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by A_Seagull
Tue May 21, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1889

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

Humans can survive very well if all they do is determined by choices based on what they know. 'Truth' has nothing to do with it. If what one thinks they know is not true, it is false, and any choices based on that false knowledge will be disastrous. Not at all. People survived very well for many th...
by A_Seagull
Mon May 20, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Free Will-debate settled

philosopher wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:35 pm

Morality and the judicial system relies on the free will to be real.
Morality is a myth.

The judicial system does not rely on 'free-will' being real.

Whether the world is 'determined' or whether there is 'free-will' makes no difference to anything or anybody.

Or have you got something more?
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?
Replies: 34
Views: 845

Re: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?

As the title is asking, does the statement that.... There is such a reality as non-X for any and every X. ...stand true universally? (as a Tautology for reality) Are you able to show that you are doing something more than playing with words? If not, your 'reality' can never be anything more than a ...
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 2090

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

One can and one ought to do a bit more research before speaking. I hope you are taking your own advice. . It's a tired old story that ironically enough is again being played out upon the international and national stage and if history is any teacher then we know were its going to end up again. Its ...
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 2090

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

I don't follow links.. but thank you.... Well long story short. Most of the Jews in Germany had been there for generations, their grandparents had fought heroically in the first world war and they mistakenly belived that the Germans would oppose fascism in the end, the Nazi were nor stupid and move...
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1889

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

... hypotheses cannot be decisively disproved either. The truth is humans being could hardly survive a day if all they did was not determined by choices based on what they know is true. Not at all. Humans can survive very well if all they do is determined by choices based on what they know. 'Truth'...
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1889

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

So says our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci. https://philosophynow.org/issues/74/Hypotheses_Forget_About_It Massimo says "Half of the problem with hypotheses was mentioned above: there is no way to conclusively prove a hypothesis correct, because there is always the possibilit...
by A_Seagull
Sat May 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You never happened.
Replies: 157
Views: 3136

Re: You never happened.

You have no past, the past is death, the past never happened. You have no future, the future never happens, the future is death. Right NOW there is no you because there is no other than you for Infinity. Infinity = 0 = 1 https://res-1.cloudinary.com/crunchbase-production/image/upload/c_lpad,h_256,w...
by A_Seagull
Sat May 18, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?
Replies: 34
Views: 845

Re: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?

Scott Mayers wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:24 am
As the title is asking, does the statement that....

There is such a reality as non-X for any and every X.

...stand true universally? (as a Tautology for reality)
What reality?
by A_Seagull
Sat May 18, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 2090

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

Yes I would. Though mind you it would probably be a bit late by then. For them to blame the Nazis would be entirely useless, they were not the sort of people to take notice of a bit of criticism from the Jews. And of course some Jews did take responsibility for the situation and wisely fled the cou...
by A_Seagull
Sat May 18, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 689
Views: 10234

Re: A_S

This... your right to interact with the world ends at my body. ...squarely brings us back to my opening question: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat? If 'meat' then: meh, do as you like with it. If 'person': then your right to interact with the world ends with his/...
by A_Seagull
Sat May 18, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 689
Views: 10234

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

People have rights if they give themselves rights and claim those rights. Then their "rights" are only theirs if they have strong arms, and those arm remain permanently strong. The minute they weaken in their ability to enforce their "rights," they will lose them to somebody stronger, or some group...
by A_Seagull
Fri May 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 689
Views: 10234

Re: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?

There are no absolute moral laws any more. Generally I think that people who would prevent a woman's right to her own body... You're assuming she HAS a right to "her own body." Sorry, but nobody has a right to "their own" body. At most, we have temporary responsibility for it. But our option to use...
by A_Seagull
Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 2090

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

The ones who were able to. I love it when people say 'they should have left' as if it was an easy task. While I am always happy to bring joy to contributors to this forum, it should be noted that I did not say 'they should have left', in fact I said nothing like that, nor is it what I intended to s...
by A_Seagull
Thu May 16, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 2090

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

Is that the advice you'd give to the Jews who were in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps in the 1940's ? Yes I would. Though mind you it would probably be a bit late by then. For them to blame the Nazis would be entirely useless, they were not the sort of people to take notice of a bit of...