Mind Your Language – Diversity and Representation…


Date: August 04, 2019

01) Mind Your Language – Diversity and Representation


“Hilarious British situational comedy show from the 1970s.”

Seems a bit tacky at points…but, otherwise, I don’t see any problem with this.

This is a style of comedy, where every character is shallow and nutty.

It seems these characters are represented this way equally, across the board.

Would God Allow Kids To Get Cancer? Maybe…


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Date: August 04, 2019

01) Would God Allow Kids To Get Cancer? Maybe…


“The problem of evil is one of the most famous and powerful arguments against God’s existence, but it less famously comes in multiple forms.

In this video, Jon McCray, from the YouTube channel, ‘Whaddo You Meme??’ argues that it may be justifiable for a loving God to permit children getting cancer, in order to serve some greater good. I’m less than convinced.

Some philosophical notes:

1. There is a difference between an argument being deductive and being valid. All examples of deductive arguments I have given are valid (for simplicity of explanation). First characterisation of the logical problem of evil (‘I can’t think of a reason, therefore there is no reason’) is invalid, yet it is clear from the conclusion that he is attempting a deductive rather than an inductive argument. It is therefore an invalid deductive argument. The very point Jon is making is that the conclusion doesn’t follow from the premise, implying that it should do in order to be a good argument. If the conclusion must follow to make it a good argument, it is an attempt at deduction.

2. My use of the word ‘syllogism’ throughout this video is regrettable upon review. A syllogism is technically a formation of a valid deductive argument, not just any formation of any argument (which is how I was using it). If confused, replace my use of ‘syllogism’ with ‘specific version of an argument’.

J.L. Mackie, Evil and Omnipotence:
https://courses.edx.org/c4x/MITx/24.00x/asset/MackieonEvil.pdf

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MAPs irl Episode 7…


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Date: August 03, 2019

01) MAPs irl Episode 7


“The hosts get nostalgic when they take a trip down memory lane to explore how they related to their minor attraction before and after coming out to themselves. Their past experiences are compared and contrasted, with special attention given to how gender and background may have shaped their feelings.”

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Brian Dalton: That’s MISTER Deity to You!…


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Date: August 03, 2019

01) Brian Dalton: That’s MISTER Deity to You!


“Brian Dalton is a producer, satirist, and performer best known for his portrayal of Mr. Deity, a bumbling “God” whose literal interpretation of the Bible gets him into terrible trouble.

Brian joins Seth for an exploration into Mr Deity, The Way of the Mister video series, and Brian’s often hysterical responses to the videos of Prager U. Enjoy!”

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Dolores Huerta & Cornel West Respond to Democratic Debate as Biden & Harris Face Harsh Scrutiny…


Date: August 02, 2019

01) Dolores Huerta & Cornel West Respond to Democratic Debate as Biden & Harris Face Harsh Scrutiny


“Ten presidential hopefuls took the stage Wednesday evening for the second night of a Democratic debate in Detroit. During the night, former Vice President Joe Biden defended his record after facing numerous attacks on his record on criminal justice, the Iraq War, immigration and women’s rights. Senator Kamala Harris also faced criticism over her record as California attorney general. We speak to the legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta, who is co-chair of Kamala Harris’s campaign, and Harvard professor Cornel West, who has endorsed Bernie Sanders.”