Imagine a magical scenario wherein everyone in the world gets the ability to kill anyone else immediately and surely by simply looking at the target and thinking some specific magical words while having intent. What would happen to the world? Also imagine that when a person kills in this manner, their action and the identity of the victim are known to all others on sight. Meaning anyone who sees you will immidiately know what you did and to whom. How would this change what happens to the world?
Would you support a technology that makes it almost impossible to break traffic laws? Start with RFID chips in speed signs that communicate with cars on the road to make it impossible to accelerate beyond the speed limit. The same technology can force a steady and orderly stop at stop signs and lights. Add in a steering wheel that detects blood alcohol content over .1 and that covers most of the most dangerous forms of traffic violations.
If you were dating someone and you found out they were born the opposite gender from what they currently are, would it bother you? Would it bother you to be surprised by a girlfriend/boyfriend being transgender?I believe this is likely to bother anyone who isn't Bi.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has published a report claiming “Unrestricted footage review places civil rights at risk and undermines the goals of transparency and accountability". This is because "an officer’s memory of an event may be altered by watching body camera footage, doing so will likely alter what officers write in their reports".Civil Rights organizations once demanded body cameras for all police. Now they are demanding that police not reap the benefits of having body cameras, namely that they should not be able to review what happened when writing reports. Do you agree?http://www.newsweek.com/police-body-camera-incident-report-memory-civil-rights-minority-711584
Some on CD seem to think that the UN rules the world. They think that the UN has jurisdiction everywhere, including matters of domestic policy. They think that the US is subject to this foreign power and thus has lost its sovereignty. Do you agree? Does the UN rule the world or do nations rule themselves? Is the UN the worlds sovereign, or is there national sovereignty?
I don't expect this Debate to remain in place for long, as I will likely delete it after a while. But am I the only one under troll attack? I mean literally long posts of "feces" repeated and sent in multiple private messages.
What happens in the world if the US military ceases all operations and brings all of its land and sea forces home, closing all bases in all countries, and refusing to deploy troops except for dire and direct US interests.
FactMachine prefers to downvote arguments rather than take them on. When the downvoted opponent persists, he bans them. At least this was the case for me. I created this debate, not to be petty, but to hold FactMachine to account for the answers to my simple questions: what do you think free will is? and why does causality preclude free will?The answers to these questions should not be difficult for a person whose position is that free will is precluded by causality.He may not answer these questions, but neither will he downvote or ban in lieu of an answer.
Liberal Sam Harris
believes there is “a kind of authoritarianism emerging on the Left, really
exclusively, that is preventing free speech”. In his podcast "Facing the Crowd" he quotes from the Economist to
illustrate how insane the new left is. This is where ANTIFA comes from.
professor Lucia Martinez Valdivia, who describes herself as mixed-race and
queer, asked protesters not to demonstrate during her lecture on Sappho last
November. Ms Valdivia said she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and
doubted her ability to deliver the lecture in the face of their opposition….After
her speech, a number of them berated her, bringing her to tears.
Demonstrators said Ms. Valdivia was guilty of a variety of offences: she was a “race traitor” who
upheld white supremacist principles by failing to oppose the Humanities
syllabus. She was “anti-black” because she appropriated black slang by wearing
a T-shirt that said, “Poetry is Lit”. She was an “ableist” because she believes
trigger warnings sometimes diminish sexual trauma. She was also called a
“gaslighter” for making disadvantaged students doubt their own feelings of
to Ms.Valdivia, many of the students “don’t believe in historicity or objective
facts (they denounce the latter as being a tool of the white