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by flash2015
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 2336

Re: Freedom!

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by flash2015
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 2336

Re: Freedom!

For me, life isn't too bad now. Just got back from my first real international vacation since COVID began (Italy). While there were a few additional complexities with travelling it was mostly smooth sailing which was great. Not everything has gone well over the past few months though. Australia is g...
by flash2015
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 2031

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Trump negotiated a piss poor deal that the Taliban instantly violated. Biden had it easily within his power to use the violation to invalidate Trump's deal and act however he believed to be appropriate. What he believed to be appropriate, however, was to throw the Afghan population under the same b...
by flash2015
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 1363

Re: Arguments for God

CosmicSkeptic does a decent takedown of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P28hy8JRYUk His debate/discussion with William Lane Craig on the Kalam-Cosmological is honestly the main reason this thread was triggered. I think this discussion was misunderstood. It wasn't in any way shape or form a deba...
by flash2015
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 1363

Re: Arguments for God

CosmicSkeptic does a decent takedown of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P28hy8JRYUk
by flash2015
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 1363

Re: Arguments for God

Isn't this all just a mental masturbation exercise? Even if this higher being exists, if I can't provably interact with it or use the assumption of its existence to predict the future then it is irrelevant. Even if such an entity exists, I argue it is the height of hubris to believe that said entit...
by flash2015
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 1363

Re: Arguments for God

Isn't this all just a mental masturbation exercise? Even if this higher being exists, if I can't provably interact with it or use the assumption of its existence to predict the future then it is irrelevant. Even if such an entity exists, I argue it is the height of hubris to believe that said entity...
by flash2015
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buy potatoes online
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: Buy potatoes online

I prefer to grow sweet potatoes in a greenhouse, I bought everything I need for this, and this year I even equipped the lighting. I don't have a lot of light behind my house, there is not enough greenhouses. When I ordered King Plus 1200W phytolamps, it got better. Plants do not stretch too high - ...
by flash2015
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Adblock Plus Not Blocking Twitch Ads
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Adblock Plus Not Blocking Twitch Ads

What about ublock origin?
by flash2015
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now

Is it only a UK problem? The US is experiencing labour shortages causing inflation: https://www.businessinsider.com/labor-shortage-chicken-prices-laynes-chicken-fingers-texas-inflation-2021-7 https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chicken-prices-rise-as-poultry-plants-struggle-to-find-workers-201846549.html...
by flash2015
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 1359

Re: Southern Border

What I don't understand is why no one fixed the title...
by flash2015
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 1359

Re: Southern Boarder

Your ignorance is very much on display today, Jamie. I used to live there and know Venezuela's situation rather better than "misogynist white Jamie who knows best" Over the course of our debates you've been a Liberal Democrat David Cameron supporter who was also a Labour Party member who voted for ...
by flash2015
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 1359

Re: Southern Boarder

Your ignorance is very much on display today, Jamie. I used to live there and know Venezuela's situation rather better than "misogynist white Jamie who knows best" Over the course of our debates you've been a Liberal Democrat David Cameron supporter who was also a Labour Party member who voted for ...
by flash2015
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: M68 SIGNUPS --//-- Guns N' Roses Mafia
Replies: 103
Views: 4281

Re: M68 SIGNUPS --//-- Guns N' Roses Mafia

Don't be shy, add your name. Signup List: GM: Vecna Co-GM: Dargorygel 1. Damo666 2. ghug 3. Jamiet99uk (He/Him) 4. Worcej 5. brainbomb 6. foodcoats 7. Eden 8. Macca573 (They/Them) 9. Rdrivera2005 10. bonatogether 11. Brian 12. Chaqa 13. EMC 14. snowy 15. Johnny Big Horse 16. your name 17. 18. 19. 2...
by flash2015
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: M68 SIGNUPS --//-- Guns N' Roses Mafia
Replies: 103
Views: 4281

Re: M68 SIGNUPS --//-- Guns N' Roses Mafia

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by flash2015
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Truth, Ignorance and Faith
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Truth, Ignorance and Faith

Human welfare has absolutely increased. Not to be rude, you are denying reality if you think otherwise. We can go back and talk about Malthus...and the belief that increasing population would lead to starvation. We were supposed to have starved long before now. We have avoided this fate through incr...
by flash2015
Sun May 30, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Truth, Ignorance and Faith
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Truth, Ignorance and Faith

I think my reason for linking them is that in the absence of proof (for example of the twin prime conjecture) you have to take it on faith. (Ok in mathematics, they might start with 'assume the twin primes conjectures; then...' and go on to prove other things. Which I guess isn't what most people w...
by flash2015
Sat May 29, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Truth, Ignorance and Faith
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Truth, Ignorance and Faith

The second video on "Ignorance" is interesting enough...but it was a bit all over the place. It was also perhaps a bit too ideological rather than sticking to specific philosophical concepts. I have some sympathy for some of the things mentioned...but in the end I wasn't really sure what to take out...
by flash2015
Fri May 28, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Truth, Ignorance and Faith
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Truth, Ignorance and Faith

There is an effort, that I have seen many times, to suggest that since maths (or science), can't answer everything...then I can disregard them when I feel like it. This is postmodernist nonsense.
by flash2015
Fri May 28, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Truth, Ignorance and Faith
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Truth, Ignorance and Faith

I am not really seeing the connection between the first video and the other two videos. While I do like Veritasium videos at times, he is presenting the topic in a bit of a click-baity way. The video is discussing the limitations of mathematical proofs. When he says "Truth =/= Provable" he really me...