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Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
How would an obituary behind the NYT paywall help...

How would an obituary behind the NYT paywall help establish the author's references and citations for an article behind the JSTOR paywall?

Do you not understand the kind of evidence I'm asking...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
Which cabinet member? Which issue of...

Which cabinet member?

Which issue of Harper's?


The United States Congress? Where does it say that? From what I can tell, the marker is a state-level thing (Kentucky State Marker #667).
...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
Actually I retract this. I was in that thread,...

Actually I retract this. I was in that thread, and I'm still not sure KY vs Lincoln is real.

The cite at the top of this thread is to a 1928 article published in the American Bar Association...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 41,684
Posted By theprestige
You are too trusting. Your view is mistaken. We...

You are too trusting. Your view is mistaken. We have counter-examples of bad actors abusing the trust system to exploit, harass, and sexually abuse women.


We have counter-examples of men...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 41,684
Posted By theprestige
Trans rights activists are telling us that gender...

Trans rights activists are telling us that gender self-ID creates obligations and entitlements that need to be reflected in public policy.

That's the only reason we're asking them about these...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
Okay. So what was that link?

Okay. So what was that link?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 976
Posted By theprestige
I disagree. I believe that not having a reliable...

I disagree. I believe that not having a reliable account of the provenance of the photo, from the photographer, absolutely prevents analysis of the photo.


You're entertaining his claims as...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 6,143
Posted By theprestige
Is cannon law like admiralty law?

Is cannon law like admiralty law?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 41,684
Posted By theprestige
You forgot prisons. Other than that, though,...

You forgot prisons. Other than that, though, looks good to me.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 41,684
Posted By theprestige
What does "identifies as female" mean to you, and...

What does "identifies as female" mean to you, and why "of course"?

What objective qualities does a transwoman share with women, that she does not also share with men? What is it about these...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 11,888
Posted By theprestige
When you're in such vehement agreement that you...

When you're in such vehement agreement that you go all the way through and somehow end up back in disagreement again.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 63
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
Views: 1,450
Posted By theprestige
What's even stranger is the argument. They're...

What's even stranger is the argument. They're really trying to argue that it's absurd to require that your sex partner adhere to your rules for sex. Rules like "please keep your condom on".
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By theprestige
"Find a job you love, and you'll never work a day...

"Find a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life. What I love is spanking it to shotacon. What about you?"

-The author of this paper, probably
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
Then where did you copy-paste that text from?

Then where did you copy-paste that text from?
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,326
Posted By theprestige
I think it matters to a certain degree of legal...

I think it matters to a certain degree of legal technicality. Ethically, I'm satisfied that the current evidence shows that he is one of several people 100% responsible for what happened.
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
No, I'm talking about this passage you posted: ...

No, I'm talking about this passage you posted:


That looks to me like a direct copy-paste of an actual post in an actual thread. Is it not from the thread you're looking for?
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,326
Posted By theprestige
The FBI says they examined the gun, and concluded...

The FBI says they examined the gun, and concluded it needed a trigger pull. Do you doubt the FBI's competence to examine a gun?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 11,888
Posted By theprestige
Removing the equipment after puberty doesn't...

Removing the equipment after puberty doesn't remove the male advantages in bone, muscle, size, and weight that develop during puberty. So they're still male in terms of the sex segregation in sports...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 41,684
Posted By theprestige
The fuss is not about letting women (or females,...

The fuss is not about letting women (or females, for that matter) have positions of influence and authority in society. The fuss is about what entitlements should be granted to people based on their...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
Anyway, you seem to have found the quote. Which...

Anyway, you seem to have found the quote. Which means you found the thread it was in. Which means you found the posters that doubted your claims. Which means you can just go back to that thread with...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
Though of course it would work today. Not...

Though of course it would work today. Not guaranteed to work in every case, but I'm sure we could today find a case with a combination of facts, law, and jury, where this argument would be persuasive.
Forum: Trials and Errors 14th August 2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
Nah, in that thread everyone agrees that KY vs...

Nah, in that thread everyone agrees that KY vs Lincoln is real, but it doesn't mean what CC thinks it means.
Forum: Trials and Errors 14th August 2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
Due diligence is a mother ******.

Due diligence is a mother ******.
Forum: Trials and Errors 14th August 2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 465
Posted By theprestige
Appeal to authority is a fallacy. Even if you are...

Appeal to authority is a fallacy. Even if you are the authority. Especially if you're not actually an authority.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th August 2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,326
Posted By theprestige
FBI says it needed a trigger pull. Do you not...

FBI says it needed a trigger pull. Do you not trust the FBI? Do you think the FBI lacks the necessary understanding of firearms, to correctly determine when a trigger pull is or is not required?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th August 2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By theprestige
Washing your hands is probably the zenith of...

Washing your hands is probably the zenith of preventive medicine.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 14th August 2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 976
Posted By theprestige
GDPR protects the privacy and anonymity of...

