Started by Jagella, October 08, 2021, 06:07:24 PM
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on October 09, 2021, 09:41:48 AMDoes God's great plan explain snottites?
Quote from: Greatest I am on December 01, 2021, 11:52:59 AMTo be cruel, a sentient being must have an evil intent.Nature has a benevolent intent, not that nature thinks, that we judge as good because we are her to judge it and most would think this to be a good thing.Nature is thus not amoral or immoral, and that leaves moral as our only one choice, if nature were sentient.Natures first act is to give life a chance to live and die.Nature, to intelligent thinking entities like us, will be seen to be good, but not moral.Morals take thought, and nature does not think or know that she is creating for the best possible end for life, --- as far as we can know.RegardsDL
Quote from: Greatest I am on December 01, 2021, 11:52:59 AMNature has a benevolent intent,
Quote from: Greatest I am on December 01, 2021, 11:58:33 AMGood point.
Quote from: Greatest I am on December 01, 2021, 11:52:59 AMNature, to intelligent thinking entities like us, will be seen to be good, but not moral.
Quote from: SGOS on December 02, 2021, 08:07:12 AMHumans tend to imbue nature with human-like qualities, even though it has none. I think we feel a kinship with it because it such a big part of our lives. Like kin, nature can be good or bad, but it's still a kind of kinship, whether it be a loving spouse or an annoying relative.
Quote from: trdsf on January 12, 2022, 12:40:30 PMI've tried for years to rid myself of the words 'sunrise' and 'sunset' because the sun isn't moving... and you know what, I can't. The terms are too useful, no matter how inaccurate they are, and are a lot more obvious in meaning than 'horizonfall' and 'horizonrise' or some other circumlocution.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on January 13, 2022, 01:29:42 PMI also have no trouble calling a liter a quart.
Quote from: trdsf on January 15, 2022, 01:41:56 AM*wince* I do, because it's not a quart. It's very nearly a quart, but it's not a quart.Those are the kinds of details that jump up and bite me on the ass. XD
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on January 15, 2022, 08:52:35 AMWell, a microliter one way or the other is unimportant. Being anal about that is just silly.
Quote from: trdsf on January 15, 2022, 03:16:23 PM[pedant]Actually, it's 5.4 centiliters[/pedant] :D
Quote from: Mike Cl on December 01, 2021, 02:43:54 PMI disagree--nature is neither good nor bad--it just is. For plants and creatures that require energy from the sun to live, it is cruel. For plants, they gather energy from the sun. For animals, they have to gather it from eating plants (which is life) or other creatures that eat plants. Creature killing creature is not pretty--but totally necessary. And cruel. I don't like it, but for me to live I must kill; whether plant or animal, I must harvest my energy from other life. That is just the way it is and there is not a thing I can do about it.
Quote from: aitm on December 01, 2021, 02:49:36 PMâ€œNatureâ€ is indifferent. Nature is not an entity, nor anythingâ€¦.merely a word that implies the all of life with the all of weather.Nature does recognize, doesnâ€™t know we exist as â€œitâ€ doesnâ€™t know anything.