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by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity
Replies: 31
Views: 831

Re: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity

What CAN be argued is that computer science itself is helpful to philosophy for its means to connect logic to reality. Since issues of everything philosophy is often about analyzing anything, a good way to advance your intellectual capacity to reason begins by understanding the most basic forms of l...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Only the Unborn can be Born.
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Only the Unborn can be Born.

“The Buddhist conceptualization of universes has no initial creation event, but instead speaks of infinitely repeated cycles of expansion, stability, destruction, and quiescence. Oscillations. Buddha tells us that, "There is an Unborn, Unoriginated, Uncreated, Unformed. If there were not this Unbor...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 178
Views: 2630

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

"Free will was given to man by god." LOL!??!?! ..god didn't want us to have free will, so he forbade us to eat the fruit of wisdom! Is this a direct quote, HexHammer? I asked for a direct quote from the bible. that says god gave men free will. Why does a direct quote matter? It is implicit in conte...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity
Replies: 31
Views: 831

Re: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity

Also, if I'm confused, then what does this mean for the average person lacking the extent of logic and/or computing?
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity
Replies: 31
Views: 831

Re: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity

If this is an appeal to philosophers, shouldn't you first define "Computational Complexity" at least? Scott M, between Scott A’s essay and a flurry of Wikipedia references, I was able to grasp a working definition of what computational complexity is. Among all the tasks that are computable, some ca...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 178
Views: 2630

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Immanuel Can wrote: No. It doesn't say that. It says, "The tree of the knowledge of good and evil," not "the tree of wisdom." It's an excellent myth. 'Knowledge' in the Biblical sense does not mean wisdom or accumulation of facts. 'Knowledge' in the Biblical sense means experience. The thing about ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Universal Basic Income plan
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Universal Basic Income plan

I think this should exist for all....at least in principle. (1) But one concern against it is that if people get what the 'need', they have no incentive as a force to motivate people to bother looking for work at all. (2) Another is that if all countries were not doing this, those that lack this wil...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 178
Views: 2630

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

"Free will was given to man by god." This I often hear from theists. I searched the bible and found no support for this from the word of the supposed god. So this is inference? Or did I miss something. Will Guffo or somebody else please tell me where the idea of "free will" emerged in christian thi...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 425

Re: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?

With the rise of the Right in U.S. alot of americans are becoming increasingly in favor of the confederates and pro-slavery. You mean people are suddenly becoming Democrats? After all, every single slave owner America at the time of the Emancipation was a Democrat. Or do you mean like all those Gra...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 425

Re: it 'is' relevant

Not every pro-life American is evangelical. Not every pro-life American is conservative. There is no monolithic position on these subjects. Anyone who believes there is a monolithic position on these subjects has -- to be mild -- been fed a plate of crap by folks with agendas. And: no, 'slavery' do...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 425

Re:

"I think he was pointing to the contradiction that the conservative pro-lifers favor the life of zygotes but oddly still favor killing of those full grown adults." I think he was doin' more than that, but: let's say he was, for conversation's sake, just addressin' 'that' supposed contradiction. Fro...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 425

Re: c'mon, man

"alot of americans are becoming increasingly in favor of the confederates and pro-slavery." Your evidence? # pro-life does not extend to abolishment of the death penalty. Generally: adults, guilty of heinous crime, get the chair. Not quite the same, you'll agree, as offing a kid in the womb. # "Say...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 425

Re: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?

With the rise of the Right in U.S. alot of americans are becoming increasingly in favor of the confederates and pro-slavery. Which arguments do you put forth in defense for re-instating slavery (or wanted to keep it in the first place)? And why should people be born into slavery simply because of t...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity
Replies: 31
Views: 831

Re: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity

If this is an appeal to philosophers, shouldn't you first define "Computational Complexity" at least?