"Yes, I know you were talking politics (although I have no idea why you'd want me to fail to see that.)
No, I didn't say that social values are transmitted genetically. And yes, I actually used a metaphor here - for the sake of concision…"
"Obviously not. What I'm saying is that transmission of social values now fulfill the role that transmission of genes once had. So just like Stephen, I don't understand how the gene pool is relevant to the rest of the discussion."
"Gene pool "quality"? A very subjective term. At best, it's the milieu you live in that dictates which genes are desirable. I'd argue that the gene pool has steadily deteriorated since we invented that thing,…"
"A: "Why does God always seem to test good people?"
B: "Maybe he doesn't exist?"
A: *slaps B*
B: "And why did you slap me? Didn't you realize I was testing you? Would you slap God for testing you? Or are you not a…"
"Ah, OK. The way you worded it, I thought it was assumed you had a way to know with certainty when impregnation was about to occur. Since it takes two and only two to tango, it would then make no difference to kill either girl or boy for that one…"
"Usually I like thought experiments of this kind, the answers often say a lot about the responders, including things they wish they had kept hidden.
Yet, I fail to see the point in this one. Why would I choose one over the other? Absolutely no idea.…"
"I don't contest that. My point is just that, as capital gets more concentrated, the conditions for economic democracy to emerge as a global phenomenon (rather than a marginal alternative) get worse. Then again, as I said earlier, I hope…"
"Of course it will, but that's not what I'm talking about here.
See, economic growth is, basically, net wealth creation, according to the size of the economy and the growth rate. Part of this wealth goes to the remuneration of capital,…"
"which I thought made it clear that in my mind, this collective ownership was the employees', not the state's (and since another fundamental - albeit often forgotten - tenet of communism is statelessness, "state ownership" is - or…"
"I hope so. But if "employees own the companies", it means they're not really employees anymore (which I'm fine with), and it also means that, effectively, they "collectively own the means of production", which is one of…"
Welcome to Political Visions. The aim of this group is to learn about other peoples political visions and discuss those visions. How they envision the structure of the political system to be. The roles of the participants within the system. It could be a broad outline view or just an element or sub element of the political system. It is about political ideas whether they be socialistic, conservative, liberal, big government, little government, the role of the people within the political system,…See More
"OK, I'll bite (using simple formal logic and definitions I think we can all agree on.)
So the contentious claim is -
Now, I think we can all agree that this doesn't make a lot sense. So ~A must be false, and therefore A must be true. QED.…"