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by philosopher
Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Free Will-debate settled

As far as human beings are concerned : There is no absolute free will - there is no absolute determinism So therefore free will and determinism are mutually compatible As far as the Universe is concerned : Some things are inevitable - such as the heat death of the Universe Some things are random - ...
by philosopher
Sun May 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Free Will-debate settled

It's obviously an almost infinite discussion on this topic, determinism vs. free will. Alot of those discussing this topic don't even know basic physics and basic logic, so I'll start by explaining the definitions in layman terms first, then move on to the discussion: DETERMINISM is about how everyt...
by philosopher
Mon May 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Something is rotten in Denmark...
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Something is rotten in Denmark...

What would you say? I'd say that when I think of Denmark, I don't think of Nazis and concentration camps, I just think of bacon and butter. I'm a Dane, and I have never thought it should come that far. But now we're here. Hard Line party gets several seats in the parliament. The more extreme they b...
by philosopher
Mon May 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Something is rotten in Denmark...
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Something is rotten in Denmark...

*delete*
by philosopher
Wed May 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why the West is morally superior
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: Why the West is morally superior

it is interesting to note that people generally think that their own country / culture / etc is superior - and then try to justify it with reasons that purport to be universal whats with that? True, but only the West has proven it in reality. The West was - prior to the First World War - the only c...
by philosopher
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why the West is morally superior
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: Why the West is morally superior

it is interesting to note that people generally think that their own country / culture / etc is superior - and then try to justify it with reasons that purport to be universal whats with that? True, but only the West has proven it in reality. The West was - prior to the First World War - the only c...
by philosopher
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Holographic Principle
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Holographic Principle

I propose the Floppy Disk Principle instead: yeah yeah, the information of a 3d universe can be encoded on a 2d surface, but it can also be stored on a floppy disk of epic proportions. Therefore the universe is obviously a floppy disk. You're not going to suggest the Simulation Hypothesis, are you?...
by philosopher
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Holographic Principle
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Holographic Principle

The latest scientific bet on how the universe works is the Holographic Principle. I don't quite understand it... where is this hologram (2D flat surface projecting our 3-dimensional reality) located? Some say it is at the boundaries of our universe... but wait a second... how can it project our real...
by philosopher
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science vs. Meaning
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Science vs. Meaning

Have you ever heard of social sciences? Psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, history, literature? You have a pretty skewed sense of reality. I'm not going to argue, you have all the right as an individual to hold your views. But if you opened your mind up just a bit, you'd see that reality...
by philosopher
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science vs. Meaning
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Science vs. Meaning

Faith (ie. religious faith) tries to answer the meaning of everything. Science tries to answer the workings of everything. According to the Scientistic view, there is no meaning because everything just "is". I find this bold statement as meaningless as saying there is no story in a movie, because th...
by philosopher
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 110
Views: 959

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

Stop calling them "nazis" for a start, then you will stop LOOKING AT them in a particular way. They are, after all, just human beings who LOOK AT things from a particular different perspective, just like you do. Then, we could start encouraging them and supporting them to LOOK AT "others" from a Tr...
by philosopher
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 28
Views: 366

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

no, free people spending their money is free people spending their money -Imp You haven't yet defined what makes their money "theirs" in the first place. Legally speaking, it belongs to them (the rich people who wants to spend their money on a cathedral). But if both of us buy into that argument, I...
by philosopher
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 110
Views: 959

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

Because you have quoted my question on its own it is more easily to be taken out of context. So, to put it back into context i also wrote: I certainly would NOT want to exterminate, in a horrible death, one of "us" now would I? So, HOW EXACTLY do I separate "them" from "us" again? You, after all, w...
by philosopher
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 28
Views: 366

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

isn't it awful?!? free people spending their money how they wish?!? I see dead people. -Imp By "their money" - you mean the money that the workers were forced to work hard to make profit for the big companies they (the rich, not the workers) own, in return for some ridiculous low wages that does no...
by philosopher
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 110
Views: 959

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

So, 'WHAT' is it again that "they" think, which "we" do NOT? Are you asking what's the difference between a liberal, social-liberal, libertarian, social-democratic and moderate conservatives), and nazis? Are you serious? I want to know, before I start spending my limited time on people like you. Bu...