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Prove honesty is virtuous!
#1
Prove honesty is virtuous!
Evolution is a wild beast.

How can honesty be favored, if dishonesty is equally beneficial to survive?

Self-honesty wise, back in the day,  wouldn't go with the Shamans and their stories and lies,  and self-deceiving yourself that you know them to be true, be better then refuting them and not uniting with your tribe/people on them.

At the same time, honesty to others,  could get you in trouble.  

Seems again, evolution favors both the evil and good. Where it suits us to be dishonest to ourselves and others for survival and thriving, we did it.

And where it didn't, it did not.

This a tip of the iceberg of the problem with morality and evolution.
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#2
RE: Prove honesty is virtuous!
Pure ignorance .Both of Biology and of Metaethics .

You simply fail at it all.
Seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy -- myself.

Inuit Proverb

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#3
RE: Prove honesty is virtuous!
(May 29, 2018 at 1:22 am)MysticKnight Wrote: Evolution is a wild beast.

How can honesty be favored, if dishonesty is equally beneficial to survive?

Self-honesty wise, back in the day,  wouldn't go with the Shamans and their stories and lies,  and self-deceiving yourself that you know them to be true, be better then refuting them and not uniting with your tribe/people on them.

At the same time, honesty to others,  could get you in trouble.  

Seems again, evolution favors both the evil and good. Where it suits us to be dishonest to ourselves and others for survival and thriving, we did it.

And where it didn't, it did not.

This a tip of the iceberg of the problem with morality and evolution.

Well, you said you wouldn't post anymore, yet here you are.  Is this current post an attempt to prove that you yourself are behaving morally by being dishonest?

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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#4
RE: Prove honesty is virtuous!
Maybe the sating should be changed to "Tact is the best policy".
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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RE: Prove honesty is virtuous!
(May 29, 2018 at 4:41 am)Chad32 Wrote: Maybe the sating should be changed to "Tact is the best policy".

Fair point.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Prove honesty is virtuous!
(May 29, 2018 at 1:22 am)MysticKnight Wrote: Evolution is a wild beast.

How can honesty be favored, if dishonesty is equally beneficial to survive?

Self-honesty wise, back in the day,  wouldn't go with the Shamans and their stories and lies,  and self-deceiving yourself that you know them to be true, be better then refuting them and not uniting with your tribe/people on them.

At the same time, honesty to others,  could get you in trouble.  

Seems again, evolution favors both the evil and good. Where it suits us to be dishonest to ourselves and others for survival and thriving, we did it.

And where it didn't, it did not.

This a tip of the iceberg of the problem with morality and evolution.
 "Evolution is a wild beast." WTF?
One thing you never see: A guy in Boston, Mass. with a Union flag yelling "The Nawth's gonna rise again!"






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RE: Prove honesty is virtuous!
(May 29, 2018 at 1:22 am)MysticKnight Wrote: Evolution is a wild beast.

How can honesty be favored, if dishonesty is equally beneficial to survive?

Self-honesty wise, back in the day,  wouldn't go with the Shamans and their stories and lies,  and self-deceiving yourself that you know them to be true, be better then refuting them and not uniting with your tribe/people on them.

At the same time, honesty to others,  could get you in trouble.  

Seems again, evolution favors both the evil and good. Where it suits us to be dishonest to ourselves and others for survival and thriving, we did it.

And where it didn't, it did not.

This a tip of the iceberg of the problem with morality and evolution.

Those pants make you look fat.

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Prove honesty is virtuous! Win fabulous prizes!
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#9
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"Prove that a made-up concept is really the same as the concept that we made up."
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#10
RE: Prove honesty is virtuous!
(May 29, 2018 at 1:22 am)MysticKnight Wrote: Prove honesty is virtuous!

Step one: turn honesty into a mathematical proposition without addition or subtraction.
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