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MKECharlie (1926 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Fencing: What is your favorite weapon, and why?
Also, if you're American, did you vote in the recent USFA election? Do you think it'll have any affect on the tournament selection process in the New Jersey division?
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JEccles (425 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
New Classic Game
Just started this up. 50 point buy in, anon, 1 day phases.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=180213
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c0dyz (100 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
Farewell
Farewell kind folk. Summer approaches and my school friends and I will depart from the merry making until next year.
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principians (881 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
There are muslim creationists too
An I found very funny that they deny the big bang too https://www.scienceislam.com/pdf/Big_Bang.pdf
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Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
Well, to predict ten thousand years into the future and hence use it as a guide to how to think today is also a fool's errand.
Lethologica (203 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
"Whoa whoa whoa, it's the opposite dude. It's 100% grounded in actual reality by its very definition."

Being--that something exists--does not "by its very definition" answer any questions about what exists.

"If you're afraid of the word God for emotional reasons"

If you're an idiot, you'll be offended by this response.

(If you're not an idiot, you should know better than to assume motivations for disagreement.)

"I use the word God because this is the original sense of the concept of God."

[citation needed]

"This however, is the only question that really matters, because it is the question from which all other questions are made, and all facts of our life depend on its answer."

In another sense, the only thing that really matters is that you assume enough about the answer to this question to get shit done at a lower degree of abstraction. Anything can be reduced to the unanswerable question, but that doesn't mean reducing everything to the unanswerable question is useful or interesting.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
@"If you believe that there are things that science cannot prove, then you should also accept that God could exist."

Science can't prove any theory. It is in the busines of disproving theories. There will never be proof of the theory of gravity, for example, merely proof that all the alternative theories we can cone up with are wrong.

The precession of the orbit of Mercury disproves Newton's theory of Gravity, Einstien's theory (general relativity) correctly predicts the precession.

God is untestable, you can always say that god created any evidence you detect, so no matter what, you can't disprove god. Therefore the theory of god is unscientific. Technically, you are then correct that God could exist. Fortunately you CAN twst theories of any specific 'God'. You can test our Thor, Zeus, Yahweh, Allah, etc. Each may be disproven. Each text which is claimed to be 'the word of god' can be shown to be false.

Likewise, the idea that this Universe is merely a simulation is untestable, any evidence we coould come up with to prove this isn't a simulation, could be simulated. Thus it is unscientific. Likewise with 'God' you can still test specific 'simulation' theories, and if the evidence is there for them, that is good evidence for reality being a simulation - we don't have any solid evidence for this theory today.

But on a philosophical level, it doesn't matter if this is a simulation; we definitely exist, even if we exist as a similation, that is still existance. Even of this were a just some dream, we would exist as a dream. We must still act like reality is all the is.

And in any case this doesn't address the unquestion 'why there is not nothing'.
Thucydides (869 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
"Anything can be reduced to the unanswerable question, but that doesn't mean reducing everything to the unanswerable question is useful or interesting."

This shit again. Ugh. I don't have the energy to spoon feed it to you, but yes it does change your life and your perspective when you care about things like the fundamental nature of reality.

Seriously though, this thread, just like every other one on webdip about metaphysics, is exhibit A as to how and why a purely physicalist/materialist/objectivist frame of mind is a severely limiting dogma, it completely prevents critical thinking on any deeper level, it reduces you to the status of a four function calculator. Kind of sad.
Lethologica (203 D)
13 Jun 16 UTC
I didn't say the question isn't useful or interesting at all, or that nothing beyond material reality is useful or interesting. I said it's ridiculous to say that question is the *only* important question. But hey, thanks for making more baseless assumptions about me based on misreading what I say. I'm sure it makes you feel good to have something to be condescendingly sad about.


