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by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 6
Views: 45

Re: Amending the US Constitution

Yeah, that' true, at least when voting for President. State elections, however, would still be subject to manipulations. I think as far as another Constitutional amendment goes, I would like to see term limits on people in Congress as well as federal judges and even justices on the Supreme Court. I...
by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Should I pay my roommate for me using more electricity?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Should I pay my roommate for me using more electricity?

What do you mean by "using more electricity"? How are you using more electricity? Even if your roommates were around, would you still be using more electricity?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 6
Views: 45

Re: Amending the US Constitution

PE: I think that would be the one amendment definitely worth having done. The Electoral College is a relic of the Founders distrust of American voters and it should be done away with. Especially since the college no longer serves its purpose ---- it was intended that the Electoral College members w...
by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 6
Views: 45

Amending the US Constitution

What changes would you make to the Constitution? The founders knew that the times can change and permitted the Constitution to be amended to adapt to changing circumstances. For me I would like to see an amendment allowing the President to be chosen by direct, majority popular vote instead of the el...
by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Which do you think is worse?
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Which do you think is worse?

It's entirely dependent on context. If a lady asks me if she looks ugly, and I lie and say, "no," trying to spare her feelings, I don't even consider that to be unethical behavior. If I break a promise to give someone back their gun, while they are severely depressed and suicidal, I also consider b...
by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is a good education discriminatory?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Is a good education discriminatory?

PE: It would depend on why they all got top grades. If, for example, all of the students did work to justify each one of them getting a top grade, then what's the problem? Part of competing for jobs are the grades. If you have 10 applicants for 1 job, how do you pick? (btw there would be no top gra...
by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What do we know in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 116

Re: What do we know in science?

Last I heard, a more powerful collider will replace the LHC. Well I guess that negates everything I said then. More colliders are either being built or being planned. The LHC I think is in the middle of its life and there are plans to eventually replace it. Next time I catch a good, noncopyrighted ...
by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What do we know in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 116

Re: What do we know in science?

You'll have to specify which physics experiments you're referring to. Again it seems to me you're cherry picking as I can't imagine you mean all physics experiments. The experiments at the forefront of knowledge. The ones that require building larger and larger colliders to reach ever higher energi...
by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What do we know in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 116

Re: What do we know in science?

WTF said "The limits of science are undergoing profound reevaluation. In physics we've reached the end of our ability to do experiments. The energies required are too large to fund, let alone build." Here I disagree as I keep running across articles and stories about experiments that keep going on a...
by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Which do you think is worse?
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Which do you think is worse?

Lying or breaking a promise?

I think breaking a promise is worse

PhilX 🇺🇸
by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What do we know in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 116

What do we know in science?

No question that science is fluid. This leads to the next question: how do we tell the difference between science and nonscience or science and pseudoscience? Does science have limits?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Do you prefer short or long sentences?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Do you prefer short or long sentences?

They each have their uses in language (I prefer short, but long can communicate more).

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fill in the blank
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Fill in the blank

Coming to this forum is like _________?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~
Replies: 22
Views: 158

Re: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~

. Actually, I presented a premise and a thesis. It would be insightful to obtain your opinion. How do you interpret what I have presented to the forum? Give your opinion some support and we can discuss in this forum-type setting. Have confidence. I believe in you. If you are participating within th...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 78
Views: 2719

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

SpheresOfBalance wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Philosophy Explorer wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:47 am
I believe he is.

PhilX 🇺🇸
I always like it when I can agree with you on something. You nailed it! ;-)
I like reading what you write as you come across so sensibly, straight to the point. This forum needs more like you.

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