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by lennartack
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Quantum Mechanics - Schools of interpretation
Replies: 45
Views: 12642

Re: Quantum Mechanics - Schools of interpretation

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/quantum_mechanics.png http://xkcd.com/1240/ On topic: I hope there are no physicists who still believe that consciousness plays a role in wave function collapse. But it certainly is an interesting thought experiment. Arising_uk: you can actually make that experiment comp...
by lennartack
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Another Nice Thing About The Tax Policy of Evensonomics
Replies: 13
Views: 2781

Re: Re:

So how and when is this tax levied - monthly, yearly, or each time the property passes out of one owner's hands into another's? If a single item of your property can be taxed multiple times, it is not fair at all: someone who works hard his whole life but choose to live sober will lose most of his ...
by lennartack
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: George Zimmerman case
Replies: 71
Views: 14667

Re: what was trayvon martin supposed to do?

so a crazy fat fuck comes at you and grabs you demanding to know what you are doing minding your own business, and the crazy fuck has a gun? the only options at this point are either running away and hoping his aim is not too good, or hurting him so bad that he cannot use that gun you would just ca...
by lennartack
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Country of Freedom
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Country of Freedom

I wrote this as an exercise in writing English, with a libertarian/liberal/constitutionalist American audience in mind. You can comment on my message as well as on my writing. Country of Freedom Once upon a time, there was a group of people living on huge lands. The lands were enormous, but only lig...
by lennartack
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the reality of sexual arousal
Replies: 181
Views: 32020

Re: the reality of sexual arousal

Hi Kuznetnova. If the purpose of this forum were to be politically correct, make small talk like a dinner party, entertain each other, and "make friends" -- if that were the purpose of this forum, then the above truth in all its brutality would not breach the conversation. Unfortunately, this is not...
by lennartack
Thu May 09, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Utilitarianism in practice
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Utilitarianism in practice

I will ask a hypothetical question of importance. A messenger from a planet far away, say Ardana, arrives. The planet is so far away the we will never be able to reach them, and they will never be able to reach us, except for this messenger. The Ardanians live in misery, but there is hope. We are gi...
by lennartack
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 'Evolution' IS a myth.
Replies: 17
Views: 8016

Re: 'Evolution' IS a myth.

Thus, although there is considerable uncertainty in the preceding numbers, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that the per-generation reduction in fitness due to recurrent mutation is at least 1% in humans and quite possibly as high as 5%. You can't just drop a percentage without detailing wh...
by lennartack
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is It Time To Regulate Clubs And Hammers?
Replies: 46
Views: 7656

Re: Is It Time To Regulate Clubs And Hammers?

Customs, traditions, moral values and rules of etiquette, not laws and government regulations, are what make for a civilized society. These behavioral norms — transmitted by example, word of mouth and religious teachings — represent a body of wisdom distilled through ages of experience, trial and e...
by lennartack
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Most Important Philosopher to the Greatest Man on Earth
Replies: 9
Views: 2668

Re: The Most Important Philosopher to the Greatest Man on Ea

Bill Wiltrack wrote: My thesis for this thread:[/b] Philosophy and modern philosophers shape our living world.
What exactly do you mean by living world?
by lennartack
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Most Important Philosopher to the Greatest Man on Earth
Replies: 9
Views: 2668

Re: The Most Important Philosopher to the Greatest Man on Ea

Philosophy and modern philosophers shape our living world. You must live in a totalitarian state if that is true. I think our world is shaped by dogma's that we inherited from our ancestors. So the statement "Philsophy and old/ancient philosophers shape our living world", may be more true. But is i...
by lennartack
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ethics as central processing?
Replies: 31
Views: 6266

Re: Ethics as central processing?

as humans always come along with a range of different moral assumptions, this is why a computer would only ever be great for one person Like I said: There exists no best theory of ethics. Ethics differ from culture to culture and from person to person. A central ethical unit sounds like a dangerous...
by lennartack
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: All About Virtual Reality
Replies: 30
Views: 11813

Re: All About Virtual Reality

Nothing. At least, as long as the virtual world doesn't include interaction with other humans, like this forum. Except for sex maybe, like reasonvemotion suggested. Can't think of anything else. Ok, you like humans, fair enough. And you've come here to this forum looking for humans who share your i...
by lennartack
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: All About Virtual Reality
Replies: 30
Views: 11813

Re: All About Virtual Reality

What is it that you want, you don't or can't have, that the virtual world could give you? Excellent question, thank you! I hope everybody will answer this one. Nothing. At least, as long as the virtual world doesn't include interaction with other humans, like this forum. Except for sex maybe, like ...
by lennartack
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: All About Virtual Reality
Replies: 30
Views: 11813

Re: All About Virtual Reality

What, the "wrestling" or the "real world"? These are the kinds of philosophical questions I hope to explore. Why is a human real, and a simulation unreal? The best I can offer is the guess that the first generation to have the option will find it problematic, but for the following generation who ha...