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About Me:Life crushed me. Now I'm back.
Activities:reading, writing, playing guitar, painting, thinking, volunteering, all-around renaissance man
Beliefs:I'm an agnostic that errs to the side of atheism and skepticism. Most people would probably label me as "liberal," but I don't like to be pigeonholed. I'm actually quite conservative in many ways, one might say. I have developed, to varying degrees, my own systems of ethics, political philosophy, an (admittedly poor, due to my own limitations) synthesis of cosmology, evolution, and pre-historical human history, an historical analysis of human nature, and at one time a large system of metaphysics. Long story. I'm a greatly gregarious grammarian. I like Neoclassical and Neue Sachlichkeit art, as well as Greco-Roman culture in general... other human being stuff. I'm an anti-corporate capitalist. I'm an individualist, but I have a strong sense of civic duty to the common good.
Books:fiction: the floating opera by john barth, goethe's faust, the unbearable lightness of being by milan kundera, the stranger by albert camus, catch-22 by joseph heller, a few others non-fiction: why i am not a christian by bertrand russell, the problems of philosphy by russell and a history of western philosophy by russell as well, darwin's dangerous idea by daniel dennett, the blind watchmaker by richard dawkins, the blank slate by steven pinker, conscilience by edward o. wilson, the open society and its enemies by karl popper, the third chimpanzee by jared diamond, the demon-haunted world by carl sagan, shadows of forgotten ancestors and varieties of scientific experience by sagan, the consolations of philosophy by boethius, the prince by machiavelli, spinoza's ethics, critique of religion and philosophy by walter kaufmann, beyond good and evil by friedrich nietzsche, a moveable feast by hemingway, and too many more to try and name
Movies:The Empire Strikes Back, the godfather 1 and 2, edward scissorhands, pulp fiction, reservoir dogs, the shining, a clockwork orange, casino, goodfellas, the departed, taxi driver, full metal jacket, apocalypse now, red dragon, silence of the lambs, high plains drifter, reefer madness, heat, natural born killers, platoon, wall street, the big lebowski, king of new york, blow, the insider, seven, aliens, gladiator, south park movie, a fistful of dollars, for a few dollars more, the good the bad and the ugly, munich, scarface, serpico, there's something about mary, Barton Fink, the omen, carrie, blood diamond, fight club, american beauty, closer, this is spinal tap, tombstone, the magnificent seven, the getaway, terminator, supersize me, the fifth element, bladerunner, swingers, mobsters, city hall, the deer hunter, immortal beloved, amadeus, indiana jones absolute worst movies: the black dahlia, babel, the new star wars trilogy and the old special edition (
Music:pink floyd, the beatles, led zep, sublime, RHCP, beethoven, tom petty, cowboy junkies, dire straits, joe walsh, wagner, bruce springsteen, miles davis, flock of seagulls, devo, david essex, foreigner, the clash, the romantics, pain, bob seger, mozart, tchaikovsky, beastie boys, oldies... the list goes on and on
Quotes:"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."
-- Stephen Hawking
"The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible."
-- Bertrand Russell
"Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign."
-- John Stuart Mill
"Truth is the cry of all, but the game of a few."
-- George Berkeley
Sports Teams:Auburn Tigers
TV Shows:Reliable Sources
College:
Auburn University Main Campus, Undergraduate Class of 1924
Auburn University, Alabama, United States
High School:
Satsuma High School, Class of 2000
Satsuma, Alabama, United States

I win

frenchmoose
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i win...

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Is Debate.org a fair democracy?

MMCD
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Debate.org offers us many trappings of democracy. Open participation and the opportunity to vote. Does this make it a democracy or merely an institution with the trappings of democracy? Is the voting system fair and transparent? Is there anything to prevent people from creating additional voices to support themselves, aka 'sock puppets'? Can an election on debate.org be subverted or taken over? Debate.org allows for voting on the debate results, but not on their policies. Is this a autocra...

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Tracy Mc Grady is the biggest waste of money in the NBA

sllewuy
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Tracy Mcgrady in my opinion is the biggest waste of money in the NBA. Tracy Mcgrady has been worth $63million for the past 3 years (including this year) and he is the biggest waste of money that a franchise as sad as the Rockets has had to spend on a player. Why? Reason 1: Tracy Mcgrady has not been able to finish a complete season in his entire tenure with the Houston Rockets. This season Tracy will be making the most money in the NBA ($23,239,561) and he is expected to miss at least half t...

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Death Penalty

mongeese
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Death Penalty - Capital Punishment - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_penalty Resolved: The death penalty should be used at times as punishment for a crime. I negate the resolution. I reserve the right to make new contentions in future rounds. Contention 1: Costs Too Much [1] The government spends millions of dollars paid for by the taxpayers, just to try to get a person killed. This is, to put it simply, a waste of money. It costs much less money to keep people convicted of high...

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Richard Petty is the best NASCAR driver is the history of NASCAR

CrusaderDebater
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Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. "The King", as he is nicknamed, is most well-known for winning the Nascar Championship seven times (Dale Earnhardt is the only other driver to accomplish this feat), winning a record 200 races during his career, winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and winning a record 27 races (ten of them consecutively) in the 1967 season alone. (A 1972...

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