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by Systematic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What can be done to increase humanity’s conscience?
Replies: 60
Views: 2964

Re: What can be done to increase humanity’s conscience?

I don't know what world you're living in, but I can't get anyone to help me fight for our rights because of their own conscience.
by Systematic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How Does an Atheist Come to Believe in God?
Replies: 47
Views: 2333

Re: How Does an Atheist Come to Believe in God?

I believe that the Christian God does exist, but I opted out of following Him because I could not prove--beyond the shadow of a doubt--that the very act of following the Christian God would not make me go to Hell. So I follow the Wiccan Goddess, because I cannot prove that following Her will not sen...
by Systematic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Luring Us into Simplicity
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: Luring Us into Simplicity

In the U.S. we train soldiers. They don't need to think much. The primary training for soldiers is mind training, namely, how to distinguish the real from the unreal for the purposes of both survival, and achieving an objective. Methinks what you wrote is a primary training for delusional schizophr...
by Systematic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if ... 1000000 Lb. currency limit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: What if ... 1000000 Lb. currency limit?

What would happen if you were only allowed one bank account, and, you were not allowed more than one million pounds or its equivalent in your own nation's currency. Would it keep the people from hoarding. Would anyone dare to keep that much cash or gold at their businesses? What would happen to the...
by Systematic
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if ... 1000000 Lb. currency limit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: What if ... 1000000 Lb. currency limit?

Harbal wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:18 pm
FlashDangerpants wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:10 pm

You appear to be American,
Not another one, who keeps letting them in?
We speak English for some reason. If you want to be prohibitive, try speaking Latin. I went to school with "smart" kids who couldn't figure out how to decline nouns.
by Systematic
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: IoT and Computer Science
Replies: 7
Views: 622

IoT and Computer Science

It seems that computers are taking over our world, making it more automatic. I think that is a good thing except for one point: In order to automate, you must program. You might not have to break out the C++ primer, but you must usually get out your terminal bash commands for Linux. It seems there i...
by Systematic
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

To invent a new philosophy would require much open-mindedness not only on the part of the philosophers, but also on the part of the public at large. There are many who, like me, realize such extreme open-mindedness to be folly. We will stick with what has been proven through and through. There is no...
by Systematic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

Using the knowledge that we have definitively proven useful is much more prudent than breaking up the structures with new knowledge that may prove false. Everything that has proven useful does not work eventually. I find that claim to be rather dubious. What has worked will likely continue working, ...
by Systematic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

But weren't these theories found by "meandering minds"? How is the role of philosophy any different than stairing into the unknown? Besides, has instant communication made things better if people are not involved in their immediate environment anymore? What differs practicality from subjective want...
by Systematic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

Philosophy inasmuch as it deals merely with theories is utterly impractical to a truly functional person. In the modern world, we do not deal with theory as a rule. Instead we deal with specific applications. What use do we have for a philosopher who deals with ideas but cannot bend into a particul...
by Systematic
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

And what is theory that is proven practical? Electrical theory for example, has allowed us to communicate. Therefore, in that way it is practical in proof. I don't have to wait for mail nor a printing press to reach an audience. Mechanical theory in that it allows quicker transportation is practica...
by Systematic
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

Practicality may in fact be a theory, but it is the only theory that matters, since it is the only theory that deals with practical matters. All other theories are too far removed from reality to be useful. When we stick to practical matters of thought, we avoid the superfluous the unneeded thought...
by Systematic
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

Practicality may in fact be a theory, but it is the only theory that matters, since it is the only theory that deals with practical matters. All other theories are too far removed from reality to be useful. When we stick to practical matters of thought, we avoid the superfluous the unneeded thoughts...
by Systematic
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Philosophy the Impractical Art

Philosophy inasmuch as it deals merely with theories is utterly impractical to a truly functional person. In the modern world, we do not deal with theory as a rule. Instead we deal with specific applications. What use do we have for a philosopher who deals with ideas but cannot bend into a particula...
by Systematic
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ Roots of Capitalism ~
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: ~ Roots of Capitalism ~

Anarchism or Communism. Are those feudal? It's not so much that capitalism is worse than feudalism; it's that once you allow someone to become super-powerful (e.g. the super-rich), you stop having the option to stand up for your own rights. I don't much like the government punishing people for 20 ye...