Columnist can't mourn Nimoy "Because Spock Reminds him of Obama"


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I've noticed that a lot of people who like to think themselves superior to others pretend that their position is the result of pure logic, while their opponents is that of invalid emotional reasoning.

Which is nonsense, of course. Conservative positions are based on emotions just as much as liberal ones are. Emotions are what we humans use to make decisions. We don't generally use logic. Only in some very limited realms is logic used, and even then it's used to make logical inferences based on premises chosen by means other than logic (such as 'human life has inherent value', 'causing harm to others is wrong', 'freedom has inherent value', 'god exists', etc.)


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Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
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"RRrrrrrrrrrrruuughhhhhhrrrrrrhhh......."

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phantom1592 wrote:

I find it interesting the way the author spouts out Spocks attributes like we are supposed to think Spock is 'right'...

Spock was always only PART of the equation. He had logic on his side, McCoy had Passion on his, and Kirk was in the middle making decisions.

Spock always pushed that Logic was the 'right' way to go, but Kirk rarely EVER followed his advice and the ship was better for it. More often then not it was his human half leaking through that showed how his emotions made him BETTER then the standard cold full-blooded Vulcans.

Actually Kirk DID follow Spock's advice occasionally. The only person he absolutely never followed was McCoy, at least not until the movies. Which is just as well as following McCoy's advice during TOS would have been disastrous.

The movies I won't address because with the exception of Wrath of Khan, they all pretty much sucked donkeyballs as far as storywriting went.

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thejeff wrote:
Malachi Silverclaw wrote:

On the subject of 'individual versus state charity', a famous South American priest (not so famous that I can remember his name, unfortunately) said:-

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist."

Which is perfectly fine and reasonable except for some reason they mean it as an insult. And sometimes start shooting.

With guns American money paid for. How many folks here old enough to remember Iran-Contra?


Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:

I've noticed that a lot of people who like to think themselves superior to others pretend that their position is the result of pure logic, while their opponents is that of invalid emotional reasoning.

Which is nonsense, of course. Conservative positions are based on emotions just as much as liberal ones are. Emotions are what we humans use to make decisions. We don't generally use logic. Only in some very limited realms is logic used, and even then it's used to make logical inferences based on premises chosen by means other than logic (such as 'human life has inherent value', 'causing harm to others is wrong', 'freedom has inherent value', 'god exists', etc.)

Yup, everyone's the hero of their own story.

And the rationalist of their own story.

And the honorably-emotional-when-conventionally-appropriate character of their own story.


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Liz Courts wrote:
Removed some posts and their replies. While real-world religion may not be for everybody, please abide by the community guidelines and don't be insulting towards people who are religious.

How was what I said insulating? I had a favorite on that post! A rare Tacticslion favorite!


Here, have a consolation prize.

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How often do you wear out the favorite-clicking button on your mouse, Tacticslion?


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Kthulhu wrote:
How often do you wear out the favorite-clicking button on your mouse, Tacticslion?

I'm pretty sure my mice have regeneration. I've only gone through two since moving here to Ocala!

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