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    Arikara6, thank you for the kind words. I'm...

    Arikara6, thank you for the kind words. I'm sorry to hear about your friend being discharged for such an irrelevant issue; it is so unfair to hear about so many good people being discriminated...
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    Sharonll, I apologize if my posts offended you or...

    Sharonll, I apologize if my posts offended you or anyone else on this forum. I know that I do not post much here anymore as my attention has wavered from my diet (much to the detriment of my health,...
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    I think some people will just drink a can of...

    I think some people will just drink a can of coconut milk as a quick way to incorporate more fat into their diet.
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    Ohhh these sound amazing!

    Ohhh these sound amazing!
  6. Thread: Primal Religion

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    I like your take on it; I hadn't thought of it in...

    I like your take on it; I hadn't thought of it in those terms before. I think that from both of our interpretations there is a sense of independence being encouraged. As in, I think that the phrase...
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    People have mentioned that bacteria live all over...

    People have mentioned that bacteria live all over the body. But aren't the bacteria which are found on the genitals (e. coli and such) much more likely to cause sickness than bacteria on other parts...
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    Seriously? You are asking for evidence after...

    Seriously? You are asking for evidence after your repeated refusals to provide any corroborating links for your statements? In case you have forgotten, here is exactly what you had to say about...
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    It saddens me that "It's the same as sugar!" is...

    It saddens me that "It's the same as sugar!" is considered a viable defense of HFCS. But then again, lots of people think that they are doing something healthy by drinking "Pepsi Throwback" or...
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    Ah, thank you; I can see now how the two would...

    Ah, thank you; I can see now how the two would overlap sometimes. Or perhaps environmental regulations would always involve restriction of resources? Interesting. Still, I think it's different...
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    Isn't there also a huge difference between...

    Isn't there also a huge difference between regulating private industry for safety/environmental concerns or regulating the distribution of wealth and resources? I just do not see how the two are...
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    Lol ;) It is a self-contradictory statement in a...

    Lol ;) It is a self-contradictory statement in a sense, but I question whether it is ambigious enough to render itself unaffected by its own criticism; I think that it primarily speaks to obstinate...
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    Right, because "cutting corners" to reduce...

    Right, because "cutting corners" to reduce operating costs isn't a valid business technique. That is the problem that I see: cutting costs taking precedence over concern for the safety or efficacy...
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    I'm really interested by this idea of retroactive...

    I'm really interested by this idea of retroactive self-regulation in the free market. I see how it could yield disastrous consequences in regard to irreversible environmental damage. My other...
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    "Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak,...

    "Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak, do not know." :D
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    I have nothing intelligent to add except to...

    I have nothing intelligent to add except to commend this statement. Thank you for better articulating what I was aiming for in a previous post.
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    Lol! That is amazing, Kuno. Thanks for sharing;...

    Lol! That is amazing, Kuno. Thanks for sharing; I totally want one!
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    SerialSinner, as always, very well said. I was...

    SerialSinner, as always, very well said.

    I was catching up on some of my news subs and found this clip to be amusingly relevant to this thread:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EsGZOGQIqI
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    Is there something unclear about the statement...

    Is there something unclear about the statement "Perhaps my view has been slanted by studying social contract theory this past semester"? I then talked a little bit about the precepts of the theory...
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    I guess I don't really follow Taoism; I just read...

    I guess I don't really follow Taoism; I just read the Tao Te Ching. One of my favorite things to do last summer was hike out in the middle of nowhere and sit down with a copy of the Tao Te Ching and...
  21. Thread: Arrogance?

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    That is brilliant, Sharonll; what a great way to...

    That is brilliant, Sharonll; what a great way to describe a change in perspective. Unfortunately, I still find myself falling into the former group. I wonder if reaching that latter point is...
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    Although I can see how it could be used to...

    Although I can see how it could be used to rationalize selfishness or Objectivism, I was actually seeing it as a rationalization for altruism and cooperation. Although betraying the other person...
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    I agree, Darth; it's the irrelevancy more than...

    I agree, Darth; it's the irrelevancy more than the nonexistence of supernatural entities which really strikes me.

    I also agree with what others have said about Taoism. I remember taking an Asian...
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    I guess that this is the crux of the problem...

    I guess that this is the crux of the problem which I do not fully understand right now. Perhaps my view has been slanted by studying social contract theory this past semester. I do not really...
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    Helen, I almost switched my major at school from...

    Helen, I almost switched my major at school from English to Philosophy over the past year, lol. :) The "watered-down" bit definitely wasn't my view of agnosticism; however, I didn't really know...
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