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General Discussions => Religion / Philosophy Talk => Topic started by: John Albert on February 02, 2019, 03:48:12 PM

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Post by: John Albert on February 02, 2019, 03:48:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/mugLu5I.jpg)

You get the idea.
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Post by: Will Nitschke on April 20, 2019, 06:07:41 AM
Displaying your butt hurt in public over an opposing philosophical position you can't debate rationally, is an indicator that you're not very bright, sorry.
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Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on April 20, 2019, 01:56:25 PM
Ayn Rand was a hypocrite who fetishized sociopathy.  Her philosophy is dumb bullshit which provides an outlet/framework for the worst, most primitive, most defective aspects of the human spirit.

Also, this is a pictures thread. 
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Post by: Sawyer on April 20, 2019, 02:29:31 PM
A  gravedig of a silly Ayn Rand pic, questioning accusations of a Catholic priest raping a young boy, and sneering at the "religious language" of climate change.

I guess I shouldn't post that "Bold Move" Dodgeball meme since it's like 20 years old at this point, but .... well, let's see how this return to the forums works out for Will.   :laugh:
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Post by: Will Nitschke on April 20, 2019, 08:27:05 PM
So basically it's poisoning the well, name calling and other idiocy put on public display? Is this sort of exchange tolerated (encouraged?) by the moderator?

How pathetic and sad has the 'skeptical community' become. At least on these forums anyway.
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Post by: Tassie Dave on April 20, 2019, 10:00:17 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/2Bpb69H.jpg)

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Post by: Desert Fox on April 21, 2019, 12:01:59 AM
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
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Post by: Quetzalcoatl on April 21, 2019, 10:49:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaZUabEm4gU
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Post by: John Albert on April 21, 2019, 09:09:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/VXw8Hag.jpg)
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Post by: Shibboleth on April 23, 2019, 12:38:17 PM
(https://fivehundredphilosophy.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/bar.png)
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Post by: John Albert on June 24, 2019, 01:23:15 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/BKL6xmy.jpg)
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Post by: John Albert on June 26, 2019, 10:08:38 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/hEeFbUK.jpg)
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Post by: Shibboleth on June 27, 2019, 03:11:04 PM
Dup sorry.
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Post by: John Albert on June 30, 2019, 07:00:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/wuvP1lk.png)
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Post by: John Albert on July 07, 2019, 06:20:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ran53Rs.jpg)
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Post by: John Albert on August 13, 2019, 05:18:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHash5takWU
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Post by: John Albert on September 15, 2019, 05:00:30 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4g9at2k.jpg)
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Post by: Quetzalcoatl on September 16, 2019, 12:43:51 PM
Image of some of the luminaries of the Scottish Enlightenment, with names.

(https://ewh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/frieze.jpg)

I'm a big fan of the Scottish Enlightenment and its brilliant scientists and intellectuals, especially David Hume.

From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Enlightenment):

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The Scottish Enlightenment (Scots: Scots Enlichtenment, Scottish Gaelic: Soillseachadh na h-Alba) was the period in 18th- and early-19th-century Scotland characterised by an outpouring of intellectual and scientific accomplishments. By the eighteenth century, Scotland had a network of parish schools in the Lowlands and four universities. The Enlightenment culture was based on close readings of new books, and intense discussions took place daily at such intellectual gathering places in Edinburgh as The Select Society and, later, The Poker Club, as well as within Scotland's ancient universities (St Andrews, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Edinburgh).

Sharing the humanist and rationalist outlook of the European Enlightenment of the same time period, the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment asserted the importance of human reason combined with a rejection of any authority that could not be justified by reason. In Scotland, the Enlightenment was characterised by a thoroughgoing empiricism and practicality where the chief values were improvement, virtue, and practical benefit for the individual and society as a whole.

Among the fields that rapidly advanced were philosophy, political economy, engineering, architecture, medicine, geology, archaeology, botany and zoology, law, agriculture, chemistry and sociology. Among the Scottish thinkers and scientists of the period were Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, Adam Smith, Dugald Stewart, Thomas Reid, Robert Burns, Adam Ferguson, John Playfair, Joseph Black and James Hutton.

The Scottish Enlightenment had effects far beyond Scotland, not only because of the esteem in which Scottish achievements were held outside Scotland, but also because its ideas and attitudes were carried all over Europe and across the Atlantic world as part of the Scottish diaspora, and by European and American students who studied in Scotland.