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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is this proposed law going overboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 2013

Is this proposed law going overboard?

Where I live at, it'll be coming up for a vote to register your camera/camcorder with the police. This means giving all sorts of information about the setup. E.g. the owner's name, how many cameras are involved, where are the cameras pointed at, specifically what areas are covered (e.g. which portio...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can tv be put to better uses?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Can tv be put to better uses?

Dave Letterman I watch for his top ten list. Hardly ever watch talk TV. Will watch game shows such as Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?, Jeopardy, Family Feud, Wheel Of Fortune; also Funniest Pets and People, for their entertainment and interesting questions. Even Court TV has some educational value fo...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can tv be put to better uses?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Can tv be put to better uses?

Would you regard talk shows and Court TV as being educational or just mere entertainment? These categories dominate tv. Any thoughts to add to this?

PhilX
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Should John Boehner be jailed?
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Should John Boehner be jailed?

I see Boehner may shut down the US gov't in response to Obama. I know that union leaders can be jailed for striking. Why not the same for Boehner? As part of the OP, the Republicans swept the elections recently in key spots, in part to have a more responsive Congress. It sure sounds that it hasn't w...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can tv be put to better uses?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Can tv be put to better uses?

I already know the role tv plays in security systems. And of course we know about the boob tube and the entertainment purposes of the tv. Sometimes I wonder whether there are more and better uses for the tv.

What say you to this?

PhilX
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to yours?
Replies: 76
Views: 7802

Re: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to your

VT I think you're from England. How about WWII when we saved your sorry hides and I think you still owe us a chunk of money. Fair enough? PhilX Without the 20,000,000 dead Soviets we'd still be on the beaches and we paid you back every cent. And let's not forget you were late as usual and would not...
by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to yours?
Replies: 76
Views: 7802

Re: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to your

VT I think you're from England. How about WWII when we saved your sorry hides and I think you still owe us a chunk of money. Fair enough? PhilX Without the 20,000,000 dead Soviets we'd still be on the beaches and we paid you back every cent. And let's not forget you were late as usual and would not...
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Toilet seat down
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: Toilet seat down

Impenitent wrote:
Philosophy Explorer wrote:I consider it sexist to require a man to leave the toilet seat down after using the bathroom (at a job where both genders share the bathroom).

What do you think about it?

PhilX
shit happens

-Imp
LOL

PhilX
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Space & Time as Two Dimensions
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: Space & Time as Two Dimensions

What do you think of Flatland? (I think the author was Edwin Abbott)

PhilX
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can time be infinite?
Replies: 186
Views: 16777

Re: Can time be infinite?

Here's something deeper to think about. If both time and space are infinite, can time be of a greater infinity than space? (there is a concept of different orders of infinity in math)

PhilX
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can time be infinite?
Replies: 186
Views: 16777

Re: Can time be infinite?

If one can't be around at the beginning nor the end of time, how can we tell it's infinite?

PhilX
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to yours?
Replies: 76
Views: 7802

Re: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to your

VT added: "Well I certainly wouldn't want to live there. It comes across as a backward dump with all the wrong priorities." Sounds prejudiced to me. PhilX It's not my fault it comes across that way. It's your fault if the rest of the world sees you like that. Refusing to accept responsibility won't...
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to yours?
Replies: 76
Views: 7802

Re: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to your

VT added:

"Well I certainly wouldn't want to live there. It comes across as a backward dump with all the wrong priorities."

Sounds prejudiced to me.

PhilX
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to yours?
Replies: 76
Views: 7802

Re: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to your

VT said:

"Perhaps they believe your bullshit TV shows? Are you talking about Mexicans? I doubt if Canadians are clamouring to live in the US."

The stats prove it (you watch too much TV).

If that's your best shot, then you couldn't hit the side of a barn.

PhilX
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to yours?
Replies: 76
Views: 7802

Re: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to your

Define "culture" the way you mean it. Isn't it better to say "population of a country"? That sounds like what you mean. Or just country. The privileges of being Norwegian I feel are indescribable. I don't think there's any right that I might possess in the US but not in Norway, that makes a signifi...