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by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 29288

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

And the Protons, Neutrons and Electrons that make up these atoms have been in existence since shortly after the Big Bang This is sort of true but not precisely so. Strictly speaking the stable sub-atomic particles which are currently being used as models to define atomic structure did not evolve un...
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meat is Murder
Replies: 12
Views: 1315

Re: Meat is Murder

Peter Adamson contemplates non-violence in ancient Indian thought. https://philosophynow.org/issues/113/Meat_is_Murder B.S., Plants are living beings just like animals, those who object to killing other living creatures to survive, should just starve to death and do the rest of us a favor. All Life...
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?
Replies: 258
Views: 23200

Re: Socialism: What Has Gone Wrong?

Darwin's theory was obviously somewhat defective in that the concept of survival of the fittest didn't take somebody like you into consideration. The so-called "survival of the fittest" rubric is a phrase which was never used by Darwin and is indeed a completely wrong-headed way to interpret evolut...
by Obvious Leo
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 24050

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

bobevenson wrote:
FlashDangerpants wrote:That's just the government renting you back your own shit every month.
Utter tyranny.
OK, do you want to protect my property and not get paid?
Please list an inventory of your possessions so that a meaningful response can be offered to your question.
by Obvious Leo
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 24050

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

SOCIALIST tyranny, you might have added.
by Obvious Leo
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use
Replies: 73
Views: 6870

Re: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use

This is not the world I want my grandchildren to grow up into. One reason why I don't want children at all. The world is too messed up. :( I disagree, Gary. There is much to find fault with in the modern world but as I reach my twilight time I know for certain that the world I will exit will be a b...
by Obvious Leo
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use
Replies: 73
Views: 6870

Re: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use

I always wonder, if the money and resources that are wasted on the prison service to punish poor people, where better spent on social programmes to improve their lives and to educate about the evils of drugs abuse the world would be a better place. Although Portugal decriminalised drugs only relati...
by Obvious Leo
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 24050

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

If Bob is blessed with heavenly guidance in this thread, I demand recognition for the saintly patience I have been granted also. I am in awe of your patience as well as grateful to you, not only for your knowledgeable explanations of some rather complex questions but also for your clarity of langua...
by Obvious Leo
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why go through Spiritual Stress?
Replies: 32
Views: 2616

Re: Why go through Spiritual Stress?

Greta wrote: the almost unbelievable good fortune of our existence.
It's a good thing Dalek's not here to argue the point with you, Greta. He regards the fact of his own existence as an egregious violation of his human rights.
by Obvious Leo
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why go through Spiritual Stress?
Replies: 32
Views: 2616

Re: Why go through Spiritual Stress?

Anybody that wastes so much as a nanosecond worrying about god deserves all the stress he can get.
by Obvious Leo
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use
Replies: 73
Views: 6870

Re: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use

But making drugs like heroin or cocaine more easily available doesn't sound like a good idea to me. It isn't. However making such drugs legal doesn't mean that they would be more easily available. There are already hundreds of equally lethal drugs on the market which are perfectly legal but only av...
by Obvious Leo
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: Hello from the UK

Welcome Kerry. I have a BA and MA in philosophy, Clearly this would put you at something of a disadvantage but analytical metaphysics is a broad church which welcomes all comers with an open mind. As with all such communities of mind we are an eclectic band of geniuses and idiots but you'll need to ...
by Obvious Leo
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use
Replies: 73
Views: 6870

Re: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use

Do drugs really have the power to recreate a human body in a way ? To make it more alive and more healthy ? Or is it the psyche which gets recreated to the detriment of the body ? An aspirin can recreate the well-being but the kidneys suffer. The same with most pain-killers. There's no such thing a...
by Obvious Leo
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Jean-Dominique Bauby & The Hell We Exist In
Replies: 195
Views: 15303

Re: Jean-Dominique Bauby & The Hell We Exist In

Leo, did Feynman speak literally or figuratively about electrons moving through time? Feynman was a mathematical physicist so all of his statements were metaphorical by definition. The difference between Feynman and many of the lesser lights in his field was that he clearly understood that the spac...
by Obvious Leo
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?
Replies: 36
Views: 3939

Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Jaded Sage wrote:Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?
It all depends.