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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: The good old days
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: The good old days

Arising_uk wrote: โ†‘
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:48 pm
I'd have thought that beyond the 80's and before the 90's were the same thing?
p.s.
Please add, 'Don't care' to your future polls.
You can always do your own threads if you think it's that important.

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Evolution question
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Evolution question

Has it ever happened in a species where one sense switched with another, e.g. switching the sense of smell with the sense of taste? ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒPhilX๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Why switch? Those two senses probably diverged from a single set of sensory receptors: both smell and taste receptors detect the concentration of chemicals, ...
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: The good old days
Replies: 8
Views: 59

The good old days

I relate to pop rock genre from the 60's, 70's and 80's. A frequent comment from those videos is that the music of today (meaning the 90's and beyond) isn't as good as that era. The "rap crap" style is often mentioned. I'm happy with my era. Still it may be interesting to compare eras and see where ...
by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I love you guys!
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: I love you guys!

I am unfaithful. I am not only discussing and spreading my thoughts and ideas on this site, but on others as well. And compared to the others, this site - with you guys - is probably the most comfortable place to be. You can disagree with me, without being disrespectful. You can see flaws in my sta...
by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 48
Views: 196

How would you control the world population?

If you wanted to control the population, how would you go about it? Assuming you had the technology, what would you do? Reduce the sex drive? Poison and kill the population? Would you apply this to the entire population or be selective about it? Or maybe you feel it's not a problem (the Chinese woul...
by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How useful is the internet to you?
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: How useful is the internet to you?

I would say it's useful for me. There are numerous possible uses for the internet which is very often in the news. A side question would be is it getting more useful or has it plateau'd? So what do you have to say? ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒPhilX๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ I'd have to say you don't know how to spell. Other than helping me to disc...
by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How useful is the internet to you?
Replies: 8
Views: 64

How useful is the internet to you?

I would say it's useful for me.

There are numerous possible uses for the internet which is very often in the news. A side question would be is it getting more useful or has it plateau'd?

So what do you have to say?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the UN worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Is the UN worth it?

Including UNICEF, I've heard pros and cons on the UN over the years (other examples would be parking tickets, anti-Israeli bias, etc.) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒPhilX๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ You've heard people being against parking tickets as an indictment of the world court, peacekeeping, vaccinations, drought relief, epidemiology, nuclear f...
by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the UN worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Is the UN worth it?

Have you any idea what-all the various UN agencies have done in the last half century? https://www.unsystem.org/members/specialized-agencies Lots of people don't know or care. But, in terms of saving and improving human life, WHO alone is "worth it". Including UNICEF, I've heard pros and cons on th...
by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Evolution question
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Evolution question

Has it ever happened in a species where one sense switched with another, e.g. switching the sense of smell with the sense of taste?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the UN worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Is the UN worth it?

Depending on what you focus on, you may feel either way on the United Nations. Are they worth it?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: The tortoise and the hare

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: โ†‘
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:55 am
I thought it was Aesop.
Who's to say that Zeno didn't substitute Achilles for the hare. This isn't important to the OP (but makes the story more interesting).

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by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: The tortoise and the hare

This is incorrect and doesn't follow from the preceding argument. Example to the contrary: If the hare moves 20 feet, it will lead the tortoise by 8 feet. You haven't read carefully enough because on your first point, I meant within the first ten feet. Read your own comment more closely then. It is...
by Philosophy Explorer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: The tortoise and the hare

So what are the so-called math errors? Surely Zeno didn't word the problem with such sloppiness. I isolated four: ... so that no matter what you move, I'll be ahead. This is incorrect and doesn't follow from the preceding argument. Example to the contrary: If the hare moves 20 feet, it will lead th...