I don't know if any of you have seen this, but I thought you might enjoy Liam's submission to Scott Adam's latest "Dilbert" book". Check it out and if you like it you might want to vote on the…Continue
I don't know if any of you have seen this, but I thought you might enjoy Liam's submission to Scott Adam's latest "Dilbert" book". Check it out and if you like it you might want to vote on the "comments section.http://www.dilbert.com/blog/See More
I've seen some impressive outcomes with one simple change-- cutting out all sugar. I can almost guarantee you'll get good results without dieting. Here's Dr. Lustig from the University of…"
I think the way to describe Stone Turners (or at least what I hope it can become) is to compare it to The Great Debate. TGD is focused on questions that most people are aware of and takes an adversarial approach to answering them.
Stone Turners will hopefully focus on aspects of existence that don't get looked at because they are accepted as givens. An example would be jokes (how do they work, what assumptions lie beneath the surface, what does laughing at one say about me?). Another would be our forward facing eyes. The group image is actually of a New Caledonian Crow using a drinking fountain. What's fascinating about these birds is that they are observed using a range of tools not seen in other crows, even though their raw cognitive abilities aren't different. What they do have is a straighter beak shape and more forward-facing eyes, which is what researchers currently believe might account for the difference. So there's territory to be explored there about our natures and how they might result from such things.
So, by nature of the questions we're asking, I hope Stone Turners will be more exploratory and cooperative, as opposed to adversarial. Maybe it won't lead anywhere. Maybe it will just lead to bullshit. But my experience doing this kind of thing on my own is that questioning what's given has led me to some fruitful inquiries and improved my mindset.
"Wait #1 is a statement of judgment of the moral or ethical status. You cannot demonstrate innocents. Innocent of what?
It latches on to the woman's body and starts forcing changes stealing nutrients. I think that is…"
"Is it still innocent when it is causing organ failure in the mother?
Also when is it a child? Are a group of fertilized cells in a freezer a child? If they have been in the freezer for 18 years, can the vote?
When they fail to form a…"
"While I don't disagree - there is a timeline on safe abortions, and delays make it harder (or impossible). By all means, the rape case should go through the courts. But waiting for that before having the abortion is seriously problematic. "
"The sex ed available in the US is horrid and leads to more extermination, more partners and more unwanted outcomes (diseases, promiscuity, pregnancy). Proper real health education works great and is shown to reduce disease spread, number of…"
"You do have a point but my counter point would be that should a woman cry rape someone had better go to jail for it and if that person is proven innocent then she committed a crime (or two or three)."