Francois Tremblay

Francois Tremblay

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399 weeks ago @ A Division by Zer0 - Beware of the Conman g... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yea exactly, that's what I thought too, there's no reason for you to feel bad about it. Apart from losing the money, of course...

399 weeks ago @ A Division by Zer0 - "Self-Ownership&q... · 0 replies · +1 points

Also, good job on your wikipedia edits of the self-ownership article. Excellent work.

399 weeks ago @ A Division by Zer0 - "Self-Ownership&q... · 2 replies · +1 points

Incidentally, I want to thank you for recommending Kohn's book No Contest. It now has a high place in my library and I recommend it whenever I get the chance.

If I can return the favour, have you ever read anything by Alice Miller? I would especially recommend Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society's Betrayal of the Child.

399 weeks ago @ A Division by Zer0 - "Self-Ownership&q... · 2 replies · +1 points

Glad you liked my entry. Proudhon himself made that argument in What is Property?, pointing out that people who talk about the property of the body are confusing the concepts of property-attribute and property-ownership, and also pointed out the various meanings of "mine" and "my." Which just goes to show you that we're not really inventing anything (I've actually come to that conclusion a long time ago).

408 weeks ago @ New Kind of Mind - Possession is Property · 0 replies · +1 points

I agree: you should also read Tucker and Carson.

408 weeks ago @ New Kind of Mind - Possession is Property · 6 replies · +1 points

You just got pwned by db0...

http://dbzer0.com/blog/the-perpetual-confusion-ab...

Also, read some Proudhon (which you should have done already if you're actually an anarchist)... you're about a century and a half behind.

410 weeks ago @ A Division by Zer0 - The best exposition of... · 0 replies · +1 points

You know very well what my point is. Stop playing the idiot. I never said the State should step into anything; but that one of the functions of science is to justify State intervention.

410 weeks ago @ A Division by Zer0 - The best exposition of... · 3 replies · +1 points

"It doesn't stop them from lying. It just makes their lying not accomplish anything other than loss of their status."

Wrong. Their status is linked to how many papers they get published, and how much money they have. Both are linked to following the consensus and lying.

"The scientific methods does this. This is why it works."

Let me be clear: you are mentally insane if you believe that a centuries-old ideal is acting like a person, making some lose or win status. Only people act. People lie when the system makes them lie in order to "succeed." Your belief in the scientific method (which as I said is laudable but misguided in a world where no one else believes in it, not even scientists) has no influence on reality. Whether you would prefer people not to lie does not make them not lie.

Scientists are liars, politicians are liars, and ultimately we are all liars, because we live in a system where we must lie in order to keep face/keep our jobs/keep our status. That's just a fact, whether you accept it or not. I don't know if you work or not, but believe me, when you start working, you'll understand.

410 weeks ago @ A Division by Zer0 - The best exposition of... · 2 replies · +1 points

"You brought up all the "major scientific issues" which incidentally are all the things that have prompted the state to step in and deal with it via laws. This implied that science works to increase government interference."

Yes, of course. That's one of its functions. You get what you pay for.

"No. No it hasn't anymore than it has "bullied" the viewpoint of Creationism, Intelligent deisgn, Alchemy, Homeopathy and Astrology."

Nice ad hom to associate data-based positions with nonsense like ID, alchemy, homeopathy and astrology.

You are a skilled liar, that's for sure.

410 weeks ago @ A Division by Zer0 - The best exposition of... · 1 reply · +1 points

The argument IS that they're not giving up. That's pretty much what these sites say.