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by Harbal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: due diligence is evil
Replies: 22
Views: 182

Re: this is just common sense

Advocate wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:41 pm
The rules should aim toward justice.
I think the rules of society are meant to aim towards justice, but society is in need of target practice.

Incidentally, what's going on with your quote function?
by Harbal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: new thought experiment
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: new thought experiment

If someone is just being somewhere and the cops come, as they inevitably will if you just be anywhere long enough without showing some form of compliance, and the person says "Kill me or leave me alone because i'm not moving and i'm not complying.", what should the cop do? If someone had no right t...
by Harbal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: due diligence is evil
Replies: 22
Views: 182

Re: this is just common sense

What definition of evil would that sort of thing Not fit? Pick a context. It's Bad. for society. I avoid the word "evil", it suggests something that I don't think exists. Is it bad for society? I certainly don't like it when I'm a victim of it, so I would instinctively tend to agree that it is, but...
by Harbal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: due diligence is evil
Replies: 22
Views: 182

Re: this is just common sense

He has a mechanic on call who will support whatever he tells you, and at the scale he's operating on it's minor expense. You have to pay a much more significant portion of your available funds to find someone to check the vehicle and with no guarantee they aren't on the same side because they opera...
by Harbal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: due diligence is evil
Replies: 22
Views: 182

Re: due diligence is evil

If the "answer" is to find a way to change human nature, that's still the beginning, not the end. You've only redefined the problem, not actually given any insight to a solution. Is finding a solution not a priority for you, or what? There is only one solution, and you've already identified it: "Le...
by Harbal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: due diligence is evil
Replies: 22
Views: 182

Re: due diligence is evil

Advocate wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Why do people like to present that as an end when it's actually the beginning of the problem?
Because it's also the end of the problem; unless you have come up with a plan to change human nature.
by Harbal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: due diligence is evil
Replies: 22
Views: 182

Re: due diligence is evil

It also puts the burden of finding faults on those least capable of doing so and who have the most to lose, how is it not completely obvious to everyone? Well, everyone isn't in charge so it doesn't really matter how obvious it is. So life isn't always fair; I think most of us already knew that.
by Harbal
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: due diligence is evil
Replies: 22
Views: 182

Re: due diligence is evil

This thread comes under the category of, "wouldn't it be nice if".

Wouldn't it be nice if the sky was always blue; Wouldn't it be nice if we never grew old; Wouldn't it be nice if no one ever cheated. :(
by Harbal
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why Live In Society
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Why Live In Society

Harbal wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:47 pm
RCSaunders wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:55 pm
Human Beings Are Not Social Animals

Nonsense, poppycock and balderdash. What utter, utter, utter hogwash. :roll:
I forgot codswallop. :oops:
by Harbal
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why Live In Society
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Why Live In Society

RCSaunders wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:55 pm
Human Beings Are Not Social Animals

Nonsense, poppycock and balderdash. What utter, utter, utter hogwash. :roll:
by Harbal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Our lack of Purpose
Replies: 62
Views: 9373

Re: Our lack of Purpose

Advocate wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:43 pm
Phew. We did it!
No, it never ends. :(
by Harbal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Our lack of Purpose
Replies: 62
Views: 9373

Re: Our lack of Purpose

Advocate wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:33 pm Is it?
In order to fulfil your purpose, you must answer that for yourself.
by Harbal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Our lack of Purpose
Replies: 62
Views: 9373

Re: Our lack of Purpose

Hjarloprillar wrote: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:21 pm What purpose/goal does humanity have?
The purpose of humanity is to ask questions, and then find the answers.
by Harbal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God's immutability: OT vs. NT God, the same?
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: God's immutability: OT vs. NT God, the same?

But I can't explain how God's character is so different, how He is so intolerant in the OT and so tolerant in the NT. I guess most of us mellow with age. In the OT, God chooses Israelites to be his chosen people and condemn other nations I imagine the Israelites got that special privilege from God ...
by Harbal
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.
Replies: 79
Views: 603

Re: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.

Gary Childress wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:26 pm

Do I really need to explain that to you, Harbal?
Yes you do, Gary, because I want as much reassurance as possible that I won't become extinct.