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by philosopher
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why do so many people like Putin?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Why do so many people like Putin?

Why is Putin so popular and why is the former dictator Stalin (who committed genocides far worse than Hitler) nominated the "greatest and most popular Russian"? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/10/vladimir-putin-russia-rehabilitating-stalin-soviet-past And why do so many EU-citizen...
by philosopher
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God, Religion and Logic
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: God, Religion and Logic

Why do you want me to assume that this "God thing" is a 'he'? Do you have some bias to the male of a species? Most people refer to "god" as a male-deity, I'm only playing on the terms of "most people". It really doesn't matter to me. Feel free to replace "he" with "it" if you like. And then why are...
by philosopher
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God, Religion and Logic
Replies: 5
Views: 92

God, Religion and Logic

Assuming God exists, and ignoring the lack of evidence for said deity: If God is almighty, can he make a rock so heavy he cannot carry it? Obviously this is a contradiction and therefore we must assume that Logic is above God, and God is subject to the Rules of Logic. It also answers a lot of the qu...
by philosopher
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "Your" Money & Taxation
Replies: 38
Views: 414

Re: "Your" Money & Taxation

The low-wage, underpaid factory worker can quit their factory job, start their own factory and compete with their boss. No he can't. Starting your own factory requires lots of money. If you don't have it, you're at the mercy of the banks. And they won't neccessarily lent you money. Even if he succe...
by philosopher
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "Your" Money & Taxation
Replies: 38
Views: 414

Re: "Your" Money & Taxation

What is meant by "my money" is "I get to keep the value I created". Now we're getting to my point: What about the workers working in factories? They produce the values which the big boss gets all for himself (nearly). The workers are paid low wages in return. That's also known as exploitation of th...
by philosopher
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "Your" Money & Taxation
Replies: 38
Views: 414

Re: "Your" Money & Taxation

I could be completely wrong but I think that the point being made here is you can not print money. You are literally legally prohibited from making your own money. If I am wrong I would like to be corrected. No, you are totally right. I meant printing money, sorry I couldn't find the right word for...
by philosopher
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "Your" Money & Taxation
Replies: 38
Views: 414

"Your" Money & Taxation

Pro-capitalists make the claim your money is... your money. But the monetary system is the domain of the state. Only the state can make money. So in essense, what you're doing is to borrow money from the state. You are prohibited from making your own money. Then the pro-capitalists claim that your m...
by philosopher
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 957

Locked Mind Thought Experiment

Your mind is locked to your body. That's weird. I'll explain below: When you change your personality (for a variety of reasons, damage, drugs - whatever) you will still see the world through the eyes of that very same body - even though the body has replaced all the atoms over many years. I find tha...
by philosopher
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Scandinavian Democracy is the only democracy that works
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Scandinavian Democracy is the only democracy that works

The parliamentary democratic system in Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland) are by far the only democracies which forms governments representing the people they are about to govern. In the U.S. when electing representatives, ie. the president or senate members, you vote for cand...
by philosopher
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 8
Views: 200

This is True Conservatism

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/27/alabama-pregnant-woman-shot-manslaughter-charge-marshae-jones A pregnant women is jailed for having been shot so the fetus got killed... she didn't fire the gun, someone else committed the crime against her/the fetus. Yet, the woman is jailed. That's C...
by philosopher
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Can the universe think?

So given this interpretation, if I add a part to the system, does the system still think? It is the brain that thinks or the person? If I put a rock in the hand of the person, can the person/rock system think, or is it just a system that contains something that thinks? I think the answer hinges on ...
by philosopher
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Can the universe think?

HexHammer wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:46 pm
I have the theory
Be careful with that word. You certainly do not have a theory, you don't even have a hypothesis. You have an idea.

https://www.britannica.com/science/scientific-theory
https://www.britannica.com/science/scie ... hypothesis
by philosopher
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Can the universe think?

The brain consists of neurons communicating with each other through electrical and chemical signals, creating consciousness and thoughts. But we don't say "this particular neuron is what cause our consciousness". It is the total sum of all the parts, or put in other words: Consciousness is the syste...
by philosopher
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?

With the rise of the Right in U.S. alot of americans are becoming increasingly in favor of the confederates and pro-slavery. You mean people are suddenly becoming Democrats? After all, every single slave owner America at the time of the Emancipation was a Democrat. Or do you mean like all those Gra...
by philosopher
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re:

"I think he was pointing to the contradiction that the conservative pro-lifers favor the life of zygotes but oddly still favor killing of those full grown adults." I think he was doin' more than that, but: let's say he was, for conversation's sake, just addressin' 'that' supposed contradiction. Fro...