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    Llamas on the loose

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/02/26/llama-drama-watch-dramatic-pursuit-2-arizona-llamas

    It's VERY rare that I compliment Fox News, but Shep Smith is hilarious in this bit about two rogue llamas...
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    So he was in the hospital, went home, put out a...

    So he was in the hospital, went home, put out a suitable final tweet, and died a few days later.

    There are a lot of people whose deaths, at the end, are scheduled. I suspect he was one of them.
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    http://media.cagle.com/53/2015/02/05/159623_600.jp...

    http://media.cagle.com/53/2015/02/05/159623_600.jpg
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    My wife is a tea guru, in that her mother was...

    My wife is a tea guru, in that her mother was from British India and, perhaps more to the point, she did extensive research on tea for the writing of...
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    And yet you frequently sound like you're on the...

    And yet you frequently sound like you're on the side that says there's a logical basis for one's moral views if and only if one is a theist.

    So yes, there's sloppiness somewhere in your...
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    That's not exactly what I wrote, and the...

    That's not exactly what I wrote, and the difference is significant. In general -- and this is unfortunate given the thought and effort you put in -- your hand-waving sloppiness as to what a moral law...
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    My point, and I do have one, is that even...

    My point, and I do have one, is that even supposed scientific laws, when expressed in simple form, turn out to be inaccurate. This is the case whether they're quantitative or qualitative.

    If...
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    Actually, that happens not to be the case. ...

    Actually, that happens not to be the case.

    First, your links correctly cite exceptions. Second, there are other exceptions that your links don't get around to mentioning.
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    What are the "Laws of Supply and Demand" as you...

    What are the "Laws of Supply and Demand" as you tell and teach them?
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    I saw his final tweet a few days ago. Between...

    I saw his final tweet a few days ago. Between that and the news that he was having health issues, I feared something was up. We're now officially in the age of deathbed tweets.
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/201...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/02/27/president-obama-on-leonard-nimoy-i-loved-spock/

    Obama as Spock fan. It sounds pretty sincere.
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    I haven't worked through...

    I haven't worked through http://petapixel.com/2015/02/27/leonard-nimoys-passion-for-photography/#.VPEA5XR2vSA.twitter, but it seems to focus on his other career -- photography.
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    RIP. Class act. He never was too obnoxious...

    RIP.

    Class act. He never was too obnoxious when he tried to run away from his identification with Spock, and he was very gracious when he stopped running and embraced it.

    Otherwise he tried to...
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    Your monitors aren't flat? Are you also still...

    Your monitors aren't flat?

    Are you also still using floppy disks?
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    Reminder: Nothing concise is ever precise. ...

    Reminder: Nothing concise is ever precise.

    Most moral systems can be roughly approximated by one or more of three catchphrases:

    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
    Do unto others as you would...
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    Plato has a lot to answer for.

    Plato has a lot to answer for.
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    Different industry.

    Different industry.
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    Nonsense indeed. It would be less nonsensical...

    Nonsense indeed.

    It would be less nonsensical if he said one shouldn't kill except under certain circumstances, and then tried to enumerate the circumstances. But since he didn't do that, his view...
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    Vigorous discussion on Hacker News, of course,...

    Vigorous discussion on Hacker News, of course, but I confess to not having looked through it.

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9113976
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    It beats the unregulated alternative. There...

    It beats the unregulated alternative.

    There are also middle courses that could work, as per http://www.dbms2.com/2014/05/14/solve-the-network-neutrality-dilemma-and-make-money-too/
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    However, that quote is from a guy who's a businessman/promoter first, so it's not necessarily his carefully thought out and wholly sincere opinion.
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    The classic theist error in these threads.

    The classic theist error in these threads.
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    Then I interject that what you're ascribing to...

    Then I interject that what you're ascribing to Poster #2 there is actually applicable to science as well as to morality, and use that to try to undermine the idea of God's rulebook as the necessary...
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    We have bingo, although your last sentence is a...

    We have bingo, although your last sentence is a bit hyperbolic.
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    Another post in this thread in which I'm sort of...

    Another post in this thread in which I'm sort of on the side of the theist(s). :grin:

    That one can discover objective rules about what happens in the real world, without any divine handbook, is...
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