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  •  Geee that's funny (0+ / 0-)

    A Logical Positivist proclaiming Rawls ignorant. Is there a comedy club where I can see your show?

    You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.

    by MnplsLiberal on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 10:49:26 AM PDT

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    •  Um, I didn't proclaim Rawls ignorant. (0+ / 0-)

      To the contrary, that I relied on the VOI in order isolate an intuition reveals that I think him insightful.

      Swung on and missed, mnplsliberal.

      We are building a team that is continuously being built. - Sarah Palin

      by burrow owl on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 11:03:13 AM PDT

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      •  Ahh... I see I misunderstood. (0+ / 0-)

        But I didn't think positivists were allowed to have intuitions? ;)

        You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.

        by MnplsLiberal on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 11:18:26 AM PDT

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        •  They are, they're just meaningless. (0+ / 0-)

          : P

          We are building a team that is continuously being built. - Sarah Palin

          by burrow owl on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 11:47:34 AM PDT

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          •  I'm sort of curious (1+ / 0-)
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            Is your inability to see the earth's magnetic lines a pathology?

            Is your inability to detect and analyze circularly polarized light, your lack of 12-channel color vision and 2-channel linear polarization detection a pathology?

            Is your inability to detect black body radiation a pathology?

            As far as many species of this world are concerned, you are already hopelessly blind. "Pathology" is only a useful concept within a very narrow context. But you are trying to argue, as I understand you, that pathology should be universalized.

            I need corrective lenses. Throughout most of human history I would be a nearly blind beggar. But because we can do something about my "pathology" I have been able to contribute a great deal to society all my life instead of being parasitic on it. I think the same is true for the deaf, the blind and for homosexuals. If any subgroup is able to contribute to our overall survival then I think that whatever traits they posses are adaptive and therefore not pathological in the sense you appear to be using it here.

            You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.

            by MnplsLiberal on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 12:19:02 PM PDT

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