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    1. I disagree. The average American and Canadian...

      I disagree. The average American and Canadian uses 10x the energy that the average Chinese uses. If that trend continues, along with the trend towards growing populations, it won't be long before Los...
    2. Visit China, India, or any other over-populated...

      Visit China, India, or any other over-populated country and then tell me that fears about overpopulation and over-use of fossil fuels are idiotic.

      Maybe when you can't see the ground from your...
    3. I don't think there's anything weird or pathetic...

      I don't think there's anything weird or pathetic about believing strongly in the work you do for your employer.

      The problems Blackberry faces now have little if anything to do with the products...
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      :rolleyes:

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    5. There's a massive chasm between those who are...

      There's a massive chasm between those who are educated in science in China and those who are not. Unlike most gaps in China, this one doesn't necessarily follow the dividing lines between rich and...
    6. Your reasoning is based on a faulty premiss....

      Your reasoning is based on a faulty premiss. Slaves do have the capacity for self-rule.



      None of this is relevant, in either of our arguments, as to whether an object should or should not be a...
    7. I agree. However, I have been careful to use the...

      I agree. However, I have been careful to use the words "human" and "person" to indicate that they are not the same thing. There are things that are human that are not persons. The fetus is one...
    8. Abortion Doctor Gosnell found guilty for killing 3 babies born alive..

      Using my definition, the actual moment of becoming a person is probably impossible to determine, and certainly different for each fetus.

      The rational solution to that problem is to choose a point,...
    9. Abortion Doctor Gosnell found guilty for killing 3 babies born alive..

      Assigning no value to an unfertilized egg, and the value of a person to an egg that, moments later, has been fertilized is similarly subjective. Why does the subjectivity of your criterion not...
    10. Abortion Doctor Gosnell found guilty for killing 3 babies born alive..

      So is semen. Yet that stage is uncontroversially not considered a person.

      Just because there are stages of human development does not mean all stages should be considered human.



      Is "aging"...
    11. Abortion Doctor Gosnell found guilty for killing 3 babies born alive..

      I'm not sure which aspects of medical science agree that a first-trimester fetus has the characteristics of a person. Could you help me out?
    12. Abortion Doctor Gosnell found guilty for killing 3 babies born alive..

      Slaves have all of the qualities and characteristics of a person, and therefore cannot be owned. Fetuses do not share those characteristics. That is the distinction.
    13. Abortion Doctor Gosnell found guilty for killing 3 babies born alive..

      Nevertheless, I do not see a reason to call something that does not have the characteristics of a person, a person, simply because it could become a person in future. There is no means of applying...
    14. I would define a person as any human that has the...

      I would define a person as any human that has the capacity for consciousness, or any human that has been born and has not died yet. This definition excludes a fetus.



      I don't think there are...
    15. I'm pretty sure no one goes for abortions...

      I'm pretty sure no one goes for abortions recreationally.
    16. I certainly don't deny the connection between...

      I certainly don't deny the connection between fetuses, people and society: fetuses become people, and people make up society. Cutting off or severely reducing the source of female fetuses directly...
    17. No. It is in the interest of society to maintain...

      No. It is in the interest of society to maintain the gender balance of society. If enough female fetuses are being aborted, there won't be enough female people later on. Such laws are intended to...
    18. The interest they are protecting is that of...

      The interest they are protecting is that of society, not of the fetus or the person (whichever you think it is). It's also doubtful that abortions on that ground would be banned, but the means of...
    19. I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand the...

      I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand the question. Who is the person you have italicized, the mother or the fetus?
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      I am not saying GMO (or cell phone radiation) is...

      I am not saying GMO (or cell phone radiation) is positively harmless beyond any doubt. I'm saying that, to the best of our knowledge, both are harmless.

      During the days when DDT was used freely,...
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