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Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th August 2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,821
Posted By shuttlt
Has anybody in this thread actually explained...

Has anybody in this thread actually explained what they mean by non-deterministic free will? Deterministic with some quantum RNG thrown in? Is there something less noble about a process where our...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,641
Posted By shuttlt
I do not dodge questions. I'm not debating this...

I do not dodge questions. I'm not debating this with you. I thought you might find it interesting. If you are interested, you have everything you need to look further, if you aren't, I apologise for...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th August 2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,022
Posted By shuttlt
I think it really depends what one means by...

I think it really depends what one means by augment. Leaping in to hit the breaks for you, or beep at you or whatever is one thing. Doing the driving for you for three hours and then still having an...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th August 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,022
Posted By shuttlt
I don't think there is any question that the vast...

I don't think there is any question that the vast majority of the time Tesla's can see children, dogs and most other obstacles. When they fail though, it seems to be in conditions where a human can...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th August 2022, 02:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,022
Posted By shuttlt
Maybe, we will see. The self drive manufacturers...

Maybe, we will see. The self drive manufacturers have far more power to lobby for regulations that favour them than the taxi industry. Maybe that will change?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th August 2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,022
Posted By shuttlt
If it is "autonomous" why would it be the taxi...

If it is "autonomous" why would it be the taxi owner who was responsible? The accident wouldn't be their fault any more than it would be the passenger's fault.
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,641
Posted By shuttlt
Time preference is an established part of...

Time preference is an established part of economics. I didn't think it was controversial that politicians have an eye on the election cycle when they make policy decisions. Cathedrals took...
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,081
Posted By shuttlt
This is only an issue if your idea of free will...

This is only an issue if your idea of free will is incompatible with determinism. Not all notions of free will are incompatible with it.
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,641
Posted By shuttlt
It's pretty much democracy as a concept. There is...

It's pretty much democracy as a concept. There is then a bunch of guys, most notably the Italian Elite School, though the idea is hardly confined to them, that would tell you that the idea of The...
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,641
Posted By shuttlt
Wanting things now rather than being prepared to...

Wanting things now rather than being prepared to wait. It's the value you place on time. Somebody who saves, or makes plans that won't deliver for 30 or 100 years is low time preference. Somebody who...
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,641
Posted By shuttlt
Typically the sources people know and refer to...

Typically the sources people know and refer to are known as part of the general culture, and are in universally in favour of democracy. I do not think Hoppe falls into either of those descriptions....
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th August 2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,821
Posted By shuttlt
Graham Greene's Brighton Rock is pretty good on...

Graham Greene's Brighton Rock is pretty good on this. It's partly about the difficulty, not to say impossibility, in genuinely repenting at the last moment at the end of a wicked life simply because...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 43,301
Posted By shuttlt
:-) I like that.

:-) I like that.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 6,147
Posted By shuttlt
bluesjnr, these things are simply not wrong given...

bluesjnr, these things are simply not wrong given the assumptions about the world these guys hold. Arguing that their assumptions lead to things they don't like is a derail, and they aren't...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 43,301
Posted By shuttlt
I think we agree on this. If we think of the...

I think we agree on this. If we think of the origins of all this, you'd often have initiation rituals to become a man, or a woman. Identifying as somebody who had completed the ritual wouldn't have...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 43,301
Posted By shuttlt
What you have is IS and OUGHT smashing into one...

What you have is IS and OUGHT smashing into one another. You seem to be describing how you think gender works in society. The people who say trans-women are women are not remotely trying to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 43,301
Posted By shuttlt
Can one identify with having an invalid gender?

Can one identify with having an invalid gender?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 43,301
Posted By shuttlt
Practically theological.

Practically theological.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,816
Posted By shuttlt
The computer in Wargames had access to the US...

The computer in Wargames had access to the US nuclear arsenal. It could have won the Tic Tac Toe game if it had just thought a bit more out of the box.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,816
Posted By shuttlt
The difficulty with these computer discovered...

The difficulty with these computer discovered moves is that a line that requires near perfect play may be fine for AlphaZero, but be unsuitable for humans. It's like how lots of speed running...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 8th August 2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,821
Posted By shuttlt
I'm not sure I've really seen psionl0 define it...

I'm not sure I've really seen psionl0 define it either. It's meaning is typically obvious until one things about it for 30 seconds, then the obvious notion starts to look incoherent and we must mean...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 6,147
Posted By shuttlt
No. The whole point of warning somebody off...

No. The whole point of warning somebody off something is that they don't perceive the problem with it. If one looks at this through materialist, individualist eyes that view some Roussean notion of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 6,147
Posted By shuttlt
See my other recent post on this thread....

See my other recent post on this thread. Generally cleaning toilets isn't a critical part of relationships that humans, and human society, have developed around. I would be concerned that...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th August 2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,821
Posted By shuttlt
I'm not sure that this is exactly true. The OP's...

I'm not sure that this is exactly true. The OP's link contains the following statement:

"Since Allah Almighty knows who will do what with their free will and what their character will be like even...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 6,147
Posted By shuttlt
If I thought for a second there was a chance that...

If I thought for a second there was a chance that my daughter was heading towards the sex industry, I would have a conversation with her. To me, it would be like finding out she was contemplating...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 6,147
Posted By shuttlt
Is it just stigma? There is no sense in which...

Is it just stigma? There is no sense in which going into sex work, by becoming a professional at, and commodifying, a rather significant aspect of relationships is damaging to ones capacity to have...
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,641
Posted By shuttlt
Well, if one were interested in such a project, I...

Well, if one were interested in such a project, I had thought that problems associated with democracy that your "more democratic system" might either make worse or better would be important. If you...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th August 2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,821
Posted By shuttlt
Before we disprove free will, have we defined it...

Before we disprove free will, have we defined it yet? I'm not at all sure that the same idea of free will is being argued about as was put forward in the OP.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th August 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,518
Posted By shuttlt
It's odd how all the X-phobia words I can think...

It's odd how all the X-phobia words I can think of mean something like "an irrational fear or aversion", except when applied to identity groups that have been the subject of left wing activism. ...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th August 2022, 03:26 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,821
Posted By shuttlt
Has "free will" been defined in this thread? It...

Has "free will" been defined in this thread? It seems like something different is being intended by the term in recent posts than in the OP.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 03:22 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 6,147
Posted By shuttlt
Indeed, and why not? Giving your boss a blowie is...

Indeed, and why not? Giving your boss a blowie is really no more significant than doing some photocopying for him.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 43,301
Posted By shuttlt
I have two answers to this question. The first is...

I have two answers to this question. The first is that they have an activist, revolutionary mentality. Acknowledging such things would complicate their demands, and lead into discussions of the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 6,147
Posted By shuttlt
I hear tell that it is even possible to do this...

I hear tell that it is even possible to do this before tertiary education. Schools should be supporting these budding entrepreneurs. This could be just the kick the economy needs.
Forum: USA Politics 6th August 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,081
Posted By shuttlt
What do you mean by "right" here? I think I heard...

What do you mean by "right" here? I think I heard the historian David Starkey talking about them the other day as something like privileges (I'm getting that word wrong, but I can't remember the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 6th August 2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,821
Posted By shuttlt
You paint with too broad a brush. The...

You paint with too broad a brush. The implications of an omniscient God have been perfectly well known to educated Christian's going back to the early church. Augustin talks about it at some length....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 144,960
Posted By shuttlt
If the children have already learned to ask for...

If the children have already learned to ask for evidence and question authority, it shouldn't be a problem. This sort of approach is, alas, unavailable to orthodox believers.[/QUOTE]
If...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 144,960
Posted By shuttlt
You can take a value neutral position when your...

You can take a value neutral position when your cultural ideas seem so utterly dominant that you feel completely secure. If you feel culturally threatened, only a fool would would allow their...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 144,960
Posted By shuttlt
What could be more neutral than teaching derived...

What could be more neutral than teaching derived from Peggy McIntosh?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,518
Posted By shuttlt
:-) We all have a belief system. This is like a...

:-) We all have a belief system. This is like a fish being unaware of water, or looking through a window and not perceiving the glass.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,518
Posted By shuttlt
A consistent and contradiction free belief system...

A consistent and contradiction free belief system wouldn't be suitable for humans.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 2nd August 2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,518
Posted By shuttlt
Why irrelevant? The UK is only growing by...

Why irrelevant? The UK is only growing by immigration. Sooner or later if current trends continue, the decline in Anglicanism in the UK will reverse, only it will be conservative.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 2nd August 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,518
Posted By shuttlt
The African conservative one that doesn't like...

The African conservative one that doesn't like homosexuality. That seems pretty clear.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 2nd August 2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,518
Posted By shuttlt
Last I checked they were booming due to...

Last I checked they were booming due to sub-Saharan Africa. Shrinking in the UK of course.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 2nd August 2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,518
Posted By shuttlt
They might as well not bother. The liberal...

They might as well not bother. The liberal Anglican church is dying.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 6,238
Posted By shuttlt
I think you are missing out the aspect that, if...

I think you are missing out the aspect that, if you accept the logic of the TRA "identifies as", "trans-women are women" crowd, there is nothing to your gender beyond identity either. The nature of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 144,960
Posted By shuttlt
I apologise unreservedly. The one...

I apologise unreservedly. The one non-mediamatters link is blocked in Europe. I checked the first working link.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 144,960
Posted By shuttlt
One would have to see the details of the lesson,...

One would have to see the details of the lesson, and the details of the decision against them. If they are rank ordering the kids based on how oppressed or privileged they are based on their race and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 144,960
Posted By shuttlt
All those links are from an activist...

All those links are from an activist organisation. I had a look at the first one, and they pretty much just assert that what was claimed was false without being too specific about what was claimed,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 144,960
Posted By shuttlt
If they ought not to avoid publicly identifying...

If they ought not to avoid publicly identifying which pupils were more privileged than which based on identity groups and rank ordering the class, maybe it should be part of the curriculum?...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 6,147
Posted By shuttlt
Toxic is in the eye of the beholder.

Toxic is in the eye of the beholder.
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