GDPR protects the privacy and anonymity of someone who wants to remain private and anonymous. The issue here is that the photographer wishes to remain private and anonymous. The GDPR doesn't prevent...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th August 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,326
Posted By theprestige
ABC News: FBI report claims the gun could not...

ABC News: FBI report claims the gun could not have been fired without pulling the trigger.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/gun-rust-shooting-fired-pulling-trigger-fbi-report/story?id=88311336
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th August 2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 11,888
Posted By theprestige
Not the way I see it. Rather, I see "intersex" as...

Not the way I see it. Rather, I see "intersex" as a misleading term for conditions arising from either:

(a) failure of full development along one or the other binary development path; or

(b)...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th August 2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 63
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
Views: 1,450
Posted By theprestige
How does it dilute rape? Someone agreed to your...

How does it dilute rape? Someone agreed to your rules for intercourse, then broke those rules after tricking you into intercourse on false pretenses. That seems like concentrated rape to me.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th August 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 102,185
Posted By theprestige
I don't see the problem. Not everything is a...

I don't see the problem. Not everything is a failure of Russian arms.

The thing in the background is supposed to be a set of launchers for air-defense missiles. It makes sense to deploy decoys...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th August 2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 41,684
Posted By theprestige
I'll be more than happy to address the points you...

I'll be more than happy to address the points you raised, just as soon as you address mine.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By theprestige
I feel like there must be a kickback happening...

I feel like there must be a kickback happening somewhere. Someone in NHS administration believes in reiki, and is using their authority to mandate a requirement that NHS provide the service.
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 127,668
Posted By theprestige
American society and jurisprudence is actually...

American society and jurisprudence is actually very unlike what you see in The Sopranos.

I admit that most of what I know about Australia is based on Strictly Ballroom and Crocodile Dundee. Am I...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 63
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
Views: 1,450
Posted By theprestige
I have perceived a common bad faith technique in...

I have perceived a common bad faith technique in self-styled "skeptics", that they pretend absolute cognitive failure any time some human endeavor does not conform to an arbitrary and doctrinaire...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th August 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,389
Posted By theprestige
Actually it sounds like a major breakthrough. Why...

Actually it sounds like a major breakthrough. Why sneer instead of celebrate?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th August 2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,177
Posted By theprestige
My dude tryna play formal logic games with...

My dude tryna play formal logic games with natural language, like that makes him a kind of physicist.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 63
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
Views: 1,450
Posted By theprestige
Question I think at the very least, we don't have to be...

I think at the very least, we don't have to be disingenuous about mishaps in spite of everyone's good faith efforts.

Other than that... It's consenting adults making informed decisions to abide...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 592
Posted By theprestige
Nefarious is your word, not mine. But okay, sure,...

Nefarious is your word, not mine. But okay, sure, nefarious works: I think the goals of the policymakers in charge of Harvard are: to burnish the reputation of the institution, in which they have a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 592
Posted By theprestige
Why? What inspires such a high level of...

Why? What inspires such a high level of confidence in their word?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 592
Posted By theprestige
That doesn't reveal their actual goal, other than...

That doesn't reveal their actual goal, other than a goal to not fall afoul of the Civil Rights Act. The CRA is the government's goal, not theirs.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By theprestige
No they didn't. I call absolute, unequivocal...

No they didn't. I call absolute, unequivocal shenanigans.

I, vaxxed and boosted, caught it in February. MsTP, also vaxxed and boosted, sharing a single room loft with me, did not. Then in May she,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 592
Posted By theprestige
What inspires such a high level of confidence in...

What inspires such a high level of confidence in Harvard's goal?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By theprestige
Some people come down with a really bad case of...

Some people come down with a really bad case of the flu, too.

I think you're tilting at windmills on this one. You say you want a formal scientific answer, but you reject all the indicators from...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th August 2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By theprestige
That makes no sense at all. An AI playing...

That makes no sense at all. An AI playing charades with another AI? Miming words to each other somehow?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th August 2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,128
Posted By theprestige
The propaganda situation in Russia must be wild...

The propaganda situation in Russia must be wild right now, if Russians are holidaying in an active war zone. Like vacationing in England during the blitz.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,071
Posted By theprestige
Joe cites a source. You don't. The statement...

Joe cites a source. You don't. The statement stands
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th August 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 998
Posted By theprestige
So... I'm actually being a little harsh. ...

So... I'm actually being a little harsh.

Harnessing the power of emotion to inspire caution in drivers is a basic part of driver's ed. The scenario of a child running into the street and getting...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th August 2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,071
Posted By theprestige
And in San Bruno, on the San Francisco peninsula:...

And in San Bruno, on the San Francisco peninsula:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Bruno_pipeline_explosion
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th August 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 998
Posted By theprestige
It's important to the detractor. Calling out...

It's important to the detractor. Calling out children is a naked appeal to emotion.
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