"Are we talking flesh, bone, and DNA that has been cobbled together in a lab, or straight up robots with artificial intelligence advanced enough to be indistinguishable from a human's mind?
Does it make a difference?"
"I see the equivocation I was making between natural rights and legal rights, and that's... annoying.. and I have to concede that.
BUT the question was about the justification for the existence of these natural rights, and presumably that…"
"Yes, these rights can be taken away, and historically have been time and again. I think that's evidence enough that they don't come from God, if that was the argument.
But my justification for the existence of human rights come from the…"
"I'd say the founders and those who fought in the Revolution gave us that right.
Depending on what God you speak of, he definitely has some laws about choosing which God you follow, and offers mandatory minimum sentencing for breaking those…"
"Sure, he whined a lot, but didn't really argue, just kinda asked "WTF?"
He argued more with the neighborhood fellas than with God. Ehhh, I have a whole thing about the Job story that isn't worth going into here.
...the Bill of…"
""One person may believe in G-D, whereas another one may believe in science (not that G-D and science are different)."
Except they are different, otherwise why would anyone believe in one and not the other?
Semantic hide and seek, again."
"Interesting discussion. I feel that although I've been in a relationship for 4 and a half years (and gotten engaged earlier this year), I'm still learning how relationships work etc.
I definitely think there are couples where the love…"
"I don't need a man ever, but that doesn't mean that I feel the need to have a place without them. At college when all of us girls have sleepovers or watch movies together a man is there at least for part of it almost every time if not the…"
"From a pragmatic or economic POV, marriageable women out number marriageable men, especially when you set aside biological clocks - because of incarceration rates.
Also, for a lot of Western history, most men have been yes men performing ritualistic…"
"My point was that men who want men-only places should work to make and maintain them. Under the law, it is hard to have a men-only for-profit business. But that doesn't mean there can't be private functions (like a poker night…"