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by Compassionist
Yesterday, 1:53 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Are you a hero, a bystander, a victim or a villain?
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Are you a hero, a bystander, a victim or a villain?

Please watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMpuxLIgjPs I consider myself to be a hero as I have done lots of heroic things since 1982 to the present. I am a whistleblower on unethical conduct even against all odds. Are you whistleblower on unethical conduct or do you turn a blind eye to...
by Compassionist
November 8th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: What would you do?

Would you prevent the death of Hitler, Pol Pot, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or Sadam Hussain? I would save everyone, including evil people, by turning them omnibenevolent, omniscient, omnipotent and omniculpable. They would no longer be evil humans once I upgraded them. They are just faulty products needi...
by Compassionist
November 8th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

What would you do?

What would you do if you were all-knowing and all-powerful? If I were all-knowing and all-powerful, I would go back in time and prevent all suffering, all deaths and all unfairness. I would also give all living things omnibenevolence, omniscience, omnipotence, omniculpability and an infinite number ...
by Compassionist
November 6th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Who deserves what?
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Who deserves what?

Selfish and uncaring. I agree with you Alan H. Unfortunately, many people have been murdered, robbed, raped, abused, assaulted, injured, enslaved, etc. across the planet and across the 200,000 years humans have existed. Humans are not alone in doing terrible things to other living things. Nature is...
by Compassionist
November 6th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Who deserves what?
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Who deserves what?

An enemy of mine told me: "If you can't defend your life, you don't deserve to live. If you can't defend your property, you don't deserve to own property." His worldview is "Might is right. Adapt or die." Certainly, history is full of examples of such events. What do you think and feel about this? T...
by Compassionist
November 6th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Death Row
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Death Row

Ranter, I applaud your compassion and your good work. If I had the genes, environments, nutrients and experiences of the prisoner you are corresponding with, I would be him and make his choices and vice versa. We're all victims - from conception to beyond death we are prisoners of causality. None of...
by Compassionist
November 5th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: FREE Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: FREE Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course

Compassionist, Thank you for this! I've spent some time on this amazing website, although I'm still checking it all out before I decide to sign up. It's perhaps one of the better sites I've visited, so for any sceptics out there contemplating a visit, be bold! :wink: Enjoy I am glad you like it. I ...
by Compassionist
October 26th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Everything is Connected -- Here's How: | Tom Chi | TEDxTaipei
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Everything is Connected -- Here's How: | Tom Chi | TEDxTaipei

Alan H wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 12:05 am
Not sure what his point was, Compassionist. He seemed to want to shoehorn religion in because some religions sometimes say some things that are analogous to our knowledge of the universe.
I don't know. I just like the phrase 'Everything is connected." :laughter:
by Compassionist
October 24th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

Interesting, but the page on Wikipedia on him has some criticism: Amen has built a profitable business around the use of SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging for purported diagnostic purposes.[6] His marketing of SPECT scans and much of what he says about the brain and health ...
by Compassionist
October 24th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge 2011

Not sure what his point was - it sounded mostly like gobbledegook pseudo science. You may find this discussion of a quote from Einstein he used interesting: Einstein’s Misquote on the Illusion of Feeling Separate from the Whole – Thy Mind, O Human . There are some pretty dubious TED talks but you h...
by Compassionist
September 20th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Abby Hafer: Animals That Shouldn’t Exist, According to Intelligent Design
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Abby Hafer: Animals That Shouldn’t Exist, According to Intelligent Design

Alan H wrote:Fascinating, isn't it?
Yes, indeed. I prefer the facts of science to the fiction of religions.