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by Systematic
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Proliferation of Difficulty
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: The Proliferation of Difficulty

Impenitent wrote:sloth for everyone?

-Imp
The point is not sloth for everyone. The point is ability for everyone. If a little work gets you further, imagine how much a lot of work can bring in.
by Systematic
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Proliferation of Difficulty
Replies: 4
Views: 850

The Proliferation of Difficulty

Presently, most people are paid more for dealing with difficulties than with eliminating them. The doctor gets paid more money for seeing patients than for making a computer program that could see patients. Their job security requires that their job be difficult, since ease in their own job would al...
by Systematic
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Re: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?

Most of the people have no respect for what is wise and true. They don't think critically, and neither do they listen to those who do. Plato was the first to introduce the ideal of the philosopher king. The philosophers will likely reject the idea due to the notion that no one should have absolute ...
by Systematic
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality
Replies: 48
Views: 5718

Re: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality

. Dubious and Systematic There certainly doesn't seem to be a link between the two things that a mind in the habit of employing reason would accept as legitimate. Yes! absolutely, but that was the system for almost two millennia. Legitimate it was, if you didn't agree you were consigned to the ash ...
by Systematic
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Robotics, AI, and Politics
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Robotics, AI, and Politics

Politics in the United States seems to have an unhealthy assumption. Apparently we all need a job—maybe two. But robotic labor and AI are becoming cheaper and more efficient than human labor. In some cases they already are. I propose that we embrace this change rather than fear it or try to ignore i...
by Systematic
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Folly of Modern Science
Replies: 30
Views: 3597

Re: The Folly of Modern Science

Sorry, I think I misspoke. I meant that people could point to nature and say, "Look at all that complexity; it must be God's creation." No problem...it's easy to do. The matter of how Creation came to exist is one question; the matter of whether or not there was a why for that is another, as I'm su...
by Systematic
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Folly of Modern Science
Replies: 30
Views: 3597

Re: The Folly of Modern Science

I'm sure that pre-Darwin scientists had plenty of proofs for why God created all of the diverse species. Word-choice here is flawed. There's no such thing as "a proof for why "; only a plausible hypothesis of how . "Why" is a question involving volition and teleology; and any volitional or teleolog...
by Systematic
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Folly of Modern Science
Replies: 30
Views: 3597

Re: The Folly of Modern Science

Says who? All science asks is that a phenomenon be measureable, and repeatable. If it is, it's a proven hypothesis. If not, it's junk. Just like your knowledge of world affairs, and now, apparently, your understanding of how science is done. I know how science is done. I was more concerned about th...
by Systematic
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How do we know which side is right?
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: How do we know which side is right?

There is no 'more right'. I'm Canadian. At some point in the future, the US will come for our water, with force. They'll need it, even more than oil. Will they be in the right to do this? They need to survive. But so do we. I just hope I'm not here to see it. :lol: :?: I'm sorry. I just thought tha...
by Systematic
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How do we know which side is right?
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: How do we know which side is right?

Dalek Prime wrote: There is no 'more right'. I'm Canadian. At some point in the future, the US will come for our water, with force. They'll need it, even more than oil. Will they be in the right to do this? They need to survive. But so do we. I just hope I'm not here to see it.
:lol:
by Systematic
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Folly of Modern Science
Replies: 30
Views: 3597

The Folly of Modern Science

There is the insistence that everything that is not proven beyond the shadow of a doubt by the scientific method already is not up for discussion. The thing about all new hypotheses is that they are hypothetical. Ironically a new scientific idea would have more luck with the Pope. I'm sure that pre-...
by Systematic
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Rationalism & Empiricism
Replies: 14
Views: 7964

Re: Rationalism & Empiricism

Rationalism and empiricism should be used in tandem for the sake of knowledge. Therefore, comparing them as if you needed one or the other is incorrect. We know that survival of the fittest has had a profound influence on evolution, because we are empiricists. But we know the phrase "every man for h...
by Systematic
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How do we know which side is right?
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: How do we know which side is right?

Jaded Sage wrote:Nevermind, my dear. I mistook you for an open-minded young lady.
Either women must not say anything negative about a delusional repression of female sovereignty, or they are not open-minded? :shock:
by Systematic
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How do we know which side is right?
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: How do we know which side is right?

I saw something on the Internet a while ago that made a comparison between the (original) Star Wars situation and the situation in the Middle East. In both, there is a superpower and an underdog. In the movies, the superpower is bad and the underdog is good; in real life, the superpower is good and...
by Systematic
Wed May 25, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Is Knowing the Truth Enough?

Most of the people have no respect for what is wise and true. They don't think critically, and neither do they listen to those who do. Plato was the first to introduce the ideal of the philosopher king. The philosophers will likely reject the idea due to the notion that no one should have absolute p...