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by Nils
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

hCnZOvjJgwo Nessa, when I look at this video I find no good arguments. She said that the young fetuses are innocent human beings. That is correct but why is it good to assign human rights to them, she didn’t say. She compared abortion with slavery and holocaust. Does she really think that the lives...
by Nils
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

You don't think there are any objective true moral statements? I think you're lying to yourself on that one. Take this statement: "It is wrong to rape and murder children." You don't think that's objectively true? Nils: Morality is apparently different in different cultures. Se for instance what is...
by Nils
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

Nils wrote: Thank you, Rick, for a clear answer. Just to be quite sure, I summarize: You think that it is objectively true that young fetuses have a right to live, but you haven't any argument to motivate your thought. That seems to be a view that is held by many “pro-lifers”. What!?!?! No, human l...
by Nils
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

Nils wrote: I accept that there is a human being from conception. You say that killing the human being right after conception is “simply wrong”. That is what I listed as argument 5 in my post #57: "5. It IS wrong to abort young fetuses! But this is not an argument, only an ungrounded statement." Ni...
by Nils
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

Even Nils would recoil away if you touch him/her, so what does that prove? Does he/she feel anything that is similar to human pain? Your statements tell me much Nils. " The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. " Sorry, Kurieuo. Your statements don't tell me...
by Nils
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

Now you might debate or disagree with 8 weeks. I've just quoted an expert in the field. But, I'm wondering. Did you come to your 22 week conclusion by consistently applying your belief that personhood is had as an attribute of our brain? Did you come to the conclusion that 22 weeks is the time a pe...
by Nils
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

4) with few exceptions, it’s wrong to kill a) born human beings, b) old fetuses, and c) young fetuses. Nils wrote: I know the arguments for 4a and 4b but I don’t know any good argument for 4c. What I claim is that the arguments for 4a and 4b aren’t extended automatically to 4c which you seems to th...
by Nils
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

It's not complicated, Nils. It's wrong to kill an unborn human being, because it's wrong to kill any human being, except in certain circumstances, such as self defense, or if the person is threatening another person. I believe many argue that though it is wrong to kill a person, the fetus isn't a p...
by Nils
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

It's not complicated, Nils. It's wrong to kill an unborn human being, because it's wrong to kill any human being, except in certain circumstances, such as self defense, or if the person is threatening another person. I believe many argue that though it is wrong to kill a person, the fetus isn't a p...
by Nils
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

In regards to abortion, the debate is actually quite simple: What is the JUSTIFICATION for taking a life. To be terminate a pregnancy means to take a life ( if it wasn't alive then you wouldn't need to terminate it, i.e. kill it). So, putting aside right and wrong since we can justify a wrong act (...
by Nils
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

In regards to abortion, the debate is actually quite simple: What is the JUSTIFICATION for taking a life. To be terminate a pregnancy means to take a life ( if it wasn't alive then you wouldn't need to terminate it, i.e. kill it). So, putting aside right and wrong since we can justify a wrong act (...
by Nils
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 3721

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

#1: A series of questions. Do you believe there is information in the natural world? (i.e., whether found in matter, chemistry, biology, etc) I like Wikipedias definition of information: ”Information is the resolution of uncertainty”. If you have an eye you get information from the light whetgher i...
by Nils
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 3721

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

Nils: Information, as physical information, doesn’t imply intelligence according to the Wikipedia definition. And it isn't - information is unprocessed data - and it takes an intelligence to do so. That is correct but the processing can be quite simpler than intelligens, for instance Morny’s plant ...
by Nils
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 3721

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

#1: A series of questions. Do you believe there is information in the natural world? (i.e., whether found in matter, chemistry, biology, etc) I like Wikipedias definition of information: ”Information is the resolution of uncertainty”. If you have an eye you get information from the light whetgher it...
by Nils
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 3810

Re: Abortion Debate

Nils, Can the subjective exist without the objective? Yes, why not? I don't think that there is any objective moral. Do you think that the lack of an objective moral precludes a subjective moral? If so, why? Nils Explain how the subjective ( what a thing is) can exits apart from the objective ( tha...