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xongsmith
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Message 1292 of 1298 (917769)
04-15-2024 6:37 PM
Reply to: Message 1291 by kjsimons
04-12-2024 5:11 PM


Re: O. J. Simpson
Maybe it wont be long before the gloves fit now.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 1293 of 1298 (917960)
04-20-2024 12:28 PM


Daniel Dennett
One of the Horsemen falls
Daniel Dennett, philosophical giant who championed “naturalism,” dead at 82 | Ars Technica

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 1294 of 1298 (917963)
04-20-2024 1:22 PM
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04-20-2024 12:28 PM


Re: Daniel Dennett
The only one of the horseman that any effect on me is Hitchens and that is solely because of Hitchens’s Razor. “What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.”
Dennett always seemed to me to not get a lot of the science side of things. He was a navel gazing philosopher. Nothing wrong with that, but it certainly limits one’s relevance.
Like Dawkins he became openly supportive of TERF(Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist) ideology. Another time an entitled old white guy decides he should spout on about something he knows nothing about.
Sorry he is dead, but meh. No not sorry. He was old, he was sick. It happens.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up, why would you have to lie?


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Message 1295 of 1298 (917965)
04-20-2024 3:48 PM
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04-20-2024 1:22 PM


Re: Daniel Dennett
Dennett always seemed to me to not get a lot of the science side of things.
Theo, I don't know which Daniel Dennett you have in mind but I don't think it is this one:

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 1296 of 1298 (917966)
04-20-2024 4:09 PM
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04-20-2024 3:48 PM


Re: Daniel Dennett
That is him. His understandings and ideas of science, consciousness and darwimism seemed to be way too much philosophical goo and lots of words saying nothing.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up, why would you have to lie?


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Message 1297 of 1298 (918706)
05-19-2024 4:38 AM


Spider John Koerner, 85
May 18th!
John Koerner - Wikipedia
I used to drink with him at the Plough & Stars in Cambridge when he had gigs there.
He had a distinctive sound and was a very nice guy.
He will be missed....

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


  
xongsmith
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Message 1298 of 1298 (918707)
05-19-2024 4:43 AM


Roger Corman, 98
Roger Corman - Wikipedia
we all have seen his movies influences.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


  
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