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Old 03-11-2018, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnConstantine View Post
Sorry I wasn't really aiming this at you specifically more a general comment. But the slant of the article and PB's argument is actually that, it's all luck, and the only thing producing differences in outcome between groups is discrimination, racism, sexism etc, nothing to do with behaviour, talent, preferences, free will, agency, all these things are irrelevant.

There is some truth in it -- but it's far from an absolute.
Nope, in a fair society things like talent, preferences, free will etc will come into play when discussing success, but in a thug-driven society, only the biggest thugs win.
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