Some idiot posted an old article about George being charged with murder and a whole bunch of other idiots think George either was just now charged, after 45 days mind you, and/or he was sentenced to life in prison, this th...
In a nearly impossible feat, O'Mara describes the events after Feb 26th that have surrounded the George Zimmerman case and how he is justified in responding to the condition he and, more importantly, his client find themse...
"Don't let your heart get big because of your knowledge. Take counsel with the ignorant as well as with the scholar. For the limits of art are not brought, and no artisan is equipped with perfection. Good discourse is more hidden than green stone, yet may be found among the maids at the grindstones." by vizier Ptahhotep (ca. 2200 BCE)
"Society can and does execute its own mandates and if it issues wrong mandates instead of right, or any mandates at all in things with which it ought not meddle, it practices a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression..." -John Stuart Mill, On liberty
Theory of Evolution: Life on earth evolved gradually beginning with one primitive species - perhaps a self-replicating molecule - that lived more than 3.5 billion years ago; it then branched out over time, throwing off many new and diverse species; and the mechanism for most (but not all) of evolutionary change is natural selection.
Races are simply populations of a species that are both geographically separated and differ genetically in one or more traits. The existence of different races in humans shows that our populations were geographically separated long enough to allow some genetic divergence to occur.
In response to the distasteful episodes of racism, some scientists have overreacted, arguing that human races have no biological reality and are merely sociopolitical "constructs" that don't merit scientific study. But to biologists, race - so long as it doesn't apply to humans! - has always been a perfectly respectable term...Homo sapiens clearly does have races. And the fact that we do is just another indication that we don't differ from other evolved species.
-Jerry Coyne. Why Evolution Is True
Theory of Male Dominance: There is universality of the institutions in society, patriarchy; males occupy the overwhelming numbers of upper hierarchical positions, male attainment; the association of high status roles and male dominance; the association of dominance in male-female encounters and relationships with the males, and the cause for this universality is due to the neuroendocrinological differences between men and women. (p.64)
Evidence indicates that women follow their own psychophysiological imperatives and that they would not choose to compete for the goal that men devote their lives to attaining. Women have more important things to do. Men are aware of this and that is why in this and every other society they look to women for gentleness, kindness and love, for refuge from the world of pain and force, from safety from their own excesses. In every society a basic male motivation is the feeling that women and children must be protected. But women cannot have it both ways: if she wishes to sacrifice all this, what she will get in return is the right to meet men on male terms. She will lose. (p.229)
Goldberg, Steven - Why Men Rule: A Theory of Male Dominance. Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 1993. Print.
(Free Will vs. Determinism)
The basic argument against ultimate moral responsibility
(1) You do what you do—in the circumstances in which you find yourself—because of the way you are.
(2) So if you're going to be ultimately responsible for what you do, you're going to have to be ultimately responsible for the way you are—at least in certain mental respects.
(3) But you can't be ultimately responsible for the way you are.
(4) So you can't be ultimately responsible for what you do.
"You do not choose, You do not decide, when you see things very clearly . . . Only the unintelligent mind exercises choice in life'. A spiritually advanced or "truly intelligent mind simply cannot have choice," because it "can ... only choose the path of truth." "Only the unintelligent mind has free will"