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Here's a clue: no.
6/22/2012 3:33:51 AM
1. If we were to advocate this, the cost of animal control would skyrocket (even using your own numbers, which I'm sure were lifted straight out of your ass) thus resulting in a zero gain enterprise. What I do advocate -- for reasons unrelated to my atheism -- is reform of our law enforcement system.
2. Global warming as a general concept does happen. The issue is that we as a species are accelerating it. That's not an advocacy question but rather a serious question about whether we have effectively doomed our own species (along with countless others) or if we can stem that tide even a little bit.
6/22/2012 3:41:45 AM
Well, i'd like to say that most urban law enforcement is operated like animal control when it comes to crimes such as drug use. And if the religious right had there way with zero tolerance, law enforcement would be far more cruel than animal control and euthanasia programs. Second, evolution is adaptation too environment, so while global warming over the course of millions of years would create species suited to it, it would wipe out most current species...that includes us.
6/22/2012 3:41:54 AM
Mr. Jewish Philosopher must be a contortionist to screw himself in the head so thoroughly.
6/22/2012 3:45:35 AM
Filin De Blanc
Stoned any adulterers to death lately? No? Then I guess you don't sincerely believe in Judaism.
6/22/2012 3:55:43 AM
He's like a Jewish Andy Schafly. Absolutely no coherent thoughts detected.
6/22/2012 3:59:58 AM
"According to atheism people are animals who are in no way exceptional in comparison to other animals."
"However no atheist suggests this because no atheist sincerely believes that we are merely animals, not better or worse than a dog or a rat."
Self-contradiction is the best pwnage!
6/22/2012 4:07:03 AM
@Filin De Blanc
"Stoned any adulterers to death lately? No? Then I guess you don't sincerely believe in Judaism."
No so fast, Filin De Blanc, Jewish Philsopher really does advocate stoning people. He is as "honest" as you can get about being a true believer.
6/22/2012 4:26:46 AM
"Darwinism is a rotten myth" - John Maynard Smith
(Myth in this context meaning "story with a moral")
"Nature's factuality, is not, and cannot be, our morality" - Stephen Jay Gould
6/22/2012 4:26:49 AM
We may be animals who are no better or worse than a dog or cat, but we are DIFFERENT from a dog or cat because of our advanced intelligence. Which is why we need separate laws for us.
6/22/2012 4:35:00 AM
Apparently, Jewish philosophy doesn't include the "naturalistic fallacy
". Who knew?
animals, and are no more or less evolved
than any other animal, or plant for that matter. But no atheist I know believes that all animals are interchangable therefore. We are all equally evolved, but for different things.
Evolution is a fact, as is natural selection, but that does not mean that we are obliged to accept the consequences of either. Faced with the scourge of malaria, we use netting and insecticides, drain swamps and release predators or pathogens to control the mosquito population. We don't sit back and hope to be luckily more resistant to Plasmodium parasites.
Not because we don't believe evolution happens, but because it is a scientific fact, not an ethical philosophy.
6/22/2012 4:51:07 AM
1) No atheist suggests that animals and humans are interchangeable.
2) Firstly, I thought your lot denied global warming? Secondly, atheists are no more fond of self-extinction than any other animal.
6/22/2012 5:03:31 AM
Jewish philosopher, standing triumphant over the fallen bodies of straw men he so valiantly knocked down.
6/22/2012 5:13:11 AM
There are sooooo many non-sequiturs in this entire thing.
6/22/2012 5:20:37 AM
"Proof #1: Atheists do not suggest replacing law enforcement with animal control. "
I often advocate animal control for protecting society from fundies.
"Global warming is now causing a mass extinction. Global warming should therefore be a positive thing in the long run which should be encouraged. "
This is sort of right. A global warming/population bottleneck event could make fundies extinct. The population that comes out on the other side would be decended from people who understood and used scientific knowledge to survive.
Of course it could also result in violent ignorant fundies killing everyone else, thus ending out brief experiment with rational thought.
Notice, jewish philosopher, that in the second case your religion will probably become extinct.
6/22/2012 5:32:21 AM
This has got to be one of the most idiotic and ridiculous things I've ever read on this website.
6/22/2012 5:52:42 AM
"Proof 1" I agree, we are mere animals, we are really no better than any other animal.
That doesn't mean we don't need laws to govern us, to lock away the undesirables that would harm our society ect. It would, and mostly does, protect our species.
"Proof 2" What the hell does this mean? You want atheists to accelerate the (possible) downfall of our species and perhaps others? I thought you guys were procreation minded?
6/22/2012 6:03:18 AM
Raised by Horses
Is it possible to fire people from philosophy? I don't mean a philosophy department. I mean philosophy altogether.
6/22/2012 6:04:53 AM
This is like saying "I believe in gravity, therefore I think people should jump off skyscrapers".
Also, animal control officers don't "destroy" animals unless it's absolutely necessary.
6/22/2012 6:15:41 AM
Do we need any more proofs that you're an idiot?
6/22/2012 6:43:12 AM
WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT THAT?!
Sorry, but WHAT?
Why would ANY atheist want that? Maybe a mass extinction isn't on anyone's agenda because they have an attachment to life?
What a stupid bunch of "reasoning".
We may as well claim that all religious people want to die and meet their god as soon as possible. Since they aren't offing themselves every minute by the thousands, we can assume that's wrong.
And on second thought: lying about what?
of course humans are exceptional. That's not always good. You're proof.
6/22/2012 6:52:47 AM
This is a lot of nonsense.
6/22/2012 7:23:53 AM
Jewish Philosopher; fearless slayer of straw men.
6/22/2012 7:36:36 AM
According to atheism people are animals who are in no way exceptional in comparison to other animals.
What does a disbelief in God have to do with thinking that humans are the same as other animals?
Global warming should therefore be a positive thing in the long run which should be encouraged.
That's like suggesting cows should encourage the destruction of grass in order to "accelerate evolution".
6/22/2012 7:39:45 AM
The so-called philosopher fails at human interaction forever.
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