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by snoopy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "Google manifesto"
Replies: 42
Views: 1759

Re: "Google manifesto"

See what you think of this article about sex bias in STEM fields snoopy. https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~srugheimer/Women_in_STEM_Resources.html Yeah - I see it all the time at work (I work in STEM) - in subtle ways. My bottom line when I'm hiring (again, for STEM positions) - I want to find people wh...
by snoopy
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "Google manifesto"
Replies: 42
Views: 1759

Re: "Google manifesto"

"Projection" nothing, this is the very definition of dog-whistle politics. Or to use a popular meme, "I'm not saying it's aliens...but aliens." Stated or not, you don't write something like that without having one specific purpose in mind. As far as authority goes, I'd challenge you to find a singl...
by snoopy
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "Google manifesto"
Replies: 42
Views: 1759

Re: "Google manifesto"

Thanks for making some of my points. The rebuttal linked opens by claiming that the statements are incorrect, but that the [rebuttal's] author is not an authority in the field, so he'll leave it to others to prove their incorrectness. Turns out, the author [of the Google manifesto] is a biologist, a...
by snoopy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "Google manifesto"
Replies: 42
Views: 1759

"Google manifesto"

I don't know how many of you guys have been following the "Google manifesto" thing. It's fascinating me. For those who aren't following it: A Google employee submits a document internally within Google which addresses the subject of diversity, bias, and monoculture. (specifically within Google.) Doc...
by snoopy
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Righteous Arrogance
Replies: 57
Views: 1387

Re: Righteous Arrogance

I see a lot of assertions... no arguments. I notice that you conveniently neglected to assert that Jesus' existence was also fantasy... do you care to attempt that assertion? Because it's included in the previous statement. No adam and eve = no jesus (and so on and so forth. 'it follows'). Trying t...
by snoopy
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Michigan Anti Muslim
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: Michigan Anti Muslim

Ferno wrote:Guess they'd better pass a law banning circumcision.
You do understand the difference (In terms of lasting effects) between the two, correct?
by snoopy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "scienciness?"
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: "scienciness?"

To use a local phrase, I think that most of them trust the process: they understand that science is the best framework of tools humanity has to gain knowledge of the universe we live in, and that these tools allow us, through all of the messy dead ends and false leads and missteps, to keep improvin...
by snoopy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Would you sacrifice your son if God told you to?
Replies: 17
Views: 773

Re: Would you sacrifice your son if God told you to?

given that hearing voices(auditory hallucination) is sort of a core symptom of several severe mental illnesses(a knowledge base not available to the ancients), I'd be far too leery if still in control of my faculties. Consider the history between God and Abraham to this point: Abraham has heard qui...
by snoopy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 25
Views: 1044

Re: Happy Easter

Indoctrinating children can never be a good thing. I love how people talk about zombies, spaghetti monsters and “fairy tales” but then get all gushy when something fits a certain narrative. Exactly. What leftist atheists don't get is that they're on the menu after Christians and Jews are taken out ...
by snoopy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bwahahahaha! Google's 'rainbow doodle'
Replies: 38
Views: 799

Re: Bwahahahaha! Google's 'rainbow doodle'

This reminds me slightly of the "coexist" bumper stickers that irk me. I don't have an issue with the idea of getting along with those around me, including those that hold different beliefs. I do have an issue with any overtones that I should validate other beliefs with which I disagree. How about ...
by snoopy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "scienciness?"
Replies: 8
Views: 528

"scienciness?"

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/the_march_for_science_was_eerily_religious.html Interesting article. As an engineer, I feel like I hit this type of thing a lot: people who make scientific-sounding statements or arguments which are really quite undeveloped or quite b...
by snoopy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bwahahahaha! Google's 'rainbow doodle'
Replies: 38
Views: 799

Re: Bwahahahaha! Google's 'rainbow doodle'

This reminds me slightly of the "coexist" bumper stickers that irk me. I don't have an issue with the idea of getting along with those around me, including those that hold different beliefs. I do have an issue with any overtones that I should validate other beliefs with which I disagree. What irks m...
by snoopy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 25
Views: 1044

Re: Happy Easter

I lurk every once in a while...

