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Philosophy & Science / Re: The Ethics of ET
« Last post by Wilshire on December 13, 2017, 04:24:03 pm »
I'm reminded of Xenocide and Children of the Mind (Card) Piggies - or whatever the name was for the native sentient aliens. "Treat other's like you'd want to be treated" doesn't applies poorly to other species. Spoilers aside, when a high honor for one is the biggest trespass for another, things get rather confusing.
Hardly works in different cultures - imagine butchering the family cow for a feast because a dignitary from India was staying over :P . We can only just barely interact with other humans from different cities, let alone continents and cultural histories - trying to navigate that with another sentient animal seems far, far off.
I definitely don't think humanity today is capable of acknowledging another animal as sentient.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Targets (2017) - Totals and Specifics
« Last post by MSJ on December 11, 2017, 12:52:45 am »
Scratch that, going back to Coldfire Trilogy.
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General Misc. / Re: Starcraft
« Last post by Redeagl on December 09, 2017, 10:27:41 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJM9qF0txw
Yeah, I was going to post that but I am too lazy. This made me add SC: R to my must buy list.
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General Misc. / Re: Starcraft
« Last post by TLEILAXU on December 09, 2017, 10:25:42 pm »
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General Misc. / Starcraft
« Last post by Redeagl on December 09, 2017, 06:20:05 pm »
Just made this because I heard that a few members here like this game, and I like starting threads.
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Cool shit.

Previously on savants: Steven Wiltshire (lol, Wiltshire) in Nissan Micra advert.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Targets (2017) - Totals and Specifics
« Last post by MSJ on December 09, 2017, 11:48:19 am »
Finished The Fall of Dragons (35). Great series. I have to put this up in my top ten, maybe top5 series ever. Its that good.

Digging back into The Gap Cycle.
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General Misc. / Re: The Joe Rogan Experience
« Last post by Dora Vee on December 09, 2017, 12:45:14 am »
Where, exactly, but that's a lot of podcast to go through. lolol
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General Misc. / Re: Obligitory music thread. (or What Are You Listening To Right Now)
« Last post by TLEILAXU on December 08, 2017, 10:44:47 pm »
Listening to some Jonathan Coulton songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpfcibJyjQg
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Philosophy & Science / Re: The Ethics of ET
« Last post by TLEILAXU on December 08, 2017, 07:48:42 pm »
All in all, even though the author reaches an interesting conclusion, the article is a good example of why intentional philosophy fails. The conclusion same can be reached and generalized, but without the need for any philosophy at all.

You seem to have a better grasp of the language than I, tleilaxu, but can you unpack the bold for me and how it follows from your various preceding comments?
Arguing for normative non-naturalism.
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