Tuesday, March 31, 2015
What women really wanted, all along.
Wait long enough and maybe everything the Nazis did that shocked the conscience of the Christian West will become perfectly ordinary, for obvious reasons.
Ah, that long, slow death of God.
One way or another, that's where it's going.
Questions For Indiana’s Critics
When they told you "Of course that will never happen" they were lying.
On the other hand, the conservatives are lying now when they claim it's not about the liberty to discriminate.
That is the issue when Christians refuse to participate in any way with gay marriages.
And that is also the issue when Christian motel owners refuse to rent rooms to un-married heterosexual couples or to persons of the same sex they suspect of being homosexual couples.
Liberals rightly point out that many people in the past and perhaps some even now wish to discriminate in similar ways against couples of mixed race, citing religious reasons.
Of course, they also denounce such people as abusing religion to hide bigotry, eerily echoing Obama's liberal propaganda that Islamic terrorists are hijacking, abusing, or lying that their activities have a religious sanction.
But the basic point is right.
What's at stake here is the freedom to discriminate, supported by an alleged right to do so for religious reasons and opposed by an alleged right not to be discriminated against.
Guess which moral allegation cuts ice, today?
Monday, March 30, 2015
Juan Williams: Boehner, Israel and race
Also, the Republicans are racist because they are mostly white and all their efforts at suppression of Democratic votes are actually racist.
The story, posted at 1018 EDT, reports an event at 0930 EST.
1 Dead In Shooting At NSA Headquarters After Men In Drag Try To Ram Gate
That sort of thing takes us a long way from materialism and "naturalism" as well as nominalism.
But it seems very natural to me.
The past is not necessary but only changeless.
In this it does not differ from the future.
They differ in that the future has not happened, yet, and the past has.
The A series is real, but so is the future.
So called "logical determinism" is true.
So I think.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Suppose the brain is the Ego, the mind, the soul, the intellect, the self, that mental events are distinct from physical events, and non-redundant interactionism is true (think philosophical swerve).
Then in a case of interaction we can think of physical events as input and other physical events as output that the input physical events do not themselves cause; they are caused by intervening mental events, singly or in chains or in complexes, that themselves originate with the input physical events.
If a particular physical brain event as input causes a particular thinking event, do thinking events ever cause such physical brain events as output?
Are thinking events correlated with physical brain events in such wise that the occurrence of either causes the other?
Are any of those that seem to be voluntary choices not caused by preceding events, physical or mental, but instead simply by the self?
This rejects the "bundle theory" of mind that originated with Hume and is popular with some contemporary philosophers of mind.
This seems an uncontroversial extension of the principle of the indiscernibility of identicals,