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by Melchior
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does intelligent alien life exist?
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Does intelligent alien life exist?

thedoc wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Greta wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:50 am
Some possible reasons for the Fermi Paradox:

Are there any more?
The question I've heard most often is "Where are the Aliens?" but more important is "Why would an Alien come here?" Don't they have enough problems of their own?
Earth is the cosmic equivalent of Sears. Who would come here?
by Melchior
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the earth getting overpopulated?
Replies: 60
Views: 2046

Re: Is the earth getting overpopulated?

Not by humans. There are huge tracts of empty space in West Virginia and eastern Germany.
by Melchior
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Oxford's Philosophy Dept. has Caved into Gender PC
Replies: 73
Views: 2319

Re: Oxford's Philosophy Dept. has Caved into Gender PC

Well, nothing surprises me anymore. Women philosophers? Do they mean academics? My experience with women philosophers is that they are capable of reciting chapter and verse of some famous philosopher, but are incapable of digesting it. Having a mastery of minutiae does not make one a philosopher.
by Melchior
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: New Proof of the Existence of God
Replies: 51
Views: 2084

Re: New Proof of the Existence of God

All the classic proofs of the existence of god are old and worn out -- the first cause argument, the argument from design, the ontological argument, etc. They have been refuted so many times, it's like beating a dead horse to think about them. Sitting there on his throne, dismayed that fewer and fe...
by Melchior
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fallacies of Bill Nye
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Fallacies of Bill Nye

by Melchior
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?
Replies: 179
Views: 13499

Re: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?

'tis better to have hemmed and hawed than never to have hemmed at all.
by Melchior
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 258
Views: 16113

Re: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?

Ever hear of the stock market, dumbass?
by Melchior
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are great philosophers living among us?
Replies: 17
Views: 1058

Re: Are great philosophers living among us?

Yes. Alfred S. Newman, in the Bronx.
by Melchior
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2907
Views: 307883

Re: Music

by Melchior
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How to end my computer game addiction?
Replies: 15
Views: 2188

Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

What? I have never played these 'games'.
by Melchior
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Queen
Replies: 67
Views: 4109

Re: Queen

Queen? Bohemian Rhapsody is kinda nice.