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Forum: Politics 04/21/13, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 137,726
Posted By bung
A few things immediately catch my attention from...

A few things immediately catch my attention from that chart that could serve as points of contention. Although, I'm not sure I understand it exactly. Do you have the article from which it was...
Forum: Politics 04/20/13, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 137,726
Posted By bung
You seem to be saying that social structures and...

You seem to be saying that social structures and practices influence individual ideas, and the freedom of the individual (ie; their ideas) can influence social structures and practices (which means...
Forum: Politics 04/19/13, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 137,726
Posted By bung
The point I made was not sophistical, but...

The point I made was not sophistical, but psychological. But let's pass that over. Of course ideas in themselves don't change anything. But the mere expression of an idea is an action, and that is...
Forum: Politics 04/18/13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 137,726
Posted By bung
The phrase "ideas do not mean anything"...

The phrase "ideas do not mean anything" is self-refuting, as the phrase itself is an idea, thus rendering it meaningless. If ideas mean nothing, if they are not instigators of social change, then...
Forum: Politics 04/18/13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,710
Posted By bung
Well it's worth pointing out that, in reference...

Well it's worth pointing out that, in reference to the link posted a few posts above, that the American Academy of Pediatrics claims that the benefits of circumcision outweigh the small risks...
Forum: Politics 04/17/13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,710
Posted By bung
Eh, children's autonomy is so severely limited in...

Eh, children's autonomy is so severely limited in so many respects that I don't find that to be a particularly convincing principle to follow, even here. As for adolescents in the 14 - 17 age range,...
Forum: Politics 04/16/13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,710
Posted By bung
According the the Wikipedia page...

According the the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision), studies by the CDC and John Hopkins University conclude that male circumcision is cost-effective because it reduces the...
Forum: Politics 04/12/13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,710
Posted By bung
If a hypothetical religion required parents to...

If a hypothetical religion required parents to beat their children, because its adherents believed God wanted that, because they sincerely believed that it somehow made their children into stronger...
Forum: Politics 03/28/13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,589
Posted By bung
It is amazing. Kahneman should be required...

It is amazing. Kahneman should be required reading for any psychology or economics major--economics especially.

I haven't read that other one, though. It might be worth checking out.
Forum: Politics 03/20/13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,589
Posted By bung
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c1/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow.jpg/200px-Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow.jpg

Read this...
Forum: General 03/13/13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 439,134
Posted By bung
UmZUUnBiURU

UmZUUnBiURU
Forum: Politics 03/01/13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 137,726
Posted By bung
Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic...

Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence (lightbox.time.com/2013/02/27/photographer-as-witness-a-portrait-of-domestic-violence/#1)
Forum: Personal Life 03/01/13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,615
Posted By bung
Mostly this. But it also sounds like your friend...

Mostly this.

But it also sounds like your friend needs to learn that some things aren't a big deal, and this is one of them. Although telling her that probably won't help the situation.
Forum: Politics 02/03/13, 04:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,307
Posted By bung
Understandable. I also had similar sentiments to...

Understandable. I also had similar sentiments to your own not long ago, but I would urge you to reconsider. It's almost 40 years old, but Animal Liberation...
Forum: Politics 02/02/13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5,533
Views: 391,315
Posted By bung
Many people still think that morality is dictated...

Many people still think that morality is dictated by, or can only be followed properly in reference to, God. And because people generally don't care for people who they see as different than...
Forum: Politics 02/02/13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,307
Posted By bung
They are delicious, but that doesn't really make...

They are delicious, but that doesn't really make it acceptable to contribute to the torture of billions of them, does it?
Forum: Politics 01/22/13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5,533
Views: 391,315
Posted By bung
Link...

Link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9816803/Religion-does-not-make-you-love-your-neighbour-study.html). I searched for the actual study, but I couldn't find it. I don't think it's been...
Forum: General 01/22/13, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9,979
Views: 1,113,616
Posted By bung
Ha, I literally just saw this five minutes ago...

Ha, I literally just saw this five minutes ago and was about to post it.
Forum: Personal Life 01/20/13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,308
Posted By bung
We seem to be in agreement, then.

We seem to be in agreement, then.
Forum: Personal Life 01/20/13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,308
Posted By bung
I do not see it as very complicated at all,...

I do not see it as very complicated at all, actually. In fact, I would argue that if the arguments were presented side-by-side, then the conclusion that raising animals for their meat is unethical...
Forum: Personal Life 01/20/13, 03:46 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,308
Posted By bung
All of that is true. However, I would also add...

All of that is true. However, I would also add that most people never bother to seek out arguments that fundamentally question their dietary choices. Everyone else--whether they are presented with...
Forum: Personal Life 01/19/13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,308
Posted By bung
I don't pay enough attention to PETA to really...

I don't pay enough attention to PETA to really have too informed an opinion on them, but it seems to me that if we really consider the fact that not only are millions upon millions of animals killed...
Forum: Personal Life 01/18/13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 28,134
Posted By bung
I love how a three-year-old thread was bumped so...

I love how a three-year-old thread was bumped so you could tell everyone that you lost your virginity when you were 18 and drunk. I find that funny.
Forum: Personal Life 01/11/13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,107
Posted By bung
I received a package in the mail of the previous...

I received a package in the mail of the previous occupant who lived in my apartment. I decided to open it out of curiosity, and it was a bottle of alprazolam (Xanax). I decided to seal it back up...
Forum: Politics 01/11/13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,778
Posted By bung
At the risk of being overly pedantic, that would...

At the risk of being overly pedantic, that would still be only a correlation, actually. People say that smoking cigarettes causes cancer, but strictly speaking that's incorrect. Smoking cigarettes...


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