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olivier breuleux!!!! soyez-vous int/eress/e si nous r/eunissons a\ toronto cet /et/e?????
Hi, yesterday I asked in the Simple Question & Simple Answer thread why this site is called Smogon University and not Koffing University, but no one could really answer it. The credits list you as the one who came up with the name. So why?
hi i am so sry to bother you but i dont know where to go to sign up as an apprentice
i really need help with competitive battling and i am new here
what are your thoughts on a forum poster j-man?
But the difference between the tomato example and an embryo is that the embryo will eventually become human. To not account for the potential value is the same as throwing away bonds before you can cash them because, "they're not worth anything."
As for what we have to gain by considering them human at fertilization: by doing this we are protecting the rights of what will eventually be a person. Future people have rights too. Otherwise there'd be no reason for us to use natural resources responsibly or avoid causing massive pollution.
You are like 99% of the reason I still come to Smogon.
What I was asking is this: Since we don't know when an embryo becomes valuable why not decide that it is human at fertilization? What do we stand to lose? The way I see it is that there is a myriad of problems caused by an unwanted pregnancy. But they all have more elegant solutions than abortion. Better sex education to prevent people who don't understand contraceptives from having sex. Better teaching people to accept responsibility for their actions so they don't feel entitled to end a life to better suit their own. Better raising of men to make them be men and accept responsibility for getting a woman pregnant. Better adoption system. Etc.
Your mortality post saved my life and got me a new car! Thanks, Broolucks!
I'm reading through your blog and finding it very interesting and articulate :)
Awesome post in the mortality thread. Definite Post of the Year candidate, imo.
post of the year
When is your birthday?
You're the most eloquent poster I've seen on this site. Even when you're talking about Bayesian networks and the complexity of god(s) everything just seems to roll off the tongue. I know you don't really need the encouragement but I wish you posted more
I like your post in the piracy thread. :D
I approve of your sarcasm in the religion thread.
Well sometimes it gets a bit long winded and I tend to approach things from a more practical standpoint, utilizing classical fallacies to create a gap between the faithful (for example) and their argument. I also try to get them to define what they are talking about so that goalpost moving becomes far more difficult. You leave things a little bit more open, which I suppose fosters more discussion. You also appear to be more reactive, which is in opposition to me- I tend to lay out bait so that a foolish debater will fall into a logical trap.
same ends are met but very differing methods.
Hey man, I just wanted to tell you I really appreciate the insight and debate you gave in the religion thread. Despite that we disagree, it is always a pleasure to read your material and see things from your point of view. Keep it up!
you just have a different thought process from me, I find it hard to remain interested sometimes.
your last post in the religious thread was amazing, especially the last bit. Well played. I usually don't care for your brand of logic, but at least we can double team deck.
5 is not half of 11; you think a Brain would be better at math.
hi i'd like to be your friend
Brain, ignore my PM, I managed to fix the problem on the forums I set it up on. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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