So, how does he get it? Does he get it because he's helping kids, or because he's being "religiously inclusive?"
by snoopy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Righteous Arrogance
Replies: 57
Views: 1387

Re: Righteous Arrogance

You're kidding snoopy. you're seriously going to pull an argument from authority with the bible? It is essentially rumor, heresy and outright fantasy. There is no anthropological, historical, seismic, geologic or paleontological evidence supporting anything in the bible. Zero evidence of any kind s...
by snoopy
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: [Split] Topics and Moderating
Replies: 74
Views: 1470

Re: Righteous Arrogance

like I say, I'd like to know how, seeing as how religion is a major source of ethics, and politics is just philosophy put to action. ...and religion is a pretty large branch of philosophy... The discussion / commentary used to be more lengthy, more introspective, and more logically responsible... b...
by snoopy
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Righteous Arrogance
Replies: 57
Views: 1387

Re: Righteous Arrogance

1. I wouldn't exactly bank on what Sam Harris has to say about religion in general... his level of scholarship on the matter isn't exactly high quality I would expect that assessment of an atheist by a theist that actually believes in the words written in those multiple thousand year old tomes of r...
by snoopy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Righteous Arrogance
Replies: 57
Views: 1387

Re: Righteous Arrogance

1. I wouldn't exactly bank on what Sam Harris has to say about religion in general... his level of scholarship on the matter isn't exactly high quality. 2. All of the blind hate for Christianity that I see displayed is nothing more than that - blind hate. If you want to present a credible case for w...
by snoopy
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Human sexuality class...
Replies: 34
Views: 660

Re: Human sexuality class...

what a steaming pile of BS, especially your assumptions. Continue fighting the war AGAINST education, your puppetmasters approve. I don't know about the assumptions... but I do agree that a human sexuality teacher sitting up there and opining on the election in such terms is a load of BS. That isn'...
by snoopy
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Random Evolution?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Random Evolution?

So are you saying that you think there's a gene sequence that dictates/creates a "rapid mutation" capability in cells? I can see that being plausible.
by snoopy
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Random Evolution?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Random Evolution?

Stumbled on this today: link (feel free to look for your own sources if you wish to question the source's bias: maybe thing like this ) Research seems to be indicating that genetic mutation isn't merely a random event - but that cells display a feedback loop of sorts which control genetic mutation -...
by snoopy
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Backlash
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Re: Backlash

So now people without college are considered “uneducated”. In the 21st century? Absolutely. Or at the very least they're uneducated in the complex realms that define modern international politics, or global economic systems, or proper applications of scientific discoveries, or any number of other f...
by snoopy
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Now that the shoe is on the other foot...
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Now that the shoe is on the other foot...

Being intolerant of intolerance is not itself intolerance. Not only that, but there is a massive and fundamental difference between opposing a person's political stances and policies, and opposing who they are fundamentally as a person. Thanks for the good example of the SJW's flawed logic. Being i...
by snoopy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Now that the shoe is on the other foot...
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Now that the shoe is on the other foot...

link

Interesting piece pointing out Trump-induced hypocrisy.
by snoopy
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: I admire Americans
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: I admire Americans

Don't too much... they're all banned thanks to their bets. In a few weeks it'll be back to business as normal.
by snoopy
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Dow Jones
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Dow Jones

My comment on the other thread applies both ways: Right now whatever the Dow is doing pretty well embodies a self-fulfilling prophecy, considering that Trump has another couple months before he can make any presidential impact on the economy. The investor types might do well to wait and see what he ...
by snoopy
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: guess the 2016 election game
Replies: 75
Views: 1533

Re: guess the 2016 election game

★■◆● graciousness. Half of the people in this country voted for a racist, misogynist, anti-intellectual, small-minded, petty, temperamental, general piece of human excrement. For ★■◆●'s sake, this is a man who COULD NOT BE ★■◆● TRUSTED TO RUN A TWITTER ACCOUNT. A grown man. And yet he is someone th...
by snoopy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: I voted, did you?
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: I voted, did you?

