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by Greta
Sat May 18, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 749
Views: 6179

Wow

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by Greta
Fri May 17, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 87
Views: 568

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

As someone once said: 'Your right to swing your fists ends at my nose'. In the same vein.. your right to interact with the world ends at my body. Perfect. "Right-to-lifers" never cared about saving lives. You don't see them protesting against war, teen suicide, cuts to health budgets and cycles of ...
by Greta
Fri May 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 749
Views: 6179

Re: Einstein on the train

You are babbling, Age. I had to scroll down a fair way to find anything with enough content to prompt a reply. As I have POINTED OUT ALREADY because of 'optical illusions' 'that' what is OBSERVED may be just NOT the actual and real Truth of things. You capitalised the wrong words, rendering the sent...
by Greta
Fri May 17, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 749
Views: 6179

Re: Einstein on the train

I then have two options - to learn or remain ignorant. If that is all you have, then so be it. If you do not want to remain ignorant, then apparently you will just have to hope, as well as put a lot of faith into, that what you are being "taught" and are "learning" is actually true, right, and/or c...
by Greta
Tue May 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 749
Views: 6179

Re: Einstein on the train

The thing is, the observations are not assumed true - they are very thoroughly checked. Firstly by the people who originally make the observation, because it is career death if you make a bold claim which then turns out to be bogus. I have to say that it drives me insane how many people assume that...
by Greta
Mon May 13, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 749
Views: 6179

Re: Einstein on the train

The thing is, the observations are not assumed true - they are very thoroughly checked. Firstly by the people who originally make the observation, because it is career death if you make a bold claim which then turns out to be bogus. I have to say that it drives me insane how many people assume that...
by Greta
Sun May 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 749
Views: 6179

Re: Einstein on the train

All of science is about negotiating interpreted meaning of observations that are assumed 'true'... The thing is, the observations are not assumed true - they are very thoroughly checked. Firstly by the people who originally make the observation, because it is career death if you make a bold claim w...
by Greta
Sat May 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 216
Views: 1698

Re: Border crises

If I was American I would be at much more risk from extremeist, gun-loving hate-filled countrymen than illegal economic migrants crossing the borders.
by Greta
Sat May 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 519

waste of time

by Greta
Sat May 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 749
Views: 6179

Re: Einstein on the train

The expanding universe is rapidly creating information, information which cannot be destroyed. Where is all that that information going to go? :) Doesn't entropy destroy information eventually? My understanding is that information may become more difficult to reconstruct over time but it's still th...
by Greta
Sat May 11, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 749
Views: 6179

Re: Einstein on the train

The expanding universe is rapidly creating information, information which cannot be destroyed. Where is all that that information going to go? :)
by Greta
Fri May 10, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 519

Re: What is a Soul?

Hi Harbs, LTNS. Hello, Greta. The word "soul" seems to mean different things to different people but I was thinking about how mainstream Western religion thinks of it. When you think about it, there was nothing special about the Middle East 2,000 years ago aside from its extreme sense of entitlemen...
by Greta
Sun May 05, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 519

Re: What is a Soul?

So what is the connection between consciousness and soul? Well we know that the soul will be held responsible for the choices we consciously make, so our soul must be constantly influencing us, even though we don’t seem to have any insight into its process of doing so. It would seem as though we ar...
by Greta
Thu May 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 354
Views: 2971

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

.By contrast, in 1850, the loss of a billion would leave a remnant equivalent to that of the year 600, when the entire world's population was about 200k. ... How eurocentric of you as around that time the Chinese had an estimated 12,000,000 people. I think she meant 200 million. https://www.ecology...
by Greta
Wed May 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 354
Views: 2971

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

We live at a time when witty jabs are valued while reason and analyses are out of fashion. I don't much care for fashion so please forgive me if I fail to be witty and just try to use reason. (Yes yes, I know, I'm just a boring old babbling biddy, not sharp enough to deliver good zingers like a true...