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by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Racism does it make sense?
Replies: 54
Views: 9560

Re: Racism does it make sense?

It is said that we share 95% of our genes with chimps. The remaining 5% is code for each of our unique faces and familial characteristics, and ALL the differences we have with chimps. How many code for racial differences in the 5%? There are only 35,000 genes in the genome. Do the maths. What releva...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Racism does it make sense?
Replies: 54
Views: 9560

Re: Racism does it make sense?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuLVv56YGXQ You don't have to watch this clip but I would, it would add context, but let me get straight to the point, do you think in a modern world where boundaries are becoming blurred, the idea of race makes any sense at all. Now I am not talking about in medicin...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to yours?
Replies: 76
Views: 11891

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

Some may say we can always do better (or worse). Speaking for the US, I think where we exceed would be our technology and our freedom. I already know that some will disagree. But an underlying question is how do we gauge how well we are doing? Standard of living? How many people want to move into h...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 14387

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

Are vicarious experiences as valid as authentic ones that you have experienced yourself. Everyone has stories that relate to their lives, some have been lived directly, some are experiences of others and those stories are part of ones life. Vicarious experiences are equally authentic as non-vicario...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Finding our own meaning in life is delusional
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Re: Finding our own meaning in life is delusional

If materialism, naturalism, and scientism are true, then you would be delusional to find meaning in your life (as stated by materialism, naturalism, and scientism which state that life is just a bunch of meaningless atoms and particles). There are things in science that do have objective meaning. F...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is this proposed law going overboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 2859

Re: 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 porti...
by Lev Muishkin
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can time be infinite?
Replies: 186
Views: 24840

Re: Can time be infinite?

Infinite quantities cannot be divided logically. If you divide an infinite quantity in two, you get two infinite quantities, and if you divide them infinitely you get an infinite number of infinite quantities. This is, of course absurd. Thus the idea of ANY infinite thing is absurd. Because you coul...
by Lev Muishkin
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: different way of understanding grammer.
Replies: 45
Views: 7173

Re: different way of understanding grammer.

I cannot understand verbs and nouns clearly, so I created my own way to understand them. I use sentence structure and use the words as to relate to every sentence equally. Thoughts? paul You might like to know the spelling of grammar. Your second sentence does not make sense. What do you mean? Gram...
by Lev Muishkin
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 132138

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

The foetal development theory as used in the theory of Natural Selection was always a side theory. Natural Selection is not dependant on this and never was. It's just an interesting side line, which supports the idea of evolution. Afterall - if you were a god, why would you bother to mimic part of t...