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Obama has done it. Democrat officials in California have done it. Give them a taste of their own medicine.
Sounds like the order-following professionals that killed demonstrators in Tianamen Square. Or the order-following professionals who carried out Hitler's Final Solution. Order-following professionals with no conscience.
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Princess Caroline Wants to Be Anointed

Bob4419 Wrote: Jul 06, 2013 11:59 PM
What's with her face? She looks like she's severely dehydrated. Those aren't normal aging wrinkles.
On the other hand, I have to give him credit for what he said in this clip. Bill Maher defending Christians? I never thought I'd see the day.
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Progressives’ Ultimate Fetish

Bob4419 Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 11:52 AM
Ideologies have an effect on mental health. Read some of the more esoteric feminist theory, and some of its epistemological applications bear a striking resemblance to symptoms in the DSM-IV.
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Progressives’ Ultimate Fetish

Bob4419 Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 11:44 AM
Well, that's the progressive caricature of what conservatives are all about.
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A Racial Revolution?

Bob4419 Wrote: May 19, 2012 3:55 PM
It's philosophy. Admittedly, it's a far remove from practical thought and activity. But science was natural philosophy, and highly speculative, before it was an accepted intellectual tool and institutionalized. Socrates' intuitive discovery of the force of contradiction was seen as an almost mystical power in his day. -- Perhaps if you read more carefully, you'd see that there isn't much that's esoteric in what's above, which is one of the more common vehicles of the intellectually pretentious. There's paradox, but it's presented in accessible terms.
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A Racial Revolution?

Bob4419 Wrote: May 19, 2012 3:29 PM
-- But the unambiguous distinctness of objectification implies a negation of causation, since the ability of one thing to affect another entails a kind of existential dependency of one thing on another, violating existential distinctness. Though in practical thought, we simply skip over this problem, the negation of causation, and hence, the attractive connectedness that holds ordinary-sized material things together, was the basis of Hume's radical skepticism, and via Husserl, the basis of "post"-modernism.
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A Racial Revolution?

Bob4419 Wrote: May 19, 2012 3:25 PM
gravity be viewed as a separate entity, an "invisible force," thus enabling him to quantify it and do the math. He didn't argue, BTW, that he was providing a "neutral" description of reality, but that it would be fruitful to view gravity through a mathematical lens (in the opening passages of the Principia). The means of empiricism rely on objectification, and this treats objects as unambiguously distinct from one another, and hence countable and mathematizable. What Newton did was to objectify gravity, and this led to much empowerment of modern science.
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A Racial Revolution?

Bob4419 Wrote: May 19, 2012 3:18 PM
Most of them were about the limitations of empiricism-- not to refute it, but merely to recognize its limited scope. A small example concerns gravity. Newton refered to gravity alternately as an invisible force and as a property of matter, and by the usual criteria for properties of things, it qualifies as a property of matter-- it's always and only present in the presence of matter, and its location is closely associated with the location of matter, etc. But gravity extends to infinity (diminishing in "density" with distance), and it makes for a messy universe if every material thing, with respect to "its" gravity, extends to infinity and in a sense "occupies" the same space as other material things. Newton's genius was to stipulate that
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