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by Dan Rooney
Sat May 09, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: U.K General Election
Replies: 108
Views: 8206

Re: U.K General Election

I hadn’t heard about it. As already stated, the BNP don’t occupy any significant place in my mental universe. I wrote about them only because my opinion was asked for, merely jotting down the first few things that came to mind. You haven't heard about it? But you have an opinion on BNP policies on ...
by Dan Rooney
Sat May 09, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: U.K General Election
Replies: 108
Views: 8206

Re: U.K General Election

And that's about all I can think of to say. So the violent racism of the BNP doesn't warrant a mention? OK, well, silence always tells a story. UKIP, Muslim bashing, under-the-breath racism and Pat Condell. Whatever appeal a religion might have in the abstract, the reality of it as it finds express...
by Dan Rooney
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 132293

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

there are other options. Well spotted. No flies on you, are there. Of course there are other options. I was simply responding to the two possibilities in Kim's post. The truly big problem as I see it today is religion and greed, which seem to be the root causes of wars and violence today. I agree. ...
by Dan Rooney
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 18 Science based reasons for LovingKindness meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: 18 Science based reasons for LovingKindness meditation

That's a fantastic set of links in the article. Thanks for that.
by Dan Rooney
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 132293

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

The fundamental issue is that people’s actions can and do change all the time as a function of multiple pressures. Some of these are economic, some are ethical, some are societal (think about our changing attitudes towards smoking, domestic violence and drunk driving). Blanket declarations that hum...
by Dan Rooney
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 132293

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

I think you are far to confident in your own opinions. You seem like some kind of a thought colonialist. Your notion of responsibility is false. I don't know what a 'thought colonialist' is but I would be happy to be completely wrong about everything I've written on this thread. Unfortunately, just...
by Dan Rooney
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 132293

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Well, this may be news to you but abortion is not the only form of birth control. Condoms, the pill, vasectomies (that was my choice), IUDs, etc. are all possibilities. And there's no question about the ecological impact of children. If you accept the fact that we are now in massive ecological overs...
by Dan Rooney
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Christianity as a subset of Buddhism
Replies: 90
Views: 8313

Re: Christianity as a subset of Buddhism

There are an estimated 800,000 universalist Christians, so I would hardly say that.
Assuming that figure is correct and that all of them can legitimately call themselves Christians, that still represents only around 0.04% of all Christians. That's the fringe of the fringe.
by Dan Rooney
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 132293

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

It's a good question, Dan, and I would like your answer to it, too. Three things 1. Hope that something extraordinary happens. However, emissions are running somewhat above the RCP 8.5 scenario and that ends in between 3 and 5 degrees of warming by 2100. A number of researchers believe that on the ...
by Dan Rooney
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 132293

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

You sound far too much like a troll for me to bother answering that.
by Dan Rooney
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 132293

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

What is the disaster you see coming? The main disaster is exactly that of climate change but beyond that, or perhaps beneath it, is the crisis of unsustainability. The human economy/system of social organization is a subset of the natural world, to which it is joined through sources and sinks. At b...
by Dan Rooney
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 132293

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

The chances are better than you think, Dan I think that the chance of escaping the coming disaster is so close to zero as to be indistinguishable from it. If, by some miracle, the climate crisis is solved, we will just substitute the next problem instead. What is needed is a revolution in the under...
by Dan Rooney
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sam Harris, meditation is powerful, but keep religion out
Replies: 274
Views: 15089

Re: Sam Harris, meditation is powerful, but keep religion ou

So is Sam Harris effectively a secular Buddhist? No, I don't think so. Although what he says with regard to meditation/mindfulness looks pretty similar, secular Buddhists - at least from what I have seen - tend not to be actively opposed to religion in general and (more traditional forms of) Buddhi...
by Dan Rooney
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: You have been warned
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: You have been warned

I think this might be both the first and last time in history when lycanthropy and postmodernism appear next to each other on the same list for anything. Savour the moment.
by Dan Rooney
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sam Harris, meditation is powerful, but keep religion out
Replies: 274
Views: 15089

Re: Sam Harris, meditation is powerful, but keep religion ou

So is Sam Harris effectively a secular Buddhist? No, I don't think so. Although what he says with regard to meditation/mindfulness looks pretty similar, secular Buddhists - at least from what I have seen - tend not to be actively opposed to religion in general and (more traditional forms of) Buddhi...