Posted: Oct 04, 2018 7:55 pm
by Cito di Pense
scott1328 wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
scott1328 wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:

That's how definitions work, scott. They're a starting point, and not a conclusion. What we don't do is define something, and then conform our observations to accord with it.


What a pithy bromide, have you been taking lessons from surreptitious?


This is so simple, scott, that it does not require more than a pithy bromide. Putting -ism or -ist on the end doesn't (by itself) make the ruckus non-trivial. "Could have done otherwise" is the same as having had free will. At least in the Department of Tautology Department, Subjunctive Subsection.

I have no idea what you are trying to get at. Say directly what you mean. I posted a video I found interesting. In the exceedingly unlikely event that you actually watched it, direct your criticisms toward it. Otherwise, if you have not watched it, you have no basis for criticism.


Of course I have no basis for criticism. Like everything else in this business, the argument can't be summarized, can it? You just have to watch the whole movie, read the whole book. It's like a file that's already been compressed, but just try reading one of those! I know, I know, you uncompress it with your MIND.