Sat 20 Mar, 2010 10:54 am - [QUOTE=Pyrrho;141569] Whatever your motives, the public ought not be deluded by the story.
That's a bit rough, don't you think? It's a personal a story told on a... (view)
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 06:55 pm - [QUOTE=Jebediah;141263]Off topic, but it always gets me when people talk like this to...dismiss something for lack of a better word.
Modern--what would people in older societies have thought? A... (view)
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 10:07 am - Pyrrho, I understand where you're coming from, but I respectfully disagree. What you described may be the best case scenario,[I] if [/I]we only acknowledge possibilities that fit into modern,... (view)
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 07:34 pm - [QUOTE=jeeprs;140748]I am far from convinced that darwinism, natural selecton, and so forth, are actually even applicable to the human species on the time scales that we are considering. [/QUOTE]... (view)
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 07:20 pm - [QUOTE=Jebediah;140745]NE, I think what Show Me is saying is that when we use penicillin to cure a disease, for example, we are tampering with natural selection to a huge degree. Natural selection... (view)
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 06:28 pm - [QUOTE=show me;140731]Do we not tamper with natural selection already through medicine, environmental and social changes?[/QUOTE]
First, I'm not any kind of expert on genetics, so these are... (view)
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 05:43 pm - I think it's going to be tricky if we start picking traits artificially rather than letting "natural selection" do it's thing. I would guess that if given the choice, most... (view)
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 05:03 pm - [QUOTE=xris;140703]Im not trying to convince you, that is not my intention, it, because I know the actors in this event, makes me consider this more than you.[/QUOTE]
I understand, and thank you... (view)
Sat 6 Mar, 2010 10:01 am - This might not be a popular view point, but I think that everyone's moral values are, in the end, based on unprovable beliefs. That goes for atheists as well as religious fundamentalists. And... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 07:04 am - OK, as far as I understand you, you are saying that physical punishment should not be used in any form, at any time, because there is too much danger of things getting out of hand. I can understand... (view)