Yes.
by snoopy
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Gun Bans work
Replies: 27
Views: 794

Re: Gun Bans work

I believe you know a thing or two about the field, so I'll take your word for it.
by snoopy
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Kids in Minnesota pick...
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Kids in Minnesota pick...

Jeff250 wrote:Conservatives have more children than liberals.
The kids could also have just been trolling. When it ultimately means nothing, I'm more willing to do something "just for the lols."
by snoopy
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Gun Bans work
Replies: 27
Views: 794

Re: Gun Bans work

so, Woody, explain Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Fentamyl, etc, etc. I'm guessing that's directed at me? Those are all supposedly controlled substances, right? I think it's supposed to go something like this: low mental alteration/low addictive qualities = over the counter; mid mental alteration/mid addi...
by snoopy
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Gun Bans work
Replies: 27
Views: 794

Re: Gun Bans work

Well, http://seanduffy.typepad.com/.a/6a00e55168107b883300e55314cb6f8833-pi :twisted2: See that's what i'm talking about. Back in the day, that was called medicine. Now, it's called a drug. Yes... in heroin's case it's a story of utter failure: they tried to come up with a drug that didn't cause as...
by snoopy
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Pardoner-in-Chief
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Pardoner-in-Chief

There are plenty of things that "people will always like" for which I doubt that you'd apply a similar argument. The bottom line: drug use isn't victim less and it's illegal. If you choose to do it (regardless of whether you think it should or shouldn't be illegal), you participate in and enable cr...
by snoopy
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Pardoner-in-Chief
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Pardoner-in-Chief

What about all of the DEAD PEOPLE in Mexico/South America and the Caribbean from drug cartel violence? I think it's cute that you're blaming drug users as if it was their decision to criminalize the drug trade. Here's a protip: People like to get high. Always have, always will. When you criminalize...
by snoopy
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Sorry Rush...
Replies: 44
Views: 786

Re: Sorry Rush...

au contraire, I understand it more than you do, apparently. If you wish to make a case for your take, you're welcome to make it on PM. And speaking of misunderstanding, I noticed you slipped in Atheism in with slavers, nazis and supremacists. That's extremely dismissive and pretentious... another t...
by snoopy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Sorry Rush...
Replies: 44
Views: 786

Re: Sorry Rush...

Ferno wrote:If you depend on your theology to be a guide for your morality, you have a real problem.

because here you're saying "I do good things because I'm scared I'll be punished" instead of saying "I do good things because I value other people".
Clearly you misunderstand what the Bible has to teach.
by snoopy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Sorry Rush...
Replies: 44
Views: 786

Re: Sorry Rush...

Vision hits the nail on the head, at least with snoopy's position. Theology is not morality. Note that you changed what vision said. My theology is absolutely the source of my morality. For all people, their philosophy (of which theology is a portion) is their source of morality. Vision begs the qu...
by snoopy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Sorry Rush...
Replies: 44
Views: 786

Re: Sorry Rush...

Nobody's perfect. I think snoopy chose the wrong word: "respect" isn't what he was talking about. I wouldn't suggest infringing on Rush's human rights, but I have no respect for his character or actions. He is a terrible person who uses his position to harm others both directly and indirectly; quit...
by snoopy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Sorry Rush...
Replies: 44
Views: 786

Re: Sorry Rush...

You, also, are dehumanizing people and you've done a fine job of putting yourself at the level of which you accuse them. Then explain why a lot of them talk and act the same way. it starts with accepting everyone as a valuable human being so you can move on to having quality rational conversations ...
by snoopy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Sorry Rush...
Replies: 44
Views: 786

Re: Sorry Rush...

If Rush Limbaugh's caustic mouth is OK for a human being to spout all over the airwaves as insipid trash and hateful rhetoric, then I must be from another planet. Maybe it's time to go back to that planet because everything he spouts is an anathema to every decent human being in this country and th...
by snoopy
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Sorry Rush...
Replies: 44
Views: 786

Re: Sorry Rush...

I guess it's the is it intolerant to not tolerate intolerance kind of question. In any case, when it comes to hate, tunnelcat would seem to be one of the least guilty of hate on this board, and Rush, in general, would seem to be one of the most guilty. I guess I don't know where saying this puts me...