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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
Sanders voters disenfranchied in California
Anyone in the US know how accurate this report is?

http://www.gregpalast.com/california-stolen-sanders-right-nowspecial-bulletin-greg-palast/
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rm63 (100 D)
06 Jun 16 UTC
New World War I team game - played as 2 teams. Starting soon!
I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I'm not sure if it's been done before. Apologies if it's already been done. I've created a game called "WWI team game" and the idea is that we will recreate world war one by playing the game as 2 teams; the triple alliance consisting of Austria, Germany and turkey and the triple entente consisting of England, France and Russia.
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brainbomb (474 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
College World Series
Starts June 18th. Definetely as far as atmosphere it is among the finest sports events in the country every year. And its right here in Omaha.
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ssorenn (3242 D (G))
09 Jun 16 UTC
3 game gunboat tourney
post here or PM me if interested
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SLOTerp (100 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
NWO: Mushroom clouds forecasted in coming year.
The NWO game at Redscape is about to get a bit radioactive. If you haven't seen or played this massive variant, take a look. The GM and a few players put out some high quality press as well.
http://www.redscape.com/viewforum.php?f=141
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Musoeun (133 D)
10 Jun 16 UTC
(Poll) How Many Draws Equal a Solo
I'm working on a project (may submit it to a zine, may just be for my own amusement) and I'm trying to find out what various Diplomacy communities view as the relationship in accomplishment between draws and solo victories.
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Hamilton Brian (807 D (B))
09 Jun 16 UTC
Revisiting the Key Lepanto that works
I want to see a game where it actually worked.
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brainbomb (474 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
Stanford Rapist
Ok can someone who understands law explain to me how this guy got off so easy?
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VirtualBob (242 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
Ghost Forecast?
Just wondering.
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
10 Jun 16 UTC
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Pet Peeves
It's pouring, the parking lot is flooding, and they just turned on the sprinklers for irrigation.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
08 Jun 16 UTC
Looking through some old games...
and I noticed that there was some feature called "All survivors win" from a game in 2010, why doesn't that exist anymore, why are there no units, and what are the rules?
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
09 Jun 16 UTC
quality game
gameID=179917

PM for PW
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Gen. Lee (7688 D (B))
27 May 16 UTC
Gen. Lee to host 2016 Confederate Grand Ball
Invitation inside.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
I know I did this before...
and that this is a forum on a webdiplomacy site that is meant for people to talk about random non-diplomacy based things, but what's everyone's favourite country?
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
08 Jun 16 UTC
Mel Carnahan 2016
They did it once, we can do it again!

#StillWithMel #RatherVoteForTheDeadGuy
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
05 Jun 16 UTC
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Likes and Liked question
On my profile it says "Likes: 1 / Liked: 29" but I do not know what that means. I did not find anything about it in the help/FAQ pages either. How does it work? How do I like another account?
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Bertson95 (119 D)
03 Jun 16 UTC
Any suggests for a new player?
I've plaied something like 10 games and i'm not sure my way of playing is good.

Any suggests for improving?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
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Daily Bible Verses
Look, buddy - this is the word of the Lord.

http://the-toast.net/2016/06/06/bible-verses-where-behold-has-been-replaced-with-look-buddy/
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SantaClausowitz (360 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
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Remember that story about the Ukranian pilot that downed MH-17?
Refresher
https://www.rt.com/news/217295-mh17-ukraine-military-plane/
https://www.rt.com/news/216871-ukraine-military-mh17-report/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/25/mh17-russia-claims-to-have-airfield-witness-who-blames-ukrainian-pilot
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
04 Jun 16 UTC
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Gordon Brown "Lead not leave"
An excellent and important statement for civilisation:
https://youtu.be/gPX9MLALjAE
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
30 May 16 UTC
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The Truth about Matthew Shepard
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/26/the-truth-behind-americas-most-famous-gay-hate-murder-matthew-shepard
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
11 Mar 16 UTC
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The 2016 Local Tournament - Round 2
The full ruleset is available here: https://tinyurl.com/webDip2016local-rules
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Smokey Gem (189 D)
03 Jun 16 UTC
Dumb Questions
How do you get the game ID number ??
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Tolstoy (1993 D)
04 Jun 16 UTC
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The Death of a Real Legend
Muhammad Ali, Greatest Heavyweight Boxer Ever, Civil Rights Activist, Draft Resistor, and America's Most Famous Muslim, dead at 74.
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05 Jun 16 UTC
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