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by Skip
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does justification = morality?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Does justification = morality?

Ethical systems are societal. Every ethical system has a set of fundamental principles. If you know what your principles are, you can make decisions on that basis. You can evaluate new and emerging problems according to their compatibility with those fundamental principles. Did you have specific que...
by Skip
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fill in the blank
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Fill in the blank

opening the vegetable crisper for the seventh time, hoping to find a jalapeno pepper one had previously overlooked, because the chili will be so much poorer without it ... and the little bugger still isn't there!
by Skip
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Do you prefer short or long sentences?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Yes. Short for action; long for description. Short for assertions of fact or opinion. But when you need to explain why something happened in the way that it happened, or how two or more entities interact to cause a particular phenomenon, or what the royal bodyguard was thinking while the the assassi...
by Skip
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Fake News

How do you tell: 1. Listen to the tone - in print, the language and punctuation. Is it even, calm, reasonable, or hectic, jerky, emotional? 2. Is the journalist asking relevant questions? Is he or she covering the topic comprehensively or selectively? 3.Compare with other news media: how did other n...
by Skip
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

From that article: Still, the gains aren't equally spread. A separate measure of hourly wages that doesn't include managers rose 2.4 percent over the past year, more slowly than the broader figure. That suggests that managers and supervisors have received the biggest benefits. It doesn't include the...
by Skip
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

I've been tracking technology Skip including this one. What you say is currently true. However the future may work out different (if I can believe the articles). PhilX 🇺🇸 It usually does. That's why it would be a good idea for a nation to formulate an economic policy for long-range prosperity. Supp...
by Skip
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

Why is nuclear a stupid option? #1 reason: the waste products http://projects.wsj.com/waste-lands/ #2 - the cost of construction and maintenance. https://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear-power/cost-nuclear-power#.WnShUOdG3IU #3- the risk https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/mar/14/nuclear-power-plan...
by Skip
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

Why insist on generating electricity with coal? Nuclear is being offered [in my face, all the time] as the only viable alternative, which is equally stupid. There are established, developing and emerging energy generation and storage technologies, innovative conservation strategies, clever designs a...
by Skip
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

None of the above.
Merely pointing out that economic policy should be looking forward, not harking back.
It should invest in improvement, rather than self-delusion.
by Skip
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

That's my understanding of the technology (and politics), but I could be wrong. You could! It's easy. The technology changes minute by minute. If your information is three years old, it's hopelessly wrong. The politics never change: idjits who know nothing about the facts and everything about the c...
by Skip
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

Skip is complaining outside the subject. Skip was not complaining anywhere. Skip was responding to PhilX's question: Define the US economy. How many do you know of? Skip's answer was: Four, only one of those being GDP, wherein Skip pointed out the shortcomings of each specie of "ruler". But thanks ...
by Skip
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The end.
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: The end.

Unfortunately, I cannot confirm whether I stole from that particular author, as I couldn't open the link, but I'll take your word for it. Never said you did. The near-plagiarism remark was about the Carl Sagan quote, that's familiar to most everyone. The other thing referred to "the Big Bang stuff ...
by Skip
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

So tariffs don't protect. They lessen domestic competition. I'm sure Trump is aware of this with his administration which makes me wonder why he favors them? PhilX 🇺🇸 https://ca.dhgate.com/product/donald-trump-limited-edition-bobblehead-make/395791496.html?utm_source=pla&utm_medium=GMC&utm_campaign...
by Skip
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The end.
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: The end.

For some people, this will be the most interesting point. In fact, for others, it will be the only interesting point. But as it is not something I try to develop, because I really don't know, I thought I'd chuck it open to the forum. The thing is, for all I know, Big Bang stuff was created by some ...
by Skip
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

:lol:
You're just a little ray of eternal sunshine on a spotless mind.