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Forum: Politics 07:56 AM - 04/18/13
Replies: 71
Views: 4,399
Posted By bung
Well it's worth pointing out that, in reference to the link posted a few posts above, that the American Academy of Pediatrics claims that the benefits of circumcision outweigh the small risks...
Forum: Politics 08:18 AM - 04/17/13
Replies: 71
Views: 4,399
Posted By bung
Eh, children's autonomy is so severely limited in so many respects that I don't find that to be a particularly convincing principle to follow, even here. As for adolescents in the 14 - 17 age range,...
Forum: Politics 09:49 AM - 04/16/13
Replies: 71
Views: 4,399
Posted By bung
According the the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision), studies by the CDC and John Hopkins University conclude that male circumcision is cost-effective because it reduces the...
Forum: Politics 02:28 PM - 04/12/13
Replies: 71
Views: 4,399
Posted By bung
If a hypothetical religion required parents to beat their children, because its adherents believed God wanted that, because they sincerely believed that it somehow made their children into stronger...
Forum: Politics 07:46 AM - 03/28/13
Replies: 39
Views: 2,894
Posted By bung
It is amazing. Kahneman should be required reading for any psychology or economics major--economics especially.

I haven't read that other one, though. It might be worth checking out.
Forum: Politics 07:54 AM - 03/20/13
Replies: 39
Views: 2,894
Posted By bung
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c1/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow.jpg/200px-Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow.jpg

Read this...
Forum: General 07:41 AM - 03/13/13
Replies: 5,916
Views: 696,042
Posted By bung
UmZUUnBiURU
Forum: Personal Life 08:51 AM - 03/01/13
Replies: 56
Views: 3,999
Posted By bung
Mostly this.

But it also sounds like your friend needs to learn that some things aren't a big deal, and this is one of them. Although telling her that probably won't help the situation.
Forum: Politics 05:16 AM - 02/03/13
Replies: 73
Views: 4,533
Posted By bung
Understandable. I also had similar sentiments to your own not long ago, but I would urge you to reconsider. It's almost 40 years old, but Animal Liberation...
Forum: Politics 04:18 PM - 02/02/13
Replies: 5,838
Views: 496,547
Posted By bung
Many people still think that morality is dictated by, or can only be followed properly in reference to, God. And because people generally don't care for people who they see as different than...
Forum: Politics 03:41 PM - 02/02/13
Replies: 73
Views: 4,533
Posted By bung
They are delicious, but that doesn't really make it acceptable to contribute to the torture of billions of them, does it?
Forum: Politics 10:57 AM - 01/22/13
Replies: 5,838
Views: 496,547
Posted By bung
Link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9816803/Religion-does-not-make-you-love-your-neighbour-study.html). I searched for the actual study, but I couldn't find it. I don't think it's been...
Forum: General 08:08 AM - 01/22/13
Replies: 9,979
Views: 1,334,464
Posted By bung
Ha, I literally just saw this five minutes ago and was about to post it.
Forum: Personal Life 03:53 PM - 01/20/13
Replies: 113
Views: 3,907
Posted By bung
We seem to be in agreement, then.
Forum: Personal Life 12:50 PM - 01/20/13
Replies: 113
Views: 3,907
Posted By bung
I do not see it as very complicated at all, actually. In fact, I would argue that if the arguments were presented side-by-side, then the conclusion that raising animals for their meat is unethical...
Forum: Personal Life 04:46 AM - 01/20/13
Replies: 113
Views: 3,907
Posted By bung
All of that is true. However, I would also add that most people never bother to seek out arguments that fundamentally question their dietary choices. Everyone else--whether they are presented with...
Forum: Personal Life 06:15 PM - 01/19/13
Replies: 113
Views: 3,907
Posted By bung
I don't pay enough attention to PETA to really have too informed an opinion on them, but it seems to me that if we really consider the fact that not only are millions upon millions of animals killed...
Forum: Personal Life 04:06 PM - 01/18/13
Replies: 967
Views: 29,573
Posted By bung
I love how a three-year-old thread was bumped so you could tell everyone that you lost your virginity when you were 18 and drunk. I find that funny.
Forum: Personal Life 10:42 AM - 01/11/13
Replies: 25
Views: 2,851
Posted By bung
I received a package in the mail of the previous occupant who lived in my apartment. I decided to open it out of curiosity, and it was a bottle of alprazolam (Xanax). I decided to seal it back up...
Forum: Politics 09:52 AM - 01/11/13
Replies: 103
Views: 5,808
Posted By bung
At the risk of being overly pedantic, that would still be only a correlation, actually. People say that smoking cigarettes causes cancer, but strictly speaking that's incorrect. Smoking cigarettes...
Forum: Politics 08:38 AM - 01/08/13
Replies: 359
Views: 16,897
Posted By bung
Although I feel that a mentally unstable person should not own a gun, I wonder in what way exactly proper mental health screening (an incredibly vague term) could be implemented successfully. Would...
Forum: Politics 11:18 AM - 01/05/13
Replies: 150
Views: 7,920
Posted By bung
But if surgeons, for example, do a measurably better job (less botched surgeries, better patient-doctor interaction, higher patient satisfaction) if, statistically, they are low on scores of...
Forum: Politics 10:16 AM - 01/05/13
Replies: 150
Views: 7,920
Posted By bung
Mandatory flu shots, Mantoux tests, or various other health-related precautions/vaccinations are perfectly fine--all paid for by the employer, of course. By refusing to accept any of these (for...
Forum: General 01:04 PM - 01/04/13
Replies: 9,979
Views: 1,334,464
Posted By bung
Won't embed but it's good. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTYbHWGQME4&feature=youtu.be)
Forum: Politics 10:19 AM - 01/04/13
Replies: 9,736
Views: 402,199
Posted By bung
Because it does take time and resources. And looking at the number of deaths, and any projection of future deaths, it's plainly not anywhere near the level of urgency of the ethical issues I've...


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