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dimreepr

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  1. There's a reason why an excuse is not good enough...
  2. Consciousness exists on a spectrum, so there will be a point, at which, we can say there is none; for instance, I think we can safely say "a pebble isn't conscious but I am", what we can't determine, because we're not them, is where an ant sits on that spectrum.
  3. The problem is, the only viable argument (for a civilian in a world of supermarkets) for having a gun is, in the words of Jim Jefferies, "fuck off, I like guns". So the real problem is, America has failed to educate it's populous well enough, to tell the difference between a reason and an excuse.
  4. You've not really thought this through; an ant doesn't need conscious thought for hive intelligence to work, so an ant colony is intelligent unconsciously. What do you think that's a test of?
  5. I just don't want to be shot or stabed... Do whatsoever you like; if you tell me to stop eating marmite with a big stick, I'll miss the taste...
  6. The thing about stopping power is, it kills people that didn't need to be stopped; the best form of defense is to make the attacker stop, because they fear the consequences, even a large stick would suffice for most people. Most people, including me, don't want to die in order to live; it's the same argument for carrying a knife; it's scary out there and I don't want to die, so I threaten you with your death in order to stop you; then one day I meet up with me, and I have no choice.
  7. The book they believed in, the book they taught you from and mostly wrote; as you rightly say "The problem with the rabid anti-abortion Christians is that they don't read, or conveniently ignore, the Bible." The thing we forget about teaching is, it didn't start today...
  8. But you do have to understand what your teachers wrote, in their bible...
  9. Some scientists suffer the same malady...
  10. I think therefore I am, is not an axiom, it's a question; that square has four equal sides is an axiom, whatever I believe. Philosophy 101. You need to learn more about philosophy, before we can discuss it's distribution in this universe...
  11. Indeed but we've never had to break through that glass ceiling, sure we had guns; but we've never had that solution written in law. It's a lot like the drug problem, drugs are bad M'kay except when there's money to be made and doctor's are encouraged to prescribe a legal way to diminish the pain...
  12. What an utterly absurd and ignorant statement. No logic detected...
  13. You'd think, but I'm talking fowl...
  14. Indeed, but my point is, why advocate for worse or cry foal when you're not the one being foaled. Because it's fundamentally the same question and there are always going to be outlier's, in any spectrum of humanity, that challenge our preconception's/assumption's/bias; to dismiss the possibility that a woman can beat a man, is as absurd as saying a woman can't become a man... How can one part per million, possibly be called homogenised? Don't bother getting pedantic to avoid the question, we both know what I mean; but just in case, I mean that, how can one player per league/sport possibly be a problem? John Cuthber is allowed to do whatever he damn well pleases... 😉
  15. Ok, let me rephrase my question, if you're not personally involved in the game being played, why would you cry foal/unfair? And why is a physiological advantage unfair to the player's? (every winner, ever, had an advantage of some sort). Whatever gave you that idea? My only vested interest is, if I'm fair to other's, other's will be fair to me. 😉 I'm just looking for a reason to care, Mig... Think of it as people competing with people, in the game of life (also arbitrary in our version)...
  16. Indeed, just answer my question and my incorrect assumption will be corrected.
  17. And that explians how, how?
  18. Indeed, it's a ying yang thing; all possible directions have the potential to be good, even the one's that immediately lead to the bad.
  19. No, but why would you? If you haven't got a vested interest in the outcome of a game, I can only imagine it's a vicarious excuse to be indignant; if I'm wrong, please explain how... My sister Bella, she's a big girl and if she put her foot down it would take the entire front row to move her. You are so blinded by your cultural bias, that anything or anyone that doesn't conform is impossible to see; to the point that if she did beat your arse, you'd pretend not to feel it, from your hospital bed. I challenge you, also, to come up with an answer to the above question... My breath, while baited, won't be held; for obvious reason's.
  20. Firstly, no one in this thread is a professional athlete AFAIK so no direct interest in who comes first, so why shout unfair? Secondly, this is an absurd argument: Every athlete knows the rules of the game they play and everyone here knows the rules are arbitrary, so why shout unfair? In @beecee example rugby; why stop a women playing in a male team, if a. she wants too b. she's good enough and tough enough? Thirdly, I don't care if my peers disapprove, that's why I'm fighting in this corner. 😉 Please explain how this question is not fundamentally about bias, specifically the cultural bias that women are the weaker sex?
  21. Now you're grasping at straw's...
  22. The difference is, the quality of the argument...
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