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by Tom
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Spanish political upset
Replies: 84
Views: 2382

To believe that the Spanish voters rejected their current government because they were scared of Al Qai-da is frankly based on ignorance. Many Spanish people were disgusted when the government cynically tried to use the tragedy for election purposes. The going government denies it but it looks like ...
by Tom
Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Georgia Takes on 'Evolution'
Replies: 55
Views: 2806

SIAT (shacking in abject terror)

not laughing at all.

Dark ages indeed.
by Tom
Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: The Hutton Report
Replies: 9
Views: 860

All of you seem to think that the BBC deserves criticism. Lets get a sense of proportion. The BBC might have been a bit slack in its editorial control and slow to apologise. But lets face it - you can't shackle your top reporters - if you do they produce mediocre journalism, the flip side is that th...
by Tom
Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: The Hutton Report
Replies: 9
Views: 860

The Hutton Report

Lord Hutton Senior law Lord Brian Hutton has published his report into the suicide of weapons expert Dr. Kelly. Dr Kelly committed suicide when this name was leaked to the press by the ministry of defence MOD. The Hutton report Has looked into not only who was to blame for the outing of Kelly’s name...
by Tom
Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: artsy and cultural associations (stay on topic!)
Replies: 61
Views: 2121

Originally posted by fable
Dante's Beatrice


Hell brings joy
by Tom
Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Good and Evil (spam lite)
Replies: 34
Views: 2210

@ curdis you seem a bit on edge lately... this is nothing but a relaxed discussion among friends. Are they stressing you out down under? I brought up utilitarianism because it, in its classical formulation, is simple and unambiguous. Rather more complex is the issue whether the truth of moral statem...
by Tom
Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Good and Evil (spam lite)
Replies: 34
Views: 2210

Originally posted by fable I don't know that most people would agree withyour next to last statement. As for the last one, it seems that Utilitarianism, if I understand you correctly, doesn't define good and bad but rather swaps them out for degrees of pleasure or gain. (Not necessarily material ga...
by Tom
Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Good and Evil (spam lite)
Replies: 34
Views: 2210

According to utilitarianism the moral right action would be the one that involves the least suffering (or the most pleasure). I this case it might be very hard to determine what is the right course of action. If the choices cause the same amount of overall pain or pleasure then the choice is morally...
by Tom
Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 8822
Views: 247541

WHAT? :)
by Tom
Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Good and Evil (spam lite)
Replies: 34
Views: 2210

Originally posted by fable What about those who do evil believing it to be neither one thing or another, but simply the best way to survive? Truffaut once said that the Hitlers of this world only exist because of the millions of people who perform "little evils" on a daily basis. How does one recog...
by Tom
Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: A poll about you beliefs
Replies: 88
Views: 3198

YES YES YES

I still got it

"You have won! Advanced Arthur has been vanquished"

I love this site
:)
by Tom
Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: A poll about you beliefs
Replies: 88
Views: 3198

really like that site.

100% Logically consistent in the god thing - phew.

in the morallity i got "Your Moral Parsimony Score is 100%".


:D :D :D
by Tom
Fri Dec 19, 2003 10:11 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 20
Views: 1193

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

And just in case I don?t make it back to the board before 2005.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year.


:)
by Tom
Fri Dec 19, 2003 10:07 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: North Sea Museum
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Originally posted by Xandax
proberly cause I made a typoish error in my ealier post saying it was in North Sealand, when infact it was in North Jutland - completely differnet parts of Denmark.


Jutland is not really part of Denmark proper anyway. :p
by Tom
Fri Dec 19, 2003 10:04 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Chirac Backs Law to Keep Signs of Faith Out of School
Replies: 31
Views: 1638

Originally posted by CM I am not gonna commet on this because i will make racist remarks and upset many of the european posters. All i need to say is he is violating the EU Human Rights Chater. The rest is for the lawyers to handle. Having read some of your other posts I can?t believe that you woul...
by Tom
Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:58 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Chirac Backs Law to Keep Signs of Faith Out of School
Replies: 31
Views: 1638

I agree with fable. This is not born out of fascism but rather a misguided idea of enforcing secularism across the board. Another thing that might have added to the case for a ban is the fact that many women?s groups, including Islamic ones, have argued that forcing women to wear a veil is oppressiv...
by Tom
Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: The 25th anniversary of John Paul II's papacy (no spam)
Replies: 63
Views: 3079

I dislike all forms of religion and so I hope the entire RCC goes the same way as their pope. The RCC being humanistic at times? I must disagree. John XXIII is certainly an interesting pope but I don’t think he deserves much praise - exept perhaps for casting a bad light on the RCC. Will write more ...
by Tom
Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:20 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Flowchart editor
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Originally posted by garazdawi @Tom the problem is that I can't get X to start on my PC but that's another issua that I'm workin on..... I'll check Kivio out.... I've heard some good stuff about it.... now if only Icould get my WLAN card to work in Linux I would be flying....but I'm dreaming.... I ...
by Tom
Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:24 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Flowchart editor
Replies: 7
Views: 751

If you switch to Linux (free) you could use Kivio from KDE or dia (both free).

I haven’t tried them but have heard they are good.
by Tom
Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:30 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Cultural genocide in China?
Replies: 4
Views: 912

hi there HLD Good to see you back. Perhaps sanctions can work as HLD says; china would be hard hit and we are seeing a far more pragmatic approach, in some arrears, by the Chinese government. As for any European or US government having the guts to implement any kind of sanctions I seriously doubt - ...