[T]he need for interpretation is evidence of the fallacy of a statement. ---" find it very hard to believe that you will enable you to quickly and accurately interpret the Qu'ran when there appears to be much disagreement even within adherents to t
(reposted) [Y]ou can claim you have done sufficient due diligence to warrant your words against retribution. That is all you can claim. Otherwise you can speak to the air (yourself) but not to another. If you have done so you can err, or your in
[N]ow, without protection all of their accumulated potential - what we call assets - from the imposition of costs, what do people DO? Not what do we WISH they did - because that is fantasy - but what do people do? They retaliate. That's what they do.
(Via Francesco Principi) "The xenophobia expressed in environments with high pathogen severity creates barriers to intergroup cooperation. These barriers cause greater poverty in environments with increased pathogen severity, in addition to the direct
[W]e have this tragic categorial bias in the west wherein we classify religions by their advertising rather than their content.
[I] think that love (noun) refers to the condition in which one's happiness depends on another's. And therefore to love (verb) must mean to act in a manner consistent with this condition prevailing. If we adopt these as our definitions, then it beco
----"As if Jim could answer that without first RECOGNIZING the FACT of your question."---- [T]his is an interesting example, so lets use it. You observe the text, determine the question, can make sense of it, and therefore determine it exists. T
(snippet of debate we can learn from) [I] almost always operate under the assumption that genes do the talking and that the rational mind needs assistance in overcoming the influence of accumulated cognitive bias in favor of one's reproductive strategy
[H]ere is the thing about Christianity: the extension of kinship love to non-kin and the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. Our people have lower sensitivity to (disgust for) out-groups anyway. But between our genetic bias as cold weather folk, c
RE: http://selfadoration.com/for-luke-williams-heres-a-com…/8123 ---"or the aggressively-unreadable Doolittle."---- You know, I want to say 'ouch' but, I have to just own it. lol. On the other hand have you read Hegel? Wittgenstein? Heideg