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by ken
Mon May 29, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View
Replies: 39
Views: 700

Re: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View

I do not see the purpose of making a truth statement which could potentially be false Why make the assumption in the beginning when you could just be looking for and at the truth It makes no difference as long as all potentially falsifiable hypotheses are actually tested. But the reason why assumpt...
by ken
Sun May 28, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

We're going nowhere. So I am happy to part company with you, and to let you go there alone. You mentioned that last time. But you continued on. As for who has been rude and lying, that proof already exists for anyone to see. And, as I have said from your very first response to mine, and which you a...
by ken
Sun May 28, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View
Replies: 39
Views: 700

Re: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View

Science would not actually progress any further without truth assumptions. Because they would still have to be tested. To Me, your logic does not work here. One does not logically follow from the other. But maybe your view of 'science' is completely different than mine, and that is why you believe ...
by ken
Sun May 28, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 48
Views: 865

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

The most famous one : do you tell the Gestapo that you are hiding Jews in your house [ the answer is obviously no ] Do not tell Me what I would or would not do. What 'you' do is NOT what 'I' would necessarily do. What you would do, may be obvious to you. But what I would do, you have no idea of rea...
by ken
Sun May 28, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Ethics and diet
Replies: 15
Views: 109

Re: Ethics and diet

The answer will depend on how one defines "morality." From a utilitarian perspective, as Singer points out, this could be immoral. However, utilitarianism is not morality per se, but merely one moral framework we use. It is inconsistent with human evolutionary biology, which, as one example, result...
by ken
Sun May 28, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

I'm not finding your conversation civil, honest or interesting. It's got to be at least one of the three, or it's not worth having. So I'm just not bothering anymore: life's too short. But feel invited to troll elsewhere. There are no fish here. Asking you to clarify your points of view is NOT trol...
by ken
Sun May 28, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 48
Views: 865

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

I can not think of any examples when lying is the right thing to do When it is necessary in order to prevent someone from being harmed Could you provide any examples so that we could then take a look at them? I have already stated that I can not think of any examples when lying is the right thing d...
by ken
Sun May 28, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View
Replies: 39
Views: 700

Re: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View

Does assuming anything before actually knowing really make much sense The problem is not in making assumptions. But in not testing them in order to determine their truth value. A hypothesis is a truth assumption that can be subject to potential falsification. Without them science could no longer ma...
by ken
Sun May 28, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Because you judge others as being less than you and/or inferior to you. I do not. These are not claims I have made. I have spoken of people's actions, and which actions constitute being a horrible parent. That's all. Are you really that clueless that you can not recognize and see that if you are la...
by ken
Sat May 27, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Ethics and diet
Replies: 15
Views: 109

Re: Ethics and diet

Given that there are viable nutritional alternatives to eating meat, is killing animals for food morally wrong? Why or why not? To answer this successfully the word 'morally' would need to be discussed, and the meaning of it agreed and accepted upon first. What if there were no viable nutritional a...
by ken
Sat May 27, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View
Replies: 39
Views: 700

Re: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View

It makes more sense than saying anything (like matter) just exists without a model for its origin. No, space had to come first. Does assuming there was an origin make sense? Does assuming anything, before actually knowing, really make much sense? Why do you assume space had to come first? Why can t...
by ken
Sat May 27, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View
Replies: 39
Views: 700

Re: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View

I think most people would agree that intuitively, cause-and-effect dictates that there had to be a starting point for the universe, after which changes appeared, leading to our kind of world. It's an assumption based on logic and intuition. Does it really matter what most people think ? If so, how ...
by ken
Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

You say you can not think what human beings think... The reply that starts with these words forms a long message, and is not responsive to my immediate reply to your question. I shall not bother replying to it for that reason. But if we can get back on track now, what's your response to my reply? I...
by ken
Sat May 27, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

You wrote; "Let your children do as they please, and you'll be a horrible parent." In ALL cases of letting their children do as they please are those parents horrible? No, of course not. If "of course not", then WHY write it? If you did not mean what you wrote, then WHY express it? (Why would you e...
by ken
Sat May 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Did you notice if you just answered My questions, then you would be providing the evidence of what you believe. But because you do not answer My questions what do you think others might conclude? They may conclude as their wits allow them. Some may think a man is shown wiser by the multitude of his...