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by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Which do you think is worse?
Replies: 4
Views: 23

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: 125

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: 94

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: 94

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: 94

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: 23

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: 94

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?

PhilX 🇺🇸
by Philosophy Explorer
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Do you prefer short or long sentences?
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Do you prefer short or long sentences?

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

PhilX 🇺🇸
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fill in the blank
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Fill in the blank

Coming to this forum is like _________?

PhilX 🇺🇸
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~
Replies: 22
Views: 150

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: 2702

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.

PhilX 🇺🇸
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~
Replies: 22
Views: 150

Re: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~

. Not sure you understood my original post. My OP has everything to do with human behavior. Our behavior towards what we consider to be lesser animals. Lesser than ourselves, whether that be humans or other living species. * Re-read my original post & I think you will be pleasantly rewarded! Good t...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~
Replies: 22
Views: 150

Re: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~

. FYI - humans are animals. I am speaking of empathy, I am speaking of humanity in my original post. Your title isn't concerned with humans, just the lower forms of animal life. You misunderstood what I posted. You're still dodging my question as to what rights the lower animals have and why they m...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~
Replies: 22
Views: 150

Re: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~

. We shouldn't have the right to kill them. We shouldn't have the right to experiment upon them. We shouldn't have the right to cage them nor destroy their natural habitat... Or declare war upon them. We shouldn't eat them. ...what the hell are we? Where is the humanity in being human? . To point o...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~
Replies: 22
Views: 150

Re: ~ Animals Deserve to Have Rights ~

I don't have a problem with him preferring other animals to humans, Spectrum. Many more people make a far worse mistake in terms of realism and morality by completely dismissing the importance of animal suffering. Animals should never suffer, on that I think all decent people can agree (are you con...