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  1. Do you think religion in the Middle Ages it was basically like ASOIAF, in the background most of the time but it would get intense during times of strife.
  2. Huh?? Aren't you both saying that after you Abandon god you start believing in yourself
  3. It is a common defence of religion though, and from that perspective a counterexamples are any examples were the original basis of something was removed without damaging it at all.
  4. I thought both ideas below common knowledge and the link between them is obvious but live and learn. A common defence of religion is that it is the basis of our morality The original basis of the value of our currency was the gold standard, but getting rid of the original basis was a good thing.
  5. Are you using Friedrich Nietzsche's argument that religion saves us from a desolate postmodernism or are just being contrary?
  6. You don't have to agree but if you don't agree give a reason
  7. He gives the impression that he thinks the Iraq war was magnificent because any aggression by the US must be magnificent. and anyone disagrees is silly, However Why do you say that he is a Chicken? Is his personal bravery ever going to be an issue?
  8. I have seen a Indian Mynah bird which is much smaller than a crow chase a away a crow, the thing is usually a crow will ignore a Indian Mynah even if it swoops at them because they can tell it is all bluster. Perhaps crows are not aggressive if there is no food around.
  9. I was surprised by the following tweet by the president "When a country Taxes our products coming in at, say, 50%, and we Tax the same product coming into our country at ZERO, not fair or smart. We will soon be starting RECIPROCAL TAXES so that we will charge the same thing as they charge us." What countries is he talking about ?
  10. What is the problem with media? The message was the North Koreans had a strategy to charm the South Koreans away from the Americans and it worked.
  11. Is there any chance that there will be a surge of independents that are fiscally conservative? Based on by rough observations of the US and my own country Australia, political parties don't want to commit to paying down the budget.
  12. Intelligence improves your ability to gain wisdom
  13. I really had fun thinking about this so I hope it amuses people. Suppose they invent smart pills but you are allergic so everyone else gets smarter but you don't improve. For me it would reduce my employment prospects but I would still be better of, I think a bit more intelligence would drastically improve politics and it would be fun to watch society as a whole improve. Relationship wise it is not a problem, but I imagine some people find it very important to get intellectual stimulation from their spouse so introducing a gap in intelligence would cause problems. I also think superhero movies would get better because their lack of depth would no longer be tolerable.
  14. I always thought any particular currency was only valuable because people are sure it is valuable, Wouldn't there be self fulfilling hyperinflation if people lost faith in a currency. So I would argue an inherently worthless investment could become stable if people grew it thinking it worthwhile , An example are Picasso painting, You can get a tv to display the same image but they HAVE to sell for millions because everyone Knows they will sell for millions, Currently plenty of people think Bitcoin is a scam so it is not inherently worthwhile.
  15. It is not a joke, Howards Changes to the marriage act were the opposite of the postal vote.