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by Advocate
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Authoritarianism
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Authoritarianism

[quote=Skepdick post_id=514800 time=1624305751 user_id=17350] [quote=Advocate post_id=512554 time=1622477396 user_id=15238] At minimum, your supporters must be accepting you for accurate reasons - no fraud or hypocrisy. For another it must be based on actual benefit for everyone subject to it - good...
by Advocate
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: the IQ of colour
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: the IQ of colour

[quote=Atla post_id=514703 time=1624211373 user_id=15497]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/PguJTzr.jpg[/img]

:lol:
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They misspelled "marijuana" as "spring". Spring isn't a plant.
by Advocate
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: the IQ of colour
Replies: 3
Views: 153

the IQ of colour

What is the correlation between intelligence and number of colors someone can name?
by Advocate
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3419

Re: the profit motive in medicine

[quote=simplicity post_id=514697 time=1624206875 user_id=21803] [quote=Advocate post_id=514528 time=1624119284 user_id=15238]The purpose of society, of which government is a formalized version, is specifically so we don't have to "just deal with it". If that's still a problem, the society is failing...
by Advocate
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3419

Re: the profit motive in medicine

[quote=simplicity post_id=514692 time=1624205273 user_id=21803]
I suppose we are not much different than any other species being herded to the slaughter.
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There are cows who resist but have no power?
by Advocate
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: solving language
Replies: 23
Views: 1039

Re: solving language

[quote=RCSaunders post_id=514593 time=1624146321 user_id=16196] [quote=gaffo post_id=514578 time=1624144607 user_id=15438] disagree the function of language is to communicate. per that mandate all languages wer good enough, english won out per histroy - i have a huge problem with its spelling - whic...
by Advocate
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: solving language
Replies: 23
Views: 1039

Re: solving language

[quote=gaffo post_id=514578 time=1624144607 user_id=15438]i offered a nice quick fix to make english spelling confomr with phonitic 3 yrs ago right here - but i'm just a no-body - so though apt and would make english phonetic pr its written form - will never come to be. sadly. ;-/. [/quote] I haven'...
by Advocate
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3419

Re: the profit motive in medicine

[quote="henry quirk" post_id=514517 time=1624112896 user_id=472] [quote=simplicity post_id=514419 time=1624035764 user_id=21803] [quote=commonsense post_id=514228 time=1623867052 user_id=14610] Just out of curiosity what public things are you dependent on and is there any chance you could go off-gri...
by Advocate
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 513
Views: 12802

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

The answer is metaphysical/epistemological. We have an ongoing experience Of which we access through our senses and continuously replicates. That's what the word reality refers to. Languages are descriptive of our experience, not Platonic forms. The difference between your senses and your other expe...
by Advocate
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: solving language
Replies: 23
Views: 1039

Re: solving language

[quote=AlexW post_id=514253 time=1623884202 user_id=15862] [quote=Advocate post_id=508849 time=1619390316 user_id=15238] In order to get humanity's problems ironed out, we're going to have to solve this communication problem. [/quote] I think the main reason why there are communication problems is t...
by Advocate
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3419

Re: the profit motive in medicine

[quote="henry quirk" post_id=514219 time=1623862954 user_id=472] [quote=simplicity post_id=514210 time=1623859477 user_id=21803] [quote="henry quirk" post_id=514170 time=1623807335 user_id=472] Sustainable or not, takin' care of one's self and [u]voluntarily[/u] helpin' others is the only [i]moral[/...
by Advocate
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: solving language
Replies: 23
Views: 1039

Re: solving language

[quote=RCSaunders post_id=514120 time=1623789333 user_id=16196] [quote=bahman post_id=514114 time=1623781606 user_id=12593] [quote=Advocate post_id=508849 time=1619390316 user_id=15238] In order to get humanity's problems ironed out, we're going to have to solve this communication problem. There's n...
by Advocate
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3419

Re: the profit motive in medicine

[quote=simplicity post_id=514071 time=1623772610 user_id=21803] [quote=commonsense post_id=513946 time=1623711578 user_id=14610] Please clarify for me how spending other people’s money until it runs out relates to the shortcomings of a prevention-only model. I don’t see the connection that you’re pr...
by Advocate
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 513
Views: 12802

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote="Veritas Aequitas" post_id=513474 time=1623472295 user_id=7896] [quote="Immanuel Can" post_id=513419 time=1623417175 user_id=9431] [quote="Veritas Aequitas" post_id=513396 time=1623394560 user_id=7896] You are the one who is very confused because you are unable to distill the nuances involved...
by Advocate
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 513
Views: 12802

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote="Terrapin Station" post_id=513291 time=1623237119 user_id=12582] No one should be reading truth or knowledge claims as implying any sort of certainty period. [/quote] That's exactly what knowledge is, certainty. It's a scale of justification. As long as 100% of evidence points in a given dire...