me, but I guess I'd counter with the following.... Dawkins speaks with the End of History optimism of the era he rose to prominence in. To my mind, that era is dead...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:40 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
We aren't on a rape crisis line talking to...

We aren't on a rape crisis line talking to somebody who claims to have been raped. We aren't talking to a friend who claims to be raped. The bread and butter of atheism and scepticism was to tread on...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
Let's hope she is vindicated just like Jussie...

Let's hope she is vindicated just like Jussie Smollett and Amber Heard. #IBelieveTheVictim #PeakScepticism
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 04:15 PM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
One can be wrong about a source, and still be a...

One can be wrong about a source, and still be a sceptic. One can't seek to mark out areas one has a political or religious commitment to as beyond scepticism, and be a sceptic.... certainly not while...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 03:43 PM
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Posted By shuttlt
We are sceptics. Thought terminating clichés...

We are sceptics. Thought terminating clichés where we assume our conclusions do not become us.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 03:40 PM
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Posted By shuttlt
Mentioned what? The rape. She's had multiple...

Mentioned what? The rape. She's had multiple interactions with the court and took years to bring it up while he had unsupervised custody with her daughter.

We don't know that she is scared of him....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 02:42 PM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
I misremembered the statement. Rather than being...

I misremembered the statement. Rather than being coy, you could have just quoted the article.


We've seen tiny snippets. It doesn't appear anything. We haven't been told one way or another.

...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 02:10 PM
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Posted By shuttlt
There seems very little to say about it. The...

There seems very little to say about it. The mother claims a conspiracy, the police claim incompetence. What more is there to say without further information? Finding it important doesn't provide...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 22nd June 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,176
Posted By shuttlt
Clearly in terms of what gets taught in American...

Clearly in terms of what gets taught in American schools, evolution has been a live issue at times. Most non-fundies accepted it more than 100 years ago. I don't think it has been a serious topic of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 12:46 PM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
Options in play seem to be incompetence, or...

Options in play seem to be incompetence, or corruption. I know no more than that.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 12:15 PM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
He claimed the mother was allowing them to "make...

He claimed the mother was allowing them to "make out" at her house. Now, I agree that that may not have been full intercourse.


Do we know what evidence was provided?


I haven't seen...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 12:04 PM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
Thanks. You are correct. 2022.

Thanks. You are correct. 2022.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 12:03 PM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
The fathers version is that the whole thing...

The fathers version is that the whole thing bypassed the courts.


https://www.foxnews.com/us/louisiana-man-raping-woman-getting-custody-of-child-says-lie
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 22nd June 2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,176
Posted By shuttlt
Well, there was the Dear Muslima thing, and his...

Well, there was the Dear Muslima thing, and his comment about mild paedophilia not being so bad. He's an old man, who hasn't really adapted to modern politics. I don't think what ever value he...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
Given the amount of porn on the internet, his...

Given the amount of porn on the internet, his porn habit would have to be truly epic for that to be how he found the sexually explicit stuff from his daughter. Supposing that is how he found it, he...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 09:41 AM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
That last argument doesn't become you. Failing to...

That last argument doesn't become you. Failing to distinguish a 50% age difference at different ages can be more or less plausible.



That has been argued. Neither of you should ever be allowed...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
Yes. The father claims to have sued the mother...

Yes. The father claims to have sued the mother for extended custody over this. There is some photo of her in bed with a boy. There is also the sexually explicit TikToks the daughter is apparently...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 10,870
Posted By shuttlt
Oh, I'm not mentioning Rapinoe because I think...

Oh, I'm not mentioning Rapinoe because I think she is honest. Quite the reverse.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
I don't know. Look at the sentencing guidelines....

I don't know. Look at the sentencing guidelines. It's something like not more than a $5000 and/or not more than 10 years in prison. Is it a serious felony if you get fined < $5000? It certainly can...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 09:19 AM
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Posted By shuttlt
How nope?

How nope?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 09:16 AM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
I don't know that "revered his decision" gives...

I don't know that "revered his decision" gives the right impression. That's just the story you get in the first few paragraphs. Typically the message a newspaper wants you to come away with is in the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 08:58 AM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
I'm not sure about your dates there. They...

I'm not sure about your dates there.

They agree joint custody in October 2011 based on no child support.

She sues him for child support June 2012 and gets $450/month.

He sues for sole...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 08:17 AM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
Why is it moot? It's being argued that statutory...

Why is it moot? It's being argued that statutory rapists are so inherently unsuitable custodians of children that no further discussion should be necessary.


The traditional line on the forum...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
People keep asserting this, I keep saying "are...

People keep asserting this, I keep saying "are you sure this is so rare?", and nobody replies. There are plenty of cases where female babysitters and teachers commit statutory rape. Are we saying...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 22nd June 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,176
Posted By shuttlt
Certainly it's ad hom. He is attacked from the...

Certainly it's ad hom. He is attacked from the left because he is a reasonable man's way in to bad thoughts. He is attacked from the right because he is "containment". There are probably worse...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 07:40 AM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
This is a sceptic forum, not a taking people on...

This is a sceptic forum, not a taking people on trust forum.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
The law he broke doesn't use the word "rape"...

The law he broke doesn't use the word "rape" once. There are rape laws in that jurisdiction, but he didn't break any of them. You aren't solely relying on the law when you call him a rapist.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 22nd June 2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,176
Posted By shuttlt
Effectively he is the normie version of the...

Effectively he is the normie version of the "great replacement is real" take in the UK. He's about as "far right" as you can be, and still appear from time to time on TV. He's certainly not extreme...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 07:06 AM
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Views: 9,449
Posted By shuttlt
That is the deal based on 50/50 custody....

That is the deal based on 50/50 custody. Presumably it would change if one of them was granted full custody.
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