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    Thread: The Atheist Forums Playlist
Post: RE: The Atheist Forums Playlist

[Video: https://youtu.be/0C58ttB2-Qg]
vulcanlogician The Arts 1645 2374 May 7, 2021 at 10:27 pm
    Thread: "Laughing At Religion" Meme Thread
Post: RE: "Laughing At Religion" Meme Thread

(May 5, 2021 at 9:39 pm)SUNGULA Wrote: [Image: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b9/1e/52/...41022d.jpg] See! As some scholars suggest, Jesus mastered several yogic disciplines... perhaps Tantra.
vulcanlogician Humor 1191 33253 May 7, 2021 at 8:05 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

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 just so happens that the institution that convi...
vulcanlogician Philosophy 67 712 May 7, 2021 at 7:08 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

(May 7, 2021 at 5:57 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: LOL, bit of a misconception, harm isn't my jam either -  Well, okay. I said it was your concept, not your jam... but (reading back) I used the word "h...
vulcanlogician Philosophy 67 712 May 7, 2021 at 6:54 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

@Angrboda Have a nice bus ride. I would add that harm is Nudger's concept. I prefer happiness/pleasure/pain/suffering to make the point. These (hedonistic) concepts are not all there is to morality...
vulcanlogician Philosophy 67 712 May 7, 2021 at 5:46 pm
    Thread: Science Nerds: Could Jupiter's Magnetic Field be harvested for energy?
Post: RE: Science Nerds: Could Jupiter's Magnetic Field ...

(May 7, 2021 at 1:45 pm)Brian37 Wrote: (May 3, 2021 at 6:37 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: Could Jupiter's Magnetic Field (in theory) be harvested for energy? Context: I'm doing some science fiction wo...
vulcanlogician Physical Sciences 27 341 May 7, 2021 at 5:32 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

I like how in your example you changed the challenge to be ten seconds instead of a minute. Like, "give the poor hypothetical guy a break." haha
vulcanlogician Philosophy 67 712 May 7, 2021 at 5:16 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

(May 7, 2021 at 2:31 pm)Angrboda Wrote: If you want to peek at what I am arguing, consider Munchausen's Trilemma.  Words or concepts can acquire their meaning in one of three ways.  First, defined i...
vulcanlogician Philosophy 67 712 May 7, 2021 at 5:02 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

(May 5, 2021 at 2:44 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Here is the basic question.  Do we have moral obligations to future generations? Intuitively, it would seem so and it is a common consideration for ma...
vulcanlogician Philosophy 67 712 May 7, 2021 at 4:13 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

(May 7, 2021 at 2:31 pm)Angrboda Wrote: It wasn't intended to argue that case.  What it was intended to do was provide an inductive argument against believing in arguments for objective morals that ...
vulcanlogician Philosophy 67 712 May 7, 2021 at 2:58 pm
    Thread: Science Nerds: Could Jupiter's Magnetic Field be harvested for energy?
Post: RE: Science Nerds: Could Jupiter's Magnetic Field ...

That's a real bummer. I also wanted to make the Mercurials resistant to radiation too, but it seems such a thing might not be scientifically viable. Maybe there is some kind of animal that can possibl...
vulcanlogician Physical Sciences 27 341 May 7, 2021 at 1:03 pm
    Thread: Science Nerds: Could Jupiter's Magnetic Field be harvested for energy?
Post: RE: Science Nerds: Could Jupiter's Magnetic Field ...

My next issue is Mars. In my setting, Mars was terraformed, but the terraforming was incomplete. Also, Martian citizens (who were human at the time of colonization) used genetic manipulation to make t...
vulcanlogician Physical Sciences 27 341 May 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm
    Thread: What are you all playing right now?
Post: RE: What are you all playing right now?

(May 7, 2021 at 10:47 am)Angrboda Wrote: I just picked up Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 for cheap.  Looking to try them. BG 1 & 2... I consider them one game really... the best CRPG I've ever played b...
vulcanlogician Gaming 649 39770 May 7, 2021 at 10:54 am
    Thread: Number 5's Surreal Creepy Film Collection
Post: RE: Number 5's Surreal Creepy Film Collection

I just got Amazon Prime video. Can anyone recommend weird flicks I can watch there? I am really not impressed with their library, but I bet there are some gems in it.
vulcanlogician The Arts 51 456 May 7, 2021 at 10:42 am
    Thread: What are you all playing right now?
Post: RE: What are you all playing right now?

(May 7, 2021 at 10:31 am)HappySkeptic Wrote: DA Inquisition had real flaws.  The romance had no real payoff, and the gameplay was mostly a boring grind. DAI is so much of a sandbox that it breaks im...
vulcanlogician Gaming 649 39770 May 7, 2021 at 10:40 am
    Thread: What are you all playing right now?
Post: RE: What are you all playing right now?

(May 7, 2021 at 10:22 am)Eleven Wrote: Side note: I was thinking of purchasing the Mass Effect bundle for the PC since I never played the first two games. I have played Andromeda on the PS4, and enj...
vulcanlogician Gaming 649 39770 May 7, 2021 at 10:31 am
    Thread: What are you all playing right now?
Post: RE: What are you all playing right now?

(May 6, 2021 at 9:49 pm)Eleven Wrote: @HappySkeptic @vulcanlogician I began DAII having the same issues I have in the past. I tried the mage, then the rogue, and even on casual setting I just cou...
vulcanlogician Gaming 649 39770 May 7, 2021 at 10:17 am
    Thread: What are you all playing right now?
Post: RE: What are you all playing right now?

(May 5, 2021 at 4:42 pm)HappySkeptic Wrote: (May 4, 2021 at 8:51 pm)Eleven Wrote: Since it's the only game in the series I never officially finished, I think I'll attempt a replay of Dragon Age II...
vulcanlogician Gaming 649 39770 May 5, 2021 at 4:50 pm
    Thread: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds
Post: RE: Moral Obligations toward Possible Worlds

(May 5, 2021 at 4:37 pm)Anomalocaris Wrote: define moral obligation. Something you ought to do for moral reasons. That's one (simple) definition.
vulcanlogician Philosophy 67 712 May 5, 2021 at 4:46 pm
    Thread: Chicken Shortage?
Post: RE: Chicken Shortage?

As the old saying goes, "If you count your chickens before they've hatched, it will create supply chain issues leaving the consumer unfulfilled, therefore don't." I think that's how the saying goes.
vulcanlogician Off Topic 11 159 May 5, 2021 at 4:01 pm