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by thedoc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the issue of "harm"
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: On the issue of "harm"

If the other persons were unaware of the act, then they were also not aware of the potential harm. The question then becomes did the persons committing the act harm themselves. In the example above you used the name Bob and that suits, so does Bob by committing act X harm himself? That is the questi...
by thedoc
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Which do you think is worse?
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Which do you think is worse?

It's entirely dependent on context. If a lady asks me if she looks ugly, and I lie and say, "no," trying to spare her feelings, I don't even consider that to be unethical behavior. If I break a promise to give someone back their gun, while they are severely depressed and suicidal, I also consider b...
by thedoc
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society
Replies: 39
Views: 227

Re: Cow sets a bad example for progressive society

As we all know, a fully functioning progressive society having equality as a prime objective, must be intolerant of all that opposes its values and declarations of right and wrong. All those who oppose these declarations must be subdued and re-educated. They are black sheep and should not be allowe...
by thedoc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

Read it, so much BullShit, the "Realist-Idealist" does not exist he is just an idealist, who wants to make everyone else behave like he does, in disguise.
by thedoc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

I think the Prof is blowin' smoke, everyone should agree and be nice to each other is just a code for everyone should think and act just like Prof. It doesn't work that way since everyone is just a little bit different.
by thedoc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

For example I don't claim to know a lot about Astrophysics as it doesn't effect me very much here on earth, but I do try to know and understand as much as I can about the physics here on Earth. I have watched several physics professors give a demonstration of the co-efficient of friction and after d...
by thedoc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re:

As the reader can by now infer, every individual's autonomy and individuality is encouraged by the theory. Everyone is free to comply or to not comply with any part of the theory if they so choose. ...just as they can ignore what we know about Physics, or about nutrition, or Psychology. :angry: The...
by thedoc
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religious lies. Why do we knowingly accept them?
Replies: 29
Views: 462

Re: Religious lies. Why do we knowingly accept them?

"Those who say, don't know, and those who know, Don't say". It's just as true inside of religion as outside.
by thedoc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Valintines
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Valintines

commonsense wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Is it better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all?
How empty must life have been, to never have Loved another person.
by thedoc
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why ask unanswerable questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Why ask unanswerable questions?

Is this what philosophy means to you--unanswerable questions? Is it worthwhile to search for a truth that cannot be found? How can we know that a question is unanswerable or that a truth cannot be found? How would we even know we arrived upon a definitive answer if there were one? Or is it merely t...
by thedoc
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 30840

Re: Relativity?

I thought 'science' was just the study of things , obviously by human beings. Can there actually be 'any thing IN science, itself'? If so, then what is that thing or things? Science is a method of observing and testing reality, and then scientists develop theories to explain what has been observed....
by thedoc
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Virgin Birth Myths
Replies: 98
Views: 1257

Re: Virgin Birth Myths

You could be right, DontAskMe. However what I mean to explain is that myths of all sorts, including the influential Virgin Birth myths, function as explanations where common sense and even science must fail. Peoples change: myths become redundant. Science has overtaken virgin birth myths but these ...
by thedoc
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Virgin Birth Myths
Replies: 98
Views: 1257

Re: Virgin Birth Myths

'Myth'. I use the word 'myth' in the following sense: an ancient story or set of stories, especially explaining the early history of a group of people or about natural events and facts: Joseph Campbell did a series on Mythology also several books. He indicated that certain elements of the Myth had ...
by thedoc
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2734
Views: 285707

Re: Music

Here's a question I haven't seen others get into. When you listen to a song, with or without singing, do you just listen to it for its sound (which I often do which I think makes me an audiophile) or do you keenly listen for the words, or it depends? PhilX 🇺🇸 When there are lyrics to a song I alway...
by thedoc
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 30840

Re: Relativity?

A typical Creationist will demand that all possible scenarios be tested and verified before they will consider any scientific theory to be true, as long as it doesn't contradict their particular interpretation of the Bible. But the Bible is accepted as true without any verification or testing becau...