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    Thread: Think about this -
Post: RE: Think about this -

Well, the almighty can declare whatever it likes...but, correct me if I'm wrong - in your version of the myth...many human beings are failing by this standard and could only succeed through christ's ...
The Grand Nudger Religion 19 303 1 hour ago
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

There's always the possibility that no one is being irrational, that in this thread and in real world situations which we apprehend as being of moral import....there are misunderstandings of facts an...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 2 hours ago
    Thread: Microsoft making helmets for soldiers
Post: RE: Microsoft making helmets for soldiers

We'll see what we do now. The lights do sometimes go out. The vehicles do fail to start. I've seen a armored wrecker...need an armored wrecker.
The Grand Nudger Technology & Computing 18 190 5 hours ago
    Thread: Official Mass Shooter Thread
Post: RE: Official Mass Shooter Thread

(Yesterday at 5:09 pm)Brian37 Wrote: What? Our firearm laws fucking suck. I can go out right now, and buy a firearm. Pretty sure most sane people reading this would worry if I actually did. I have n...
The Grand Nudger News & Current Affairs 277 3496 Today at 3:05 am
    Thread: Life eating other life.
Post: RE: Life eating other life.

The whale did, eventually.
The Grand Nudger Life Sciences 35 261 Today at 2:59 am
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

You're concerned that my moral system will hold you accountable for something - but, perhaps it won't..and so what if it did?  I'm only giving you a different take on morality than the one you hold be...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 Today at 1:24 am
    Thread: Life eating other life.
Post: RE: Life eating other life.

(Yesterday at 10:42 am)Anomalocaris Wrote: Not ideal.   Dying trying to eat defeats the purpose of eating. Yeah, def not going to die for a t-bone.  It was more to help Brian plumb the shitty depths...
The Grand Nudger Life Sciences 35 261 Yesterday at 10:54 am
    Thread: Life eating other life.
Post: RE: Life eating other life.

I wouldn't rule out autotrophic intelligence entirely. I think it might be more the case that earth has no smart plants because it has a ton of smart motile predators. There are predatory plants her...
The Grand Nudger Life Sciences 35 261 Yesterday at 10:42 am
    Thread: Life eating other life.
Post: RE: Life eating other life.

(Yesterday at 2:38 am)Brian37 Wrote: I really do hate the fact that life has to eat other life to survive. I don't care if it is Seagull eating a fish or whatever. In reality I accept, that even I e...
The Grand Nudger Life Sciences 35 261 Yesterday at 9:59 am
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

(May 8, 2021 at 9:56 pm)Angrboda Wrote: Are they the same amount of evil or not?  You seem to be saying both yes and no.Same act of moral import, which is evil - same evil.  The difference between n...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 Yesterday at 8:36 am
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

That would seem to be the thing that's different between a necessary and unnecessary evil as I conceive of them, yes. Necessity - both are evil. I think I dropped a line about this one a few resp...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 8, 2021 at 2:46 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

Hard, hard no. I don't see it that way - in my own experience of doing necessary and unnecessary harm - both are equivalent in my own repugnance. One may be necessary, the other not, but a necessary...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 8, 2021 at 2:13 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

Personally, I find necessary harm as difficult to swallow in the doing as unnecessary harm. The difference, very explicitly, is in necessity - not the moral nature of the thing.
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 8, 2021 at 2:02 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

I may be failing to properly communicate. I do think that killing is morally significant harm. There's no split there in the type of morality I try (and mostly fail) to practice. You were asking ab...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 8, 2021 at 1:32 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

My own fits the bill for the latter, I suppose? You've done the same harm to any man you kill. They're equally dead. You may have better or worse reasons to kill and people may have reasons to thi...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 8, 2021 at 1:06 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

That's how you think it should work, not how it does work, in those systems. There are bound to be tons of differences in a moral situation that resolve to subjective differences. Realist thinking a...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 8, 2021 at 11:38 am
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

Isn't it possible for a person to want something very much and for that thing to be bad? With respect to assisted suicide, the moral nature of the thing -in some systems- is not equivalent between th...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 8, 2021 at 11:18 am
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

(May 7, 2021 at 7:08 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: What if I told you that Neo doesn't have a commitment to forced birth? What if I told you that Neo has a commitment to the welfare an unborn child? It...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 8, 2021 at 8:58 am
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

Absolutely. I think that those fringe cases are as difficult as they would be in any objective appraisal which respects differences, but also that they rationally inform the misapprehensions that a ...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

LOL, bit of a misconception, harm isn't my jam either - I'm just the token realist arguing for bog standard realist propositions to help other people understand in those moments where their objections...
The Grand Nudger Philosophy 71 824 May 7, 2021 at 5:57 pm