View Poll Results: Do you believe that "Circumstance of Birth exists?

Voters
5. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    3 60.00%
  • No

    2 40.00%
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 55

Thread: Circumstance of Birth

  1. #41
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,445

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    It's a defect. I'm perfectly comfortable with prospective mothers aborting for this reason.

    It's been awhile since you read "how to win friends and influence people"?

  2. #42
    Sage
    Harry Guerrilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Not affiliated with other libertarians.
    Last Seen
    09-01-17 @ 02:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,955

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It's been awhile since you read "how to win friends and influence people"?
    The things I appreciate about Kori, is that he's unabashedly honest and sincere about his intentions, whether people like it or not.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
    —Adam Shepard

  3. #43
    Student TheGreatSandeno's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    10-16-11 @ 01:15 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    192

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Why do you think everyone has different things that make them happy?
    Probably because no two people were raised in exactly the same environment and had the same exact experiences.

  4. #44
    Guru

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:27 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,469

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It's been awhile since you read "how to win friends and influence people"?
    Is your goal in being on DP to win friends and influence people?

    .

  5. #45
    Cheese
    Aunt Spiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sasnakra
    Last Seen
    09-10-16 @ 06:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    28,433

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    "circumstance of birth" is often used in arguments to support welfare and other means of supporting and aiding others.

    Sometimes it's a sensible discussion and sometimes it's just a ploy to pluck heartstrings in an attempt to dictate others.

    Yet according to some faiths you do, in fact, choose your family.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
    Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

  6. #46
    Irremovable Intelligence
    Removable Mind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    23,565

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    Without an understanding about what our fundamental genetic wiring is, which "establishes" behaviors, such as sexual orientation, we will never know how to address the personal and social consequences related to those universal behaviors.

    Regardless of who is attracted to who...sexual behaviors are a function of the human experience that won't go away.

    To think other wise is beyond naive.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Removable Mind; 06-01-11 at 09:36 AM.

  7. #47
    Guru

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:27 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,469

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Without an understanding about what our fundamental genetic wiring is, which "establishes" behaviors, such as sexual orientation, we will never know how to address the personal and social consequences related to those universal behaviors.

    Regardless of who is attracted to who...sexual behaviors are a function of the human experience that won't go away.

    To think other wise is beyond naive.

    Thanks
    I also believe it is a function of the human experience but the human experience continues after birth.

    You and others have stated that psychological characteristics are determined prior to birth. I think believing one can know this with certainty is asinine.

    .

  8. #48
    Cheese
    Aunt Spiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sasnakra
    Last Seen
    09-10-16 @ 06:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    28,433

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Without an understanding about what our fundamental genetic wiring is, which "establishes" behaviors, such as sexual orientation, we will never know how to address the personal and social consequences related to those universal behaviors.

    Regardless of who is attracted to who...sexual behaviors are a function of the human experience that won't go away.

    To think other wise is beyond naive.

    Thanks
    Replying in general or to a particular post?
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
    Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

  9. #49
    Irremovable Intelligence
    Removable Mind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    23,565

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Replying in general or to a particular post?
    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind
    Without an understanding about what our fundamental genetic wiring is, which "establishes" behaviors, such as sexual orientation, we will never know how to address the personal and social consequences related to those universal behaviors.

    Regardless of who is attracted to who...sexual behaviors are a function of the human experience that won't go away.

    To think otherwise is beyond naive.
    Aunt... It's a clarification comment. Feel free to respond however. I might add that in a social context, this INTENDED (which I botched its meaning terribly) meaning of the thread is examining the issues that people use to discriminate or raise prejudices. People who degrade or demean others for "immutable characteristics" are at the least bigots. Many are racists.

    For instances. I don't believe that our sexual orientation is a "learned behavior". I believe it is, for the most part, and immutable characteristic. I also believe there are some who might alter that orientation for reasons related to traumatic events.

    So, if sexual orientation is literally proven to be an immutable characteristic...then those who attack homosexuality as a choice, which they deem against our nature, which is to believe that people are innately (circumstance of birth, by the way) heterosexual - would no longer have a basis for their arguments and beliefs.

    Thanks for participating.
    Last edited by Removable Mind; 06-01-11 at 11:04 AM.

  10. #50
    Guru

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:27 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,469

    Re: Circumstance of Birth

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Thanks

    Aunt... It's a clarification comment. Feel free to respond however. I might add that in a social context, this thread is examining the issues that people use to discriminate or raise prejudices. People who degrade or demean others for "immutable characteristics" are at the least bigots. Many are racists.

    For instances. I don't believe that our sexual orientation is a "learned behavior". I believe it is, for the most part, and immutable characteristic. I also believe there are some who might alter that orientation for reasons related to traumatic events.

    So, if sexual orientation is literally proven to be an immutable characteristic...then those who attack homosexuality as a choice, which they deem against our nature, which is to believe that people are innately (circumstance of birth, by the way) heterosexual - would no longer have a basis for their arguments and beliefs.

    Thanks for participating.
    You sure are back pedaling. Have you changed your mind or was you just being dishonest in your earlier posts?

    .

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •