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by John K
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: ~ Chickens Are Human Too ~
Replies: 48
Views: 5361

Re: ~ Chickens Are Human Too ~

The ancient Greeks figured this out Bill.
by John K
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from MNSU
Replies: 5
Views: 1910

Re: Hello from MNSU

HexHammer wrote:I'm the inquisitor around here, I'll burst people's bubbles, so if you like such personallity, you better put me on ignore.
He's the forum's spelling champion. Really.
by John K
Fri May 23, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Your favourite song of all time what is it?
Replies: 129
Views: 14762

Re: Your favourite song of all time what is it?

Claude DeBussy La Mer.
by John K
Sun May 11, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Challenge me, theists!~
Replies: 88
Views: 11658

Re: Challenge me, theists!~

Kuznetzova wrote:DO NOT CHALLENGE MY INTELLECTUAL CREDIBILITY!!
I was going to write something sarcastic, but this thread trolls itself.
by John K
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Here's a hypothetical scenario just for fun
Replies: 26
Views: 4005

Re: Here's a hypothetical scenario just for fun

Blaggard wrote:I'd go back in time and kill Jesus...
At least let him clear the temple first.
by John K
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: WAYS TO BE WRONG and how to be RIGHT
Replies: 26
Views: 3877

Re: WAYS TO BE WRONG and how to be RIGHT

Hi, Hex-Hammer I already answered these questions. You just did not read carefully. One of the wiki sites is the biography of a philosopher - who I knew personally. I gave the link to that in one of my recent posts. The University was just given in a reply to your earlier request. Read ! p.s. Why d...
by John K
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The end of E=mc^2
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: The end of E=mc^2

Perhaps we'll give E=mc cubed a try.
by John K
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Choice or Determinism
Replies: 91
Views: 11243

Re: Choice or Determinism

3Sum wrote: Getting violent I see. I guess he wouldn't take you to court, instead he'd take a machete and decapitate you. Cause he has the free will to do so :)
I was hoping he see that I had no choice in the matter.
by John K
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hitler, Wagner, and Nietzsche
Replies: 20
Views: 3626

Re: Hitler, Wagner, and Nietzsche

Would Nietzsche have approved of Hitler's will to power? Aside from the obvious racism which Nietzsche was staunchly against that is. It's not the will to power he'd have a problem with, since it's an integral part of his philosophy. I do believe he'd oppose the extreme measures Hitler called for i...
by John K
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Choice or Determinism
Replies: 91
Views: 11243

Re: Choice or Determinism

Kick a determinist philosopher in the shin and see if he takes you to court.
by John K
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Choice or Determinism
Replies: 91
Views: 11243

Re: Choice or Determinism

In other words, I might *think* I chose to go to lunch, but it was actually a product of my stomach pains, which were a product of my having eaten too early, which were a product of my having gotten up to early, which was a product of my having slept badly, which was a product of my having watched ...
by John K
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Choice or Determinism
Replies: 91
Views: 11243

Re: Choice or Determinism

Yet if Determinism is true, then even what you call an "internal cause" is actually, secretly, the long-term product of an "external cause". In that case, the distinction disappears again. In other words, I might *think* I chose to go to lunch, but it was actually a product of my stomach pains, whi...
by John K
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Choice or Determinism
Replies: 91
Views: 11243

Re: Choice or Determinism

Compatibilism (W.T. Stace) offers a possible way out of this age old dilemma. If the cause of said event is internal, resulting actions are determined by ourselves . Just a thought. So we choose to determine what those actions will be? Not always. I can decide to leave the room for lunch (internal ...
by John K
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Choice or Determinism
Replies: 91
Views: 11243

Re: Choice or Determinism

Compatibilism (W.T. Stace) offers a possible way out of this age old dilemma. If the cause of said event is internal, resulting actions are determined by ourselves. Just a thought.
by John K
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: If infinite parallel universes exist ...
Replies: 65
Views: 11877

Re: If infinite parallel universes exist ...

Hugh Everett was one hell of a thinker. Too bad he drank himself to death.