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  • Government by Wishful Thinking

    12/06/2009 6:12:37 PM PST · by TChad · 9 replies · 592+ views ^ | 12/06/09 | Steven Den Beste
    Way back in the depths of time, Greek philosophers ended up with two basic and incompatible ways of looking at the universe. One way was materialism, which says that there is a material universe which behaves in a consistent way, and if you study it you can learn the way it works. That’s the world view of engineers and scientists — and businessmen, for that matter. It’s the world view of people who understand and use mathematics, and statistics. It is a place where cause leads to effect. It’s the place that game theory studies. It isn’t necessarily inherently atheistic;...
  • Who is our enemy?

    03/10/2003 8:00:20 PM PST · by thoughtomator · 7 replies · 701+ views
    USS Clueless ^ | 9/18/2002 | Steven Den Beste
    Stardate 20020918.1329 (Captain's log): Aziz H. Poonawalla writes:Your essays are probably the most exhaustively argued, for the pro-attack camp. But, they are spread out all over the place. Is it possible to simply list in 4 or 5 numbered points the reasons why you favor attack in Iraq? as best as I can tell, they seem to be: 1. Iraq has WMD2. Iraq will get WMD3. Iraq will give WMD to terrorists4. Iraq has used WMD against his own people5. Iraq is not deterrable6. ??? are these accurate? oversimplified? And is your support of attacking Iraq contingent on all of...