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by RustyBert
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: An Existential Question For Those Who Do The Most Enormous Harm
Replies: 23
Views: 609

Re: An Existential Question For Those Who Do The Most Enormous Harm

Seems like you're mixing things up a bit. You speak of those who cause great harm to others, but also you speak about your own failings. As for those who cause great harm to others, they themselves probably wouldn't think what they're doing as harmful. It's always been this way, and unfortunately no...
by RustyBert
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Hello all

Maybe Humanity Based Morality. When someone says, Well if you don't believe in an objective god, then what DO you believe in? I respond, I believe in You!
by RustyBert
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Hello all

Welcome. I'm pretty new here too. My pet peeve is the words we use when we interact with others. For example, when someone outside of philosophical circles hears moral relativism or nihilism they instantly think anything goes. You and I know that's not what it means, but if you're trying to convince...
by RustyBert
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.

Were we designed by an intelligent creator? In our last issue Todd Moody described Intelligent Design theory as a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution. Here, Massimo Pigliucci takes a more critical view of ‘ID’. https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/Design_Yes_Intelligent_No Unfortunately th...
by RustyBert
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The One Elemental Law
Replies: 56
Views: 1014

Re: The One Elemental Law

I think you're missing the point. Just from the exerpts you posted it seems like the author is talking about the scientific process, not the subject of that process. Einstein and others may have been extremely intuitive, and that led them to solutions to existing problems. But that doesn't really sa...
by RustyBert
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: There is no art or beauty
Replies: 16
Views: 619

Re: There is no art or beauty

Art and beauty does not exist. It is all in the eyes of the beholder. It's perception. Just because many people agree on the same perception, does not make it real. Just popular. Do you exist? Just because a bunch of people reply to your post doesn't mean you exist, just that you're kinda popular. ;)
by RustyBert
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.

Were we designed by an intelligent creator? In our last issue Todd Moody described Intelligent Design theory as a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution. Here, Massimo Pigliucci takes a more critical view of ‘ID’. https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/Design_Yes_Intelligent_No Unfortunately th...
by RustyBert
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.

Were we designed by an intelligent creator? In our last issue Todd Moody described Intelligent Design theory as a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution. Here, Massimo Pigliucci takes a more critical view of ‘ID’. https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/Design_Yes_Intelligent_No Scientists who d...
by RustyBert
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A set of genuine questions. Not a trap. Bible quotes needed.
Replies: 53
Views: 1274

Re: A set of genuine questions. Not a trap. Bible quotes needed.

OP: If your goal is to convince a true believer that their bible doesn't support their beliefs you're wasting your time. In fact, not unlike trump supporters, the more you point out failures, the harder they cling to their book/god/person in the white house. Con artists like trump and priests (the s...
by RustyBert
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Which senses should an artist utilize to create a masterpiece?
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Which senses should an artist utilize to create a masterpiece?

This is not a straightforward question, in part once you consider what a sense is. PhilX 🇺🇸 Smell is the way all artists create a masterpiece. Mozart was notorious for keeping bowls of sweet smelling fruit on his desk when he was composing. But in his last days his wife switched out the fruit with ...
by RustyBert
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Weakness of the Progressive Mind
Replies: 176
Views: 4966

Re: The Weakness of the Progressive Mind

Which eternal values are you talking about? The ones that were used to oppress minorities, women, non-Christians, throughout history? Those eternal values? Or are you referring to the eternal values posited by Buddhists? Hindus? They have all kinds of eternal values that Christians have never even h...
by RustyBert
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What's so different now? (go get a horse)
Replies: 64
Views: 1953

Re: What's so different now? (go get a horse)

Can someone find a source that says there's a need being met by driverless cars OTHER THAN greedy corporations trying to not have to pay drivers, and thus save money? There are so many actual needs in the world that this just seems frivolous. As for the actual OP. I would drive a driverless car afte...
by RustyBert
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What's so different now? (go get a horse)
Replies: 64
Views: 1953

Re: What's so different now? (go get a horse)

Q: What’s so different now? A: It’s looking like the difference is a high level of corruption driving public policy, whereas in Henry Ford’s heyday, autos multiplied because of genuine need, namely, NYC was sinking under a great load of horse hockey. * What’s going on with the cars sounds like a va...
by RustyBert
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Global warming is NOT a science
Replies: 128
Views: 5000

Re: Global warming is NOT a science

Yes WTF, I'm sure I've posted this before. I'm now expressing myself differently while updating. Nor'easter #3 is due to hit on Monday - Tuesday (which was originally forecasted for Friday - Saturday). The spaghetti models the forecasters rely on varies from channel to channel so the weather foreca...
by RustyBert
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Global warming is NOT a science
Replies: 128
Views: 5000

Re: Global warming is NOT a science

Yes WTF, I'm sure I've posted this before. I'm now expressing myself differently while updating. Nor'easter #3 is due to hit on Monday - Tuesday (which was originally forecasted for Friday - Saturday). The spaghetti models the forecasters rely on varies from channel to channel so the weather foreca...