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  1. iangb

    Why do you bother?

    *Checks post history* *1000+ Abortion posts* *last Abortion post in July 2015* What bothered/bored me wasn't that people were unlikely to change their minds, it was that most posts were regurgitation of talking points rather than any actual attempt to justify those talking points. Arguing with...
  2. iangb

    Looking In To a Mirror At The Speed Of Light

    Dragonfly had it right. If the mirror is stationary relative to you then it doesn't matter how fast you and the mirror are going relative to anything else - you will still be able to see your reflection. Two addendums to this: 1) Although *you* would be able to see your reflection, anyone who...
  3. iangb

    My top 5 metal vocalist.

    Bonus three - the ladies. 1. Tarja Turenen (Nightwish pre-Aramanth) 2. Amy Lee (evanescence) 3. Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) Yes, I like my symphonic/melodic metal :)
  4. iangb

    My top 5 metal vocalist.

    1. Cory Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) 2. Anders Friden (In Flames) 3. Bjorn Strid (Soilwork)
  5. iangb

    Just when you thought socialised medical care was the answer . . .

    Clearly not that well informed - shotguns are entirely legal for sporting or hunting purposes. Utter nonsense, patient care is the primary concern of any medic. There are indeed very rare situations where some drugs are not available on the NHS - these are generally insanely expensive for only a...
  6. iangb

    May We Begin to Live Up to the Nature of Our Creed...

    If you can find examples of me sinking to their level, feel free to point them out. The question wasn't regarding how self-justified he was in his statements, or whether he was entitled to express them, or whether they were pragmatic - the question regarded whether those statements were made in...
  7. iangb

    May We Begin to Live Up to the Nature of Our Creed...

    I wasn't really addressing you with that part of the post; although I'm happy you've had your chance to respond. Nota is free to make her own mind up, as I mentioned previously, your words speak for themselves. Any comments on the rest of the post - my response to the OP? Having read through...
  8. iangb

    May We Begin to Live Up to the Nature of Our Creed...

    Compare that with the following (full posts provided with links - I'm not taking these out of context): If Jay wants to protest his innocence that's his clarification to make, but his words so far certainly tell a different story. You can make your own mind up. With regards the OP: two...
  9. iangb

    Just when you thought socialised medical care was the answer . . .

    Brit psychology. Come and see, one day :) Most of the time the decision is made by people with a far better medical and professional knowledge than the patient. Even then, an option is normally given. Did you not read all of what I wrote? Part of the time the medication that is proscribed to...
  10. iangb

    Just when you thought socialised medical care was the answer . . .

    You didn't have the confidence to quote me directly so I'd notice a response? I never claimed 'all of America is going bankrupt'. On the other hand, you did claim that "The us is not really a two tiered system because the folks that don't have insurance are a tremendous minority". So I repeat -...
  11. iangb

    Is morality subjective or objective?

    Really? 'Subjective' means it depends on the observer, not on the thing which is observed. Science is the study of the universe, not a study by the universe.
  12. iangb

    Dismemberment Abortion

    There is no such thing as *true* Christian morality. The morality of a particular Christian depends on their particular interpretation of the Bible, which varies from person to person - I don't think you can definitively state that your version is superior to everyone else's. There are a great...
  13. iangb

    But What If You're Wrong ...

    I know. It's your faulty logic that claimed otherwise - see the following quote of yours: Given that an infinite regress has no beginning, referencing a 'beginning' is illogical. You accuse me of faulty logic and then you just handwave in ad absurdum without any rationale behind it? For...
  14. iangb

    But What If You're Wrong ...

    Infinite regress and cause and effect do not oppose one another any more than infinity and counting oppose each other. By analogy: 1) Each number is followed by another number 2) Numbers go on infinitely. 3) Therefore it is impossible for each number to be followed by another number, because if...
  15. iangb

    Keith Ablow: “Men should be able to veto women’s abortions”[W:589]

    Re: Keith Ablow: “Men should be able to veto women’s abortions” It fits, but if you don't want to engage, I guess I'll rephrase. I'll number the sections and you can tell me at which point they stop making sense to you. For reference: I am trying to draw a distinction here between direct...
  16. iangb

    But What If You're Wrong ...

    As I stated in my last post, the point of an infinite regress is that there is no start. That's the nature of an infinite regress. Your argument here is literally "there must be a start to the universe, because if there wasn't then there would be no start to the universe!" That's circular logic.
  17. iangb

    Keith Ablow: “Men should be able to veto women’s abortions”[W:589]

    Re: Keith Ablow: “Men should be able to veto women’s abortions” You're just straight-up refusing to answer the question now. The question applies to both situations, and in doing so shows that the car analogy is valid. Refusing to answer it does not help you case; quite the opposite. All you...
  18. iangb

    Keith Ablow: “Men should be able to veto women’s abortions”[W:589]

    Re: Keith Ablow: “Men should be able to veto women’s abortions” No, the analogy fits - the intent of the man is NOT to make the kid, the aim of the dealer is NOT to cause a car crash. To highlight the similarities, I repeat the question again: Persons A and B both make an informed choice...
  19. iangb

    Keith Ablow: “Men should be able to veto women’s abortions”[W:589]

    Re: Keith Ablow: “Men should be able to veto women’s abortions” And in the same way, we should blame the car dealer for selling the car to the woman who wouldn't obey the speed limit and drive safely? Can't help but notice you avoided my question there. And you are the one assigning blame. If...
  20. iangb

    Dismemberment Abortion

    I don't think that surgical procedures should be controlled by the legislature on the basis that they're ikky. Many meat-eaters wouldn't like thinking about how lamb mince is made, either. Note also that even if the ban had come into force, the method would still have been allowed 1) if the...
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