INFORMATION

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are essential to make our site work and others help us to improve by giving us some insight into how the site is being used. For further information, see our Privacy Policy. Continuing to use this website is acceptance of these cookies.

Search found 21 matches

by Mario
April 26th, 2012, 10:50 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human nature and morality
Replies: 48
Views: 11022

Re: Human nature and morality

Mario, the differentiation you make between what I called "genetic morality" and what you term "inherent morality" may not be a million miles apart, especially if you accept the old dictum that, "We are our genes", that every physical and mental aspect of our individual being is determined entirely...
by Mario
April 26th, 2012, 9:59 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human nature and morality
Replies: 48
Views: 11022

Re: Human nature and morality

1. not sure about inherent morality. . . Possibly George meant a sort of "genetic morality" as has been discussed several times on this forum.... ...So, perhaps, the genetic content is the tendency to obey moral rules if given them at an early age... Sorry I am new in this forum, I have not heard o...
by Mario
April 24th, 2012, 11:17 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human nature and morality
Replies: 48
Views: 11022

Re: Human nature and morality

...So morality that was not already inherent was enforced or indoctrinated through the parental ethics and then realigned as a further moral or ethical code overlaid over this. (So three overlaid and overlappiong moralities - personal/inherent, parental, tribal)... ... if we had to rely on religion...
by Mario
April 18th, 2012, 4:06 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 272966

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

Mario wrote:
Mario wrote:996 755.6666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666
This is o
ne third

996 755.3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

of a post

996 755
by Mario
April 18th, 2012, 4:06 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 272966

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

Mario wrote:996 755.6666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666
This is o
ne third

996 755.3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333
by Mario
April 18th, 2012, 4:05 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 272966

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

I could be very pedantic and say that "p" etc. is not a quarter of a post nor is "po" half a post. "p" is a quarter of "post" and "po" half of "post", a mere fraction of the word "post". " A post"; the "a" is important, in the context meant in a forum, it is a unit of communication containing from ...
by Mario
April 17th, 2012, 6:54 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 272966

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

Mario wrote:996768

:hilarity:
996 767
sorry, i could not help it! :pointlaugh:
by Mario
April 17th, 2012, 6:52 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 272966

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

996768

:hilarity:
by Mario
April 17th, 2012, 6:51 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 272966

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

Dave B wrote:996 769

lf a post!
:hilarity:
996768.5
by Mario
April 17th, 2012, 5:23 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 272966

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

Dave B wrote:The sun got up when I did, just a few sprinkles since then (that goes for both the weather and me (damned prostrate . . .!)).

996771
996770.5

:laughter:
by Mario
April 15th, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The Big Question - Is God a woman?
Replies: 14
Views: 2378

The Big Question - Is God a woman?

this morning on The Big Question they will discuss if god is a woman.

short answer: no...because there is no god! :wink:
by Mario
April 15th, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Priest's indecent images
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Priest's indecent images

just read the article.
It seems to me that the images were on the memory stick. does it matter that the laptop has been stolen?
where is the memory stick?
How hilarious! :hilarity:
by Mario
April 15th, 2012, 10:27 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Priest's indecent images
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Priest's indecent images

You couldn't make it up! Inquiry into Catholic priest’s gay porn display hindered by laptop theft The Irish Times reports this morning that the Archdiocese of Armagh’s investigation into Father Martin McVeigh has run into difficulty after the computer he used at the presentation was stolen. The lap...
by Mario
April 13th, 2012, 4:07 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human nature and morality
Replies: 48
Views: 11022

Re: Human nature and morality

Dave B wrote:
I was trying to understand how human nature is understood by humanists but it does not look like we are makinig any progress here.
OK, I am going to redo this post...
:smile: replied to your previous version... just realised you changed it :laughter:
thanks for the links
by Mario
April 13th, 2012, 3:53 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human nature and morality
Replies: 48
Views: 11022

Re: Human nature and morality

I was trying to understand how human nature is understood by humanists but it does not look like we are makinig any progress here. Mario, do you mean Humanists as a class, the whole lot of them, or us here on this forum? We cannot speak for humanism as a whole and we do not have a universal set of ...
by Mario
April 13th, 2012, 10:35 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human nature and morality
Replies: 48
Views: 11022

Re: Human nature and morality

But citing 'human nature' as an explanation for some economic phenomena is still acceptable? Wouldn't that make you an explainer, not an apologist? For example, a socialist may say that it is necesssary for the state to control the means of production in order to overcome human nature. Well, some s...
by Mario
April 8th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 272966

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

996,782

Marian, i think you spotted a good business idea... imagine selling crosses... different sizes, colours, styles... folding ones...leisure type, everyday type... the possiblities are endless.
by Mario
April 7th, 2012, 12:12 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human nature and morality
Replies: 48
Views: 11022

Re: Human nature and morality

thanks Dave, yes i understand what you mean now :)
by Mario
April 6th, 2012, 4:53 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human nature and morality
Replies: 48
Views: 11022

Re: Human nature and morality

thanks Fia, got that, :)

gottard, as i said before, if this is the case, then nature came from the need to behave in a certain way rather than human nature driving our behaviour. consequently human nature cannot be a source of morality.
by Mario
April 6th, 2012, 3:53 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human nature and morality
Replies: 48
Views: 11022

Re: Human nature and morality

thanks for your replies. Human nature comes from the historical attitude of humankind and their ability/necessity to give themselves a common code of conduct and live peacefully. Gottard, does this mean that there was no human nature at the beginning of humankind? do you mean that humans had to deve...