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by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pro Gun v. Pro Gun Control
Replies: 8
Views: 33

Re: Pro Gun v. Pro Gun Control

The US has no monopoly on massacres. This has been happening throughout the world all over history. Where should I start? Vlad the Impaler. Turk massacres. Japanese massacres (including Nanking). Nazi massacres of millions through their concentration camps (including Jews of course). Isis with their...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 18
Views: 100

Re: Amending the US Constitution

The cases are amendments for all practical purposes. Any lower court trying to figure out what the Constitution means has to defer to those opinions and cannot deviate from them. They do, however, and often intentionally, but that is an abuse of their power. What I am saying is that the Supreme Cou...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 18
Views: 100

Re: Amending the US Constitution

It's amended in reality every single time the US Supreme Court issues an opinion that involves the Constitution. People seldom think of Supreme Court decisions as amendments to the Constitution, but what else would they be? The Constitution consists of the actual document we call the Constitution, ...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Need help with assignment!!
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Need help with assignment!!

It's invalid. Just draw a large box on a piece of paper, and label the box animals. Then, draw a circle and that circle inside the box cann represent birds. This shows that all birds are animals. Now, draw another circle, that does not intersect with the circle for birds, and label that circle pets...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 18
Views: 100

Re: Amending the US Constitution

What I like most about the Constitution is it can be amended. The 18th amendment worked out to be an experiment (repealed by the 21st amendment). Therefore it can be improved upon over time because it's fluid (like science). Can there ever be a more effective document? I don't think so.

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 18
Views: 100

Re: Amending the US Constitution

There is nothing in the Constitution regarding a right to privacy. Search and seizure issues do involve some aspects of privacy, but not in the sense that the Supreme Court created an actual Constitutional right to privacy. Besides which, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted for long periods at a t...
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 18
Views: 100

Re: Amending the US Constitution

PE: The Supreme Court is presently protecting privacy rights, based on a claim that is quite flimsy. It is claiming that in the penumbra, or the shadow of the Constitution, privacy rights are supposed to be protected, despite there being absolutely no mention of this in the Constitution. So, it cou...
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 18
Views: 100

Re: Amending the US Constitution

Sir Sister makes an excellent point. Although the courts have given an expansive reading to the First Amendment, it would be a good idea to broaden it so we are no longer dependent on justices on the Supreme Court giving it a broad, as opposed to a more narrow interpretation. The comment also remin...
by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 18
Views: 100

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: 6
Views: 153

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: 18
Views: 100

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: 18
Views: 100

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: 47

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: 145

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: 123

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 ...