User talk:OnlySortaDumb

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Moderator nomination[edit]

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations. Rabbitseatcarrots (talk) 20:10, 31 October 2022 (UTC)

Oh thanks! I guess I accept the nomination? I am not entirely sure how this works. Running for mod makes sense for me since I am constantly checking the recent changes tab even while I am at work. Here is hoping I can appeal to the mob when voting comes around. - Only Sort of Dumb (talk) 21:54, 1 November 2022 (UTC)


I hope that you are feeling alright these days. I wanted to mention that I read your article on W.V. Quine and as far as I understand it, it's a quality piece of writing. I recently bought a collection of essays by Quine, Theories and Things, and I did not find it easy going. Presumably there is more to say on the topic of his work.

I also want to apologize for my rude exchanges with you on the "Shoe" talk page. We were both very frosty, but I could have tried to settle down the discussion, and I didn't. I must say I don't feel good about it. You are certainly wrong to think that others don't respect you. In short, I want you to do more article work if you can find the time.Ariel31459 (talk) 20:51, 28 January 2023 (UTC)

Thank you. I think I should apologize to you as well for my absolutely rudeness and cynical exchanges. I am so used to engaging in bad faith actors with dishonest intent I think I sometimes overapply it as an assumption, which is no excuse for my behavior. - Only Sort of Dumb (talk) 21:25, 28 January 2023 (UTC)

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Philosophy subfields[edit]

FYI, I came across this unusual (perhaps unique) subfield of philosophy while reading Science News today: "philosopher of microbiology".[1] Bongolian (talk) 18:48, 16 October 2023 (UTC)

Oh, that’s interesting. I knew of philosophy of biology and even read a few books on the subject. I think one of the faculty members in my department also specializes in philosophy of biology but more so specializes in moral philosophy. I didn’t suspect that sub-displines in science would have their own distinct fields. Like I knew of philosophy of physics, philosophy of cognitive science, biology, economics, etc. In that, there is barely a discipline at all for something like philosophy of chemistry. In fact, of the works I looked at, even within volumes of essays, there is always an explicit argument for why we should create a philosophy of chemistry. I didn’t suspect that philosophy of microbiology would be a distinct sub-field worthy of its own SEP page seperate from the larger Phil of Bio. Thanks for sharing! - Only Sort of Dumb (talk) 17:00, 17 October 2023 (UTC)

Thanks for speaking up[edit]

As you have just discovered in the discussion of the Nudity article, some topics cannot be addressed rationally, or even civilly, on RW. I did not LANCB, but was cast out by the mob. I did not say "nudity is never sexual" and certainly did not accuse anyone of being a perv. In the tradition of authoritarianism, some defend their preconceptions at any cost.

Your reference to life drawing is appropriate, since that is where I learned to appreciate other aspects of the human body beyond sex.

I only had a few weeks invested, so I went back to editing Wikipedia. If anyone follows the advice to look to WP for content, they will be using my work since I wrote 90% of the articles on this topic. Sadly, the article here may have begun its slide back to being the mess I found when I started, the new section "Do ya think I'm sexy?" being a bad omen.--WriterArtistDC (talk) 14:07, 5 December 2023 (UTC)