"I am a scientist and will start my PhD next year. Your cousin is pulling an old trick that many religious people like to use to "prove" god. They introduce a lot of logical real arguments in quick succession and quickly introduce a logical…"
"I would agree with much of what was said below. The mark of a good scholar is the ability to filter out jargon and unnecessary complexities in order to stay grounded, connected to those around him/her, and relate what he/she has learned to…"
"Nevermind, I got where I was going with that by taking a step back from the Rousseau popular sovereignty social contract and going back to Epicurus' basic "agree to neither harm nor be harmed." This seems to take care of the…"
"Well, but what happens when the social contract agreed upon by the majority in a given place at a given time causes the oppression of an Other?
For example, when slavery was still a part of everyday American life... treating other human beings…"
"I tell you what, Greg. You ask your smart-ass cousin to write down his "proof" so you can post it on here for critical analysis. After all, that is the scientific process - you don't just discover something then keep it hidden to the…"
"I pulled up "An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata" by Peter Linz on books24x7, Its a text on the theory of computation. Looks like it might be worth while study if you're interested in the mathematical basis of what can…"
"See that's kind of what i figured based on what he had talked about in previous conversations and this one as well... The way i figure it without having actually read any of his literature is that it's an argument from ignorance a la…"
"Im sure when Gaaaaaawd appeared to the illiterate Bedouins he appealed to their understanding of meta-language and their firm grasp of elementary number theory to prove his existence to others. Its simple to see that these ideas should have